Robert Moore Papers

Scope and Content

This collection spans the period of 1965 to 1998 of Robert Moore's career. Robert carried out various research projects and published in the areas of Immigration and Race Relations. The archive includes his personal papers, research notes, pamphlets, book reviews, legal papers, and racist correspondence sent to him in response to his publications.

The collection also includes papers relating to a court case against the writer, broadcaster and civil liberties campaigner Darcus Howe.

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Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Moore worked in Birmingham University with John Rex, leading to the publication of Race, Community and Conflict (OUP) in 1967. He subsequently held chairs of Sociology in the Universities of Aberdeen and Liverpool. Among his other published works are Racism and Black Resistance in Britain (Pluto Press, 1975) Slamming the Door: the administration of immigration control, (with Tina Wallace, published by Martin Robertson, 1975), Positive Action in Action: Equal Opportunities and Declining Opportunities on Merseyside, (Ashgate, Danish Centre for Migration and Ethnic Studies, 1997) and numerous articles and book chapters.

In addition to academic work Robert Moore has been involved in campaigning against racism; the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Aberdeen where he was also instrumental in the founding of Grampian Community Relations Council, in Durham where he was active in the Tyneside CRC and in North Wales where he is a trustee of the North Wales Regional Equality Network. During the 1972 crisis at the Institute of Race Relations Robert Moore undertook to mobilise academics to resist the Council in defence of freedom of speech. The successful campaign resulted in the resignation of the council and the restructuring of the Institute with a more radical programme. In the course of these events Robert Moore accumulated letters and papers, which form the core of this collection.


The collection is organised into the following series: • University Teaching • Correspondence on Immigration • Correspondence on Immigration Cases, Statistics, and Legal Papers • Submissions on the Scarman Inquiry and 1986 Census • 'Racism and Black Resistance in Britain' Book reviews • Journal articles by Robert Moore • 1972 Race Relations Institute internal conflict • Darcus Howe Court Case papers • The Runnymede Trust material • Church Organisation material • AGIN (Action Group on Immigration and Nationality) • Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants • Hilton Report and correspondence regarding the Advisory Service for Immigrants • Race Relations Acts material • Newcastle upon Tyne Community Relations Council • Papers of Robert Moore • Conference papers, publications, and reports

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