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Adamah Family Papers

Identifier: ADAMAH
Scope and Contents This collection of papers reflects the history of the Adamah family from 1858, mainly through the correspondence of one person Fia King Togbui Adamah II. He was born Sampson Semaxa Paul in 1863 in the Anlo district. His father Paul Atsu hailed from the Royal House of Some being the direct descendent of Fiaga Adamah I of the Some state. According to the eulogy of his life held in the National Archives of Ghana in Accra, he stowed away on a British ship at the age of 15 around 1878. The...
Dates: 1858-1960

Additional Manuscripts

Identifier: AMS
Scope and Contents

This archive is made up of additional archive collections of one box or less.

Dates: 1900-2013

Africa Reparations Movement (UK)

Identifier: ARM
Scope and Contents This collection is held offsite - please give a week's notice in order that we can retrieve it. The collection consists of meeting minutes and papers, correspondence The Africa Reparations Movement (ARM UK) was set up by Bernie Grant as a result of a the Conference on Reparations held in Nigeria in 1993 with the aim of seeking reparations for the harm done to Africa and the African diaspora through enslavement, colonisation, and racism. The UK branch of ARM came into being in December 1993...
Dates: 1995-1996

Alexandre Dumas Collection

Identifier: DUMAS
Scope and Contents This collection is held offsite - please give a week's notice in order that we can retrieve it. The collection consists of material relating to Alexandre Dumas pere, including photographs, press cuttings and publications. The collection includes a manuscript letter written by Dumas (DUMAS/1), his journal 'Le Mousquetaire' (DUMAS/3/1) and draft works on Dumas by Harry A Spurr (DUMAS/6). The series have been artificially created, with the exception of DUMAS/4 which appears to be an original...
Dates: c1845-1960

Antique Newspapers

Identifier: AN
Scope and Contents

These newspapers contain articles relevant to Black British history; these are usually on the Transatlantic Slave Trade but some articles relate to musicians, sportsmen and British imperialism.

Dates: 1703-1882

Avant Garde Dance

Identifier: AGARDE
Dates: 2004-2015

Bill of Sale

Identifier: EMELINE
Scope and Contents

A bill of sale for an enslaved woman, probably from the south-eastern United States of America. Mary W Bramtly(?) is selling Emeline to John Eady and Simeon(?) Perry for $400.

Dates: 4 September 1843

Bisexuals Of Colour Collection

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises of material produced by Bi’s of Colour (zines, reports, badges and other publications) alongside material collected from other bisexual initiatives, including publications, t-shirts, leaflets, badges.

Dates: 2015 - 2021

Black Ink Collection

Identifier: BLACK-INK
Dates: 1975 - 2017

Black Liberation Front Publications

Identifier: LIBFRONT
Scope and Contents

This collection comprises pamphlets from the BLF's Black Liberation Series and a run of its Grass Roots newspaper.

Dates: 1979-1991

Boy Blue Entertainment

Identifier: BBENTS
Dates: 2004-2013

Brixton Uprisings

Identifier: UPRISINGS
Scope and Contents

This collection gathers texts, photographs, newspaper articles, witness accounts, and ephemera relating to the Brixton uprisings in 1981 and related uprisings in Birmingham, Croxteth and Southall. The collection comprises community newsletters, grass roots newspapers, police reports, liberation and defence campaign literature, press cuttings and extracts from right wing inclined national tabloids and leftist pamphlets.

Dates: 1981

Caribbean Communications Project

Identifier: CCP
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers.

Dates: 1977

Carl Campbell Dance Company 7

Identifier: CCDC7
Scope and Contents

This collection primarily comprises audio-visual, administrative, and promotional materials. The records relate to Carl Campbell Dance Company 7's governance, performances, education programme, and other projects.

Dates: 1978-c.2000s

Cultural Exchange Through Theatre in Education

Identifier: CETTIE
Scope and Contents Wide remit of schools, museums, libraries, community groups. They initially focussed on African American individuals but in 1997 decided to focus on Black British individuals. This was originally suggested by Arif Ali. Original founder board members included Len Garrison, Shabaka Thompson, Shango Baku. Other board members include Keith Khan.The organisation produced several teaching packs, games, cards and reports. They also had two school residencies during half term...
Dates: 1987-2007

Derek B collection

Identifier: DEREKB
Scope and Contents Derek Boland (15 January 1965 – 15 November 2009), better known by his stage name Derek B, was a British rapper. His most commercially successful releases were "Goodgroove" and "Bad Young Brother" in 1988. Born in Hammersmith, London, to Trinidadian nurse Jenny Boland, he was raised in Woodford. When he was 15, he started DJing in a mobile unit around London, before joining local pirate radio stations such as Kiss FM and LWR and finally starting his own station, WBLS....
Dates: 1980s-1990s

