Frequently asked questions


1. What does Nottingham Black Archive do?

NBA collects and archives material relating to the experiences of Black people in Nottingham, with a particular focus on the late 20th century. Our archive can be used to conduct research. We also offer a number of learning opportunities, including group sessions and a number of resources for schools and community groups to loan.

2. What are archives?

An archive can be a single document (sometimes called a record), or it can be an entire collection containing thousands of records. The term ‘archives’ generally refers to unique records which are kept for their historic or social value.

3. What archives do you hold?

Since 2010, NBA has been collecting material which documents the Black experience in Nottingham. Our collection spans a period of five decades, with a focus on the twentieth century to present day. The archive contains a wide variety of materials including a growing library, photographs, letters, newsletters and political letters reflecting the history of the African Caribbean diaspora in Nottingham.

4. Where are you based?

We are an online archive you can find us at

5. Do you work with individuals and organisations on projects?

If you have a project please send us  details of it, including time scale and budget and we will get back to you. Send your project ideas


6. Can I volunteer? 

Volunteer positions are posted to the website. If you are interested, get in touch.

7. Who should I contact for more information?




8. Do you have a mailing list?

We do have a mailing list. Please sign up to receive details of events and how you can get involved.

9. Do you take donations to the archive?

We take donations provided that they fit with our collecting policy. If you feel that you have a collection that we would be interested in, please contact the Learning and engagement collections manager. If you would like to make a financial donation… please contat us at…