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Colonial states and African societies: Kenya

Resources for the study of African colonial history including Belgian, British, French, and Portuguese colonial history.

Kenya


Kenya under colonial rule, in government reports, 1907-1964
East Ardsley, Wakefield, United Kingdom : Microform Academic Publishers, [2016-]

Contents are digitized annual reports of the colonial government.

Administration, 1924-1963
Finance, 1910-1964
Police and judicial, 1918-1963
Natural resources, 1907-1964
Social services, 1920-1964
Transport and public works, 1910-1964
Communications and post office savings, 1910-1963
Commerce, 1917-1963
Corporations and board, 1950-1964
Miscellaneous, 1907-1964
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/13948871

 
 
Kenya National Archives

Microfilm records are available from
Hoover Library
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/catalog?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search_field=search&q=kenya+national+archives
and the
Center for Research Libraries
http://catalog.crl.edu/search/Y?SEARCH=kenya%20national%20archives&searchscope=1
The CRL microfilm is more complete for some sections than Hoover's copy.

Printed guide to the microfilm -

A guide to the Kenya National Archives : to the microfilms of the provincial and district annual reports, record books, and handing-over reports, miscellaneous correspondence, and intelligence reports
by Robert G. Gregory, Robert M. Maxon, and Leon P. Spencer.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Program of Eastern African Studies, Syracuse University, 1968, c1969.
xvi, 452 p. ; 24 cm.
Series: Syracuse University Eastern African bibliographical series no. 3

If you use Hoover's microfilm,
you will need the Reel Guide in the back of the book.
Hoover copy
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/628250

Green Library copy of guide
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/2036118

 
Kenya National Archives Microfilm in Hoover Library

Annual reports, 1904-1963 [microform].
Nairobi : Kenya Government Photographic Service, 1965.
63 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Hoover Library
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/1915743

 

Handing over reports, 1910-1963 [microform].
Nairobi : Kenya Government Photographic Service, 1965.
14 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Hoover Library
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/1915735

 

Intelligence reports, 1921-1951 [microform].
Nairobi : Kenya Government Photographic Service, 1965.
12 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Hoover Library
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/1915744

 

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1894-1961 [microform]
Nairobi : Kenya Government Photographic Service, 1965.
10 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Hoover Library
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/1915745


Provincial and district record books, 1902-1958 [microform].
Nairobi : Kenya Government Photographic Service, 1965.
18 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Hoover Library
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/1915734

 

Kenya. Colony and Protectorate
Library has: 23, 1921; 29-30, 1927-30; 35-47, 1933-45;
Library has: [50-59, 1948-57]
Hoover Library
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/425782
 
 
Kenya National Assembly
1907-1937, 1937-1966
Hoover Library
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/439226
 
 
Kenya Legislative Council
Title: [Dispatch to the legislative Council] /
Corp Author(s): Kenya. Governor, 1944-1952 (Sir Philip Euen Mitchell) . Year: 1947
Description: 4 pages ; 23 cm.
Note(s): Relating to the establishment of East African High Commission for the administration of the Common Services and changes in the Legislative Council.
Green Library
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/6209777
 
 
Kenya. National Assembly. House of Representatives
1963-1966
Hoover Library
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/392123
 
 
Kenya National Assembly. Senate
1963, 1964, 1965, 1966. 
7 vols.
Hoover Library
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/390366
 
 
Kenya.  National Assembly
No. 17, 1967
Hoover Library
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/390941
 
 
Kenya. National Assembly
2004, 2017-2018
Green Library SAL3
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/12097451
 
 

LLMC Digital Library

Stanford has subscription access. Has various Legislative Council Debates, National Assembly Hansards, Laws, etc.
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8336445N
 

 

Kenya Primary Sources from Adam Matthew Digital

[in chronological order]

Ethiopian frontiers of Somaliland and Kenya 1934 [2012]
CO 879/132
Department/Office: Colonial Office
Collection: Confidential Print: Africa
Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2012.
1 online resource
15 p.
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/12330072

 

Kenya military report 1939
WO 287/137
U.K. Confidential Print: Africa
Department/Office: War Office
Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2012.
1 online resource
140 p.
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/12329940
Mentions the railway, discusses whether the population is war ready.

 

Political relations: Kenya 1966
FO 371/187002
U.K. Foreign Office Files for China, 1957-1966
Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2010.
1 online resource
12 p.
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/12342455
Kenya - China relations during the Cold War. Mentions Jomo Kenyatta, Oginga Odinga, Hastings Banda.

 

Political affairs bilateral: Kenya 1967
FCO 21/74
U.K. Foreign Office Files for China, 1967-1980
Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2010.
1 online resource
61 pages
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/12343875
Mentions Patrice Lumumba, Mao Zedong, Daniel arap Moi.

 

Formosa (Taiwan): Relations with Kenya 1969
FCO 21/524
Department/Offic: Foreign Office
U.K.Foreign Office Files for China, 1967-1980
Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2010.
1 online resource
3 p
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/12344110