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Major accessions to repositories in 2014 relating to Black History


Lancashire Archives

  • Charu Ainscough (fl 1993-2012), Senior Equal Opportunities Officer, Lancashire County Council: records rel to local diversity groups incl Sahara in Preston, Preston Mela, Lancashire Wide Network for Minority Ethnic Women and Lancashire Black and Minority Ethnic Pact 1993-2012 (DDX 3072)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Cyril 'Cy' Ewart Lionel Grant (1919-2010), Guyanese actor, musician, writer and poet: records incl corresp, notes, personal papers, photographs, draft manuscripts, with audio-visual material incl records of Drum Arts Centre Ltd and Concord Festival Trust c1940-2010 (B14/087)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • Northamptonshire Black History Association: oral history videos, CDs and cassette tape recordings incl programmes rel to minority issues 1988-2006 (2014/81)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives: recordings from oral history projects incl 'Bengali East End', 'Don't just live, live to be remembered: The Somali East End' and 'Where I Belong: Black and Asian women's lives in Tower Hamlets' 2011-2014 (TH/9467, TH/9468, TH/9469)


Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Arthur Roberts (d 1982), volunteer in the Royal Scots Fusiliers: diary, memoir and papers rel to his experiences on the Western Front 1917-1918 (Documents.24472)

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services

  • Ivo De Souza (1918-1997), Jamaican diplomat and wartime pilot: memoir 1940-1974 (X007-5270)


Black Cultural Archives

  • Adamah family of Ghana: papers c1885-1959 (AC2014/09)
  • Norma Gibbes (b 1943), educator and local councillor: video and audio recordings 20th cent (AC2014/31)
  • Cyril Lionel Robert James (1901-1989), activist, writer and historian: digital photographs, with transcript of recording and report 1989 (AC2014/07)
  • Boy Blue Entertainment, hip-hop dance company, London: promotional material and programmes for various tours and performances, incl for 'The Five and the Prophecy of Prana' production 2012-2013 (AC2014/50)
  • Indigo Youth Ltd, organisation supporting young people, London: digital photographs, sound recordings and audio visual material c2000-2014 (AC2014/33)
  • Kompany Malakhi, dance company, London: records 20th cent (AC2014/28)
  • Tavaziva Dance, London: promotional material and recordings of various productions with educational material 2006-2013 (AC2014/52)
  • Association of Dance of the African Diaspora: newsletters and magazines 1994-2003 (AC2014/51)
  • Black Cultural Archives: oral history interviews from the project 'Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s', with recordings made at the related V&A Museum event 'Staying Power: Decks, Dance and Dialogue 1950-2000', April 2014 c2007-2014 (AC2014/13, 36)
  • Black and Asian Studies Association: papers incl corresp, pamphlets and educational publications 2004 (BASA)
  • Drum Arts Centre, Covent Garden: corresp and pamphlets c1960-1969 (AC2014/63)
  • Organisation for Women of Asian and African Descent: recording of first conference in 1980 with educational material 1980-2014 (AC2014/11, 56)
  • Digital oral histories and papers rel to HLF funded project 'Organised Youth', which researched the British Black Panther movement (1968-1972) 2013 (AC2014/25)
  • Film and photographs rel to visit to London by Stokely Carmichael 1967 (AC2014/16)
  • Andrea and Dwain Mae: papers rel to court case with the police 2009-2014 (AC2014/41)


Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • University of Huddersfield: papers of the Huddersfield Polytechnic School of Education Caribbean Project 1982-1989 (Acc 2014-32)

London University: Institute of Commonwealth Studies

  • William Arthur Watkin Strachan (1921-1998), air force officer, legal administrator, political activist: personal papers c1935-1999 (ICS158)

London University: Senate House Library

  • Cyril Lionel Robert James (1901-1989), activist, writer and historian: corresp 1938-1957 (MS1210)