Archive Information: George Padmore Institute

76 Stroud Green Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EN 

Mon-Fri 11.00am -4.00pm, by prior appointment only

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What you’ll find

What we collect

Materials relating to black communities of Caribbean, African and Asian descent in Britain and continental Europe from 1960s-2000s.

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Most Unusual Item

Example of Balochi embroidery from Afghanistan (c.1990s). Small collection of materials exhibited in Moss Side, Manchester gifted by the community activist Elouise Edwards (1932-2021). The collection includes samples of embroidery work which demonstrate traditional skills from the local communities. Currently awaiting cataloguing following conservation work to remove dust.

Example of Balochi embroidery from Afghanistan (c.1990s).

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