Commission for Racial Equality publications online
(18 January 2018)
The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre (a library and archive dedicated to combating racism through education) has made a complete set of publications by the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) available via the Library’s digital image platform Luna.
This is a unique and significant collection of 541 pamphlets, reports and guidelines published by the CRE across its lifespan, from 1976 to 2007. They comprehensively chart the changing debates, policy and practice of race relations in the UK during this time. These publications don’t exist as a collection anywhere else, in either digital or physical format, and many of the individual titles are unique.
The publications were originally acquired by the Resource Centre as part of a very large donation from the CRE library, following the organisation’s dissolution (into the work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission) in 2007. They are now part of the Resources Centre’s physical library collection and have proved extremely valuable to researchers from across the Humanities. Since the copyright for these publications was transferred to the Resource Centre along with the donation, the material was digitised and made available to students, academics and independent researchers from Manchester and beyond.