Dear Readers,

Welcome to the first Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) Archive Newsletter. I have decided to create a separate newsletter distinct from the Black & Asian Heritage Mix Newsletter to highlight issues relating more specifically to the archive sector.

I am hoping to comment on the British archive sector in the near future, especially on the lack of workforce diversity. You will also find a separate “Archive Sector” category on Please see right-hand side menu of the website.

In case you are not inspired by the intricacies of the recordkeeping sector, I hope you will keep on reading my other newsletters and blogposts.

Please remember that you can also follow me on Twitter @blackeresources, where you will find more “everyday news” on diversity, that you will not necessarily find on the website.

Keep well and stay safe,


Thushari Perera


Read the blog here if this newsletter does not upload properly.

Document! Black Lives Matter

By Arike Oke, Black Cultural Archives, 8 June 2020

BLM Typewriter

COVID-19 Collecting @aiucentre #AllStoriesAreImportant

By the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Centre, June 2020

Covid Masked Asian

Oral History Project: Capturing and sharing the incredible experiences of the Windrush Generation

By Barnados, June 2020


Sheffield Archives reveal history of city links to slavery and fight to abolish it

By Julia Armstrong, The Star, 11 June 2020

Slavery Chains

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