Journals, UK and Caribbean

Collection Ref No.:

GB 2904 JOU

Date range:

1961-1995

Description

Journals and newsletters published in the UK and Caribbean (excluding Cuba) are found in this collection, catalogued at series and file level. This is an accruing collection with the majority of the currently catalogued items belonging to the 1960s and 1970s.
The 1960s and 1970s was a very active period of black struggles in both the UK and the Caribbean. In the UK organisations were formed to fight against acts of racism in society and to protect the rights and promote the culture of the new immigrant population. In the post-independent Caribbean it was a period of new radical and cultural ideas. There was also a lot of contact and mutual influence between the population of the Caribbean and the UK at this time. Many people from the Caribbean came to the British universities to study and there was a movement of people and ideas between the two regions.
The George Padmore Institute collection includes such journals as Race Today, Black Liberator, Black Ram and Caribbean Insight from the UK and New World Quarterly, New World Fortnightly, Jamaica Journal, New Beginning Movement and Kontakto Antiyano from the Caribbean.
For journals and newsletters published in Cuba, North America, East -covering the Middle East, Asia and Australasia - or Africa, see the fonds GB 2904 JLR. All runs of journals are incomplete, and the GPI Archive only holds one issue of some journals; please check the extent field. Often an organisation's records will be catalogued in GB 2904 JLR, for example publicity and organisational material produced by the West Indian Students Union, while any journals or newsletters, in this case the 'WISU Newsletter', are catalogued in GB 2904 JOU.
Editorial details and publishing histories are included, where known.
Related material: GB 2904 JLR - often an organisation's records will be catalogued in the collection GB 2904 JLR, while any journals or newsletters produced by the organisation are catalogued in GB 2904 JOU. Where this occurs, material has been cross-referenced.

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