Amanda Sebestyen collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection reflects Sebestyen’s interest in the Roma, and contains items that are especially relevant to central Europe. There is also some material from the art exhibition “The strains of war.”

Administrative / Biographical History

This small collection was donated by journalist Amanda Sebestyen. Sebyesten has worked with asylum seekers, and has campaigned for the rights of the Roma people. She has a long standing interest in Bosnia and Kosovo, and she has written on feminism. In 1992, she organised the “Strains of War” art exhibition at Greenwich Citizens Gallery.


Numbered items in a folder.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers, by appointment. Please email:, giving at least two working days notice.

Further details about access to our collections are available on our website.

Access to archive material is subject to preservation requirements and must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

SALIDAA deposited part of their archive with Brunel University Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

A finding aid is available on the Special Collections website.

Archivist's Note

Described by Paula Gerrard with amendments by Katie Flanagan.

Conditions Governing Use

The material, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by copyright. You are unable to publish, in full or in part, without the permission of the copyright holder. However you may use the material as permitted under statutory exceptions in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, e.g. quote for purposes of scholarship within the limits of fair dealing.

Custodial History

This collection is part of the The South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive (SALIDAA) which was founded in 1999. The aim was to preserve sources and information about the contribution of the South Asian community to literature and arts in Britain.