The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre
We will reopen in Spring 2014 at our new location. More information will be posted on this website shortly, but please feel free to get in touch with any queries while we are closed.
The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre is an open access library that supports the study of race and ethnic history. Its collection includes over 8,000 resources available for use by students, practitioners and the general public.
We have primary material which is difficult to find elsewhere, for example, several collections of local oral history interview transcripts, including:
- Our 144-strong interview collection from Manchester's ethnic minority communities
- The original Roots Oral History Project based in Moss Side from 1986
- Interviews with attendees at the 50th memorial conference celebrating the 1945 Pan-African Congress in Manchester
Our secondary material is a great source of supplementary information for students and researchers across a variety of academic courses, and offers a wealth of material to assist with dissertations, large projects and independent studies.
The collection is organised around the key themes of history, politics, culture and identity, gender, education and employment, housing, immigration, social services, and criminal justice.
A unique cataloguing system allows visitors to identify material relevant to their research needs. The vast majority of our material is catalogued in a searchable online database:
We are open to the public daily and visitors may use the materials in the Centre free of charge. We welcome group visits from students, community groups and schools. We are, however, limited by space so if you would like a group visit please contact us to arrange this.