Catalogue description Colonial Office: Kenya Information Service: Photographs

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Details of CO 1066
Reference: CO 1066
Title: Colonial Office: Kenya Information Service: Photographs

This series consists of a number of photographs taken by staff of the Kenya Information Service at the time of the Mau Mau uprising, showing scenes from the uprising as well as images from everyday life in Kenya at the time.

Date: 1952-1961
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Colonial Office, Kenya Information Service, 1945-1963

Physical description: 17 folders of photographs
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 2002

Selection and destruction information: All surviving photographs selected under Acquisition Policy criterion, showing conditions in Kenya at the time of the Mau Mau uprising.
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The British administration in Kenya had a dedicated information service from at least 1948, headed initially by an Information Officer, later by a Director of Information. Its role was promoting and providing information on the work of the Kenya government and the East African Federation.

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