The Black History Collection database is currently undergoing maintenance and is currently unavailable. If you have a query about the collection, please contact us via the contact page
You can search for phrases “using quotes” or exclude certain terms using a -minus symbol
During Covid-19 the Black History Collection is closed and will remain so until it is safe to re-open. On re-opening, visits will be by appointment only and one person a day to ensure social distancing can be observed and to allow for cleaning before and after.
The Collection will only be available one day a week, to ensure time to quarantine materials between visits.
An update will be issued with more details at a later date.
A selection of pamphlets on and from black communities, which had been part of the IRR’s library 1950s-1980s, have been retained at IRR is searchable here .
The pamphlets are organised alphabetically in terms of author. Please make a note of the library classification mark, which will begin 32 and it will use both upper case and lower case letters, in order for us to be able to locate this in our collection, should you wish to read it.