Gordon de la Mothe

Identifier: MOTHE
Scope and Contents Gordon de la Mothe was born in Carriacou in Grenada in 1933. In 1958 he moved to England where after working in a factory as a labourer studied Art first at Luton College of Art (1967-69) before gaining a diploma in Art and Design at Maidstone College of Art and an Art Teachers diploma at the University of Liverpool. He then became an art teacher.Whilst operating as an art teacher, de la Mothe was an active artist producing a number of works that were exhibited...
Dates: c1959-2009

Indentures of the Gale family and others relating to Jamaican plantations

Identifier: GALE
Scope and Contents

This collection of indentures are concerned with property in Jamaica originally owned by the Gale family but which descend through marriage into the families of John Fisher and Joseph Chaplin Hankey. They are primarily concerned with plantations in the parish of St Elizabeths, including Luanna Pen, Goldren Grove and the Union estates, but also some apparently unrelated properties such as Rose Hall.

Dates: 1760-1838

Jacqueline Creft Memorial Collection

Identifier: CREFT
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises of material generated by the New Jewel Movement/People’s Revolutionary Government during the time of the Grenadian revolution (1979-1983). This includes publications, photographs, policy documentation, newspapers and audio material. Alongside this are materials published worldwide about the revolutionary period in Grenada and the subsequent US invasion. The collection has been sorted into two main series’ to reflect this.

Dates: 1979 - 2017

Jeanette Brooks

Identifier: JBROOKS
Scope and Contents

This collection comprises materials relating to work undertaken by Jeanette Brooks with various dance companies, including her own; The Dance Movement and Pick Up Dancers Corporation. It also includes contextual records, including more general and background information about Jeanette Brooks, as well as programmes and promotional materials from various productions and events.

Dates: 1959-2008

June Gamble

Identifier: JGAMBLE
Scope and Contents

This collection primarily comprises administrative records, correspondence, promotional materials and reviews relating to June Gamble's clients from the field of dance.

Dates: 1987-2006

Kompany Malakhi

Identifier: KMALAKHI
Scope and Contents

This collection primarily comprises audio-visual, administrative, and promotional materials. The records relate to Kompany Malakhi's governance, performances and education programme, from c. 2000 to its closure in 2012.

Dates: 2000-2012

Letters to John Gladstone & Co, Liverpool

Identifier: GLADSTONE
Scope and Contents This collection is held offsite - please give a week's notice in order that we can retrieve it. This collection comprises 7 letters apparently written from John Gladstone's agents; Alexander C Logan in Jamaica and Edwin Smith and James Killey in India. A further 7 letters are from from commercial correspondants; including Messrs Watson and Hudson in Australia and Hunter, Arbuthnot & Co in Mauritius.The letters are business based and often deal with the...
Dates: 1840-1843

Marcus Garvey Collection

Identifier: GARVEY
Scope and Contents

This collection is held offsite - please give a week's notice in order that we can retrieve it. This collections comprises material relating to Marcus Garvey that Black Cultural Archives has collected. It includes a small number of copied documents relating directly to Garvey (GARVEY/1), material celebrating and commemorating Garvey and his anniversaries (GARVEY/2), and posters reproducing images of Garvey (GARVEY/3).

Dates: 1975-2002

Mary Seacole Collection

Identifier: SEACOLE
Scope and Contents

Resources related to Mary Seacole, including posters, books, and images.

Dates: 1984-c2005

Material relating to campaigning project 'Big Up', led by The Gay Men's Health Charity' (GMFA)

Identifier: GMFA
Scope and Contents GMFA's campaign 'Big Up' set out to raise awareness about Black gay men's health and HIV in the Black community. It was a volunteer working group operating through the charity GMFA and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.The material includes:1. Poster: 'HIV is a Virus: it has no race, gender or sexuality' (and duplicate)2. Poster: 'Be Switched On', on the subject of embracing diversity in the community (and duplicate)3. Postcard: 'HIV from the...
Dates: c2008-2010

Newspapers, newsletters, magazines and journals

Scope and Contents

The collection is enormously varied, and includes magazines appealing to a wide readership, as well as those focusing on cultural identity, social and political issues, business, economic development, fashion, health, education, the arts, sport and music, as well as a large number addressed to women readers.

Dates: 1936-2008

Newspapers of Hansib Publications Ltd

Identifier: HANSIB
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the following newspapers: the Caribbean Times, African Times and Asian Times.

Dates: c1981- 2001

Nubian Steps

Identifier: NUBIAN
Scope and Contents

This collection primarily comprises audio-visual, administrative, and promotional materials. It includes records relating to the governance of OnyxArts Foundation and administrative and promotional materials for various Nubian Steps productions.

Dates: 1996-2013

Nzingha Assata's papers

Identifier: ASSATA
Dates: c1983-2014

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