Institute of Race Relations Archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains material on the Institute's corporate management including finance and meeting minutes, correspondence, papers re members, press releases and newspaper articles, reports and material re Towards Racial Justice and "Race Today". The collection is primarily original paper-based material with some paper-based facsimiles (mainly in the newspapers).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Institute of Race Relations was founded in 1958. Its focus was originally research and publication of race relations material. This changed focus in 1972 to become more focused on responding to research needs of Black communities and current racism in Britain , both social and institutional. It published "Race and Class" journal and was affiliated with the Towards Racial Justice publication "Race Today".

Arrangement

The material is arranged into 9 series:

  • corporate management
  • finance and fundraising
  • meeting minutes
  • reports
  • correspondence
  • papers re members
  • press releases
  • newspaper clippings
  • Towards Racial Justice/Race Today

Within these series, the collection is arranged mainly chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

Some materal is closed under the Data Protection Act 1998. Consult the AIU Race Relations Research Centre for access.

Acquisition Information

Much of this material was donated as part of the Resource Centre's acquisition of the Commission for Racial Equality's library. Additional material comes from Lou Kushnick and other unknown sources.

Conditions Governing Use

Please consult the Race Relations research centre for more details

Related Material

Lou Kushnick material, Darcus Howe material, Robert Moore archive

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