The George Padmore Institute Archive Catalogue

The GPI carries forward the vision of George Padmore through its archive collections. We collect and provide access to archives and rare publications relating predominantly to the black experience in Britain and internationally, especially in the Caribbean.

We have a diverse range of archives comprising written and audio material, visual material and also photographs. The Institute has catalogued over 9000 records to date.

The archives cover independent cultural, educational and political activity during periods of social tension and change, particularly during the 1960s-1990s. Those who experienced and were engaged in such activities remain central to the work of the George Padmore Institute today.

Please note that the Institute is named in honour of George Padmore but does not house archive collections relating to him.