Bashir Maan Archive
In 2014 Colourful Heritage, teamed up with Glasgow Life to create Scotland’s first dedicated physical archive based at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow. It is named after Mr Bashir Maan who as a trailbrazer was a leading political figure in Glasgow who became Britain’s first Muslim elected to public office in 1970 as a Councillor in Glasgow and was Scotlands first Muslim Justice of Peace in 1968.
The archive contains photographs and documents from as far back as the 1930s which are contributed by various members of the community. The archive gives many useful insights into the lives of these first brave explorers.
The archive is open to anyone to view at:
The Mitchell Library,
Archives, Level 5,
North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN
Tel no :0141 287 2910
We invite you to deposit further material into the archive. Please contact us.