The award wining rukus! Black LGBT Archive, launched in 2005, generates , collects, preserves and makes available to the public historical, cultural and artistic materials relating to our lived experience in the UK. The work of the archive makes a unique and significant contribution to the development and celebration of the Black LGBT Community.
The main objectives of the archive are: (1) To establish a living Black LGBT history archive in its own premises (2); to produce exhibitions, publications, talks and workshops, educational resource material to increase awareness of our lives and visibility of our history and (3) create oral history interviews to preserve a record of our lives and testimonies. In 2010 we deposited the archive at London Metropolitan Archives.
Our collection policy is ongoing and we are looking for the following materials
Books & Monographs
Monographs & Pamphlets
Photographs & Prints
Posters & Ephemera
Please get in touch if you have materials