Ephemera collection

Scope and Content

Ephemera collected by the Black Cultural Archives related to the Black experience in Britain. Includes printed documents, typescripts and photocopies of flyers, newsletters, and posters of cultural events, campaigns and occasions.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ephemera collected by Black Cultural Archives and from donated material.


The ephemera collection is currently being re-ordered into a subject-based system of arrangement. Reference numbers may alter during the re-ordering process and temporary labels may also be attached to the material whilst the ephemera collection is being re-ordered.

Access Information

This collection is available for research. Readers are strongly urged to contact Black Cultural Archives in advance of their visit. Some of the material may be stored off-site and advance notice of at least a week is needed in order to retrieve this material.

The reading room is open for access to archive materials Wednesdays-Fridays, 10am-4pm. The reading room is also open late every second Thursday of the month, 1pm-7pm.

Please email the archivist to book an appointment archives@bcaheritage.org.uk


Further ephemera is added to the collection on a regular basis.