Roots oral history project

Scope and Content

Materials relating to the Roots Oral History project

Administrative / Biographical History

The Roots History project was an oral history programme featuring the lives of Black people in Manchester. The Project was funded through the government's Manpower Services Commission adult employment scheme and administered by a volunteer management committee. The initial material was drawn together in the late 1970s. In the early 1990s the extant material was collected for inclusion in the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and supplemented by additional interviews. Further details about the collection history is included in the preface to the Roots oral history project bound volumes held in the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre library.


Materials collected in boxes, most with box lists

Access Information

Access conditions apply to one item. All other items are open access: consultation only; quotation permitted (with permission) for research and academic purposes.

Custodial History

Interviews, recordings and transcripts collected by the Roots History Project; photographs and ephemera collected from individuals as part of the project

Related Material

Copies of transcripts available on request in Race Relations Library