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Ann Adeyemi Collection

Ann Adeyemi1928-1990s
Ann’s grandmother was White Irish and her grandfather Black Liberian. They met in Salford in the early part of the twentieth century. Ann’s mixed race mother was born in 1920. Ann's father was born in Liberia but grew up in Sierra Leone. Ann was born in Manchester in 1951.
In her early life she lived in Cheetham Hill and Ashton. Ann qualified as a teacher, taught History, English and Drama and worked in London on anti-racism project. She has also been an Inspector of Arts and Humanities in Wandsworth. Ann currently (2014) lives in Blackburn.
Most of the material in this collection pertains to Ann's life, covering her childhood, education, social and family life. There is a small amount of material relating to her parents, including her father's passport and discharge papers. Types of material include photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, educational transcripts, official documentation, religious items, arts ephemera (theatre and music) and books.
Ann Adeyemi Collection
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01 Jan 1928 - 31 Dec 1999
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Catalogue revised: May 2018
The material is organised into a number of series (Note: some series only contain one item, listed at series and item level):Photographs 1930s-1940sPhotographs 1940s-1960sPhotographs 1970s-1980sPhotographs 1980s-1990sCorrespondenceNewspaper ClippingsEducational MaterialsEducational Transcripts (De La Salle College, Manchester)Educational Transcripts (Notre Dame College of Education, Liverpool)Educational Transcripts (Bury Convent Grammer School)Educational Transcripts (St. Mary's Junior School)Official Documentation for James AdeyemiCorrespondenceReligious CertificateHandwritten InventoryTheatre EphemeraSigned PhotographsMiscellaneousOral History
Ann Adeyemi donated this material to the Race Relations Resource Centre in 2010. She had suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2008 and wanted to ensure that her and her family's history was recorded for posterity. Alongside the archive donation Julie Devonald, Library Manager at the Resource Centre carried out a project with students at the University of Manchester to document Ann's life, including interviewing her and creating a poster about her life.
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Partial restriction24 hours notice is required to view this collection. Material will then be accessible through Manchester Central Library Search Room, Manchester Central Library, St. Peters Square, Manchester, M2 5PD. Any enquiries relating to this collection please contact:
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The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre Library holds transcripts of the interviews carried out with Ann (Ref: MAN/HI.2/ADE) and access copies of the oral history interviews.
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