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Mau Mau papers and photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 183

Scope and Contents

Pamphlets, reports and photographs on the Mau Mau insurgency in Kenya. CONTENT ADVISORY: the photographs (RCMS 183/4) are graphic in nature in the depiction of violence against individuals, and have been housed in a separate envelope in the main folder.


  • Creation: 1954 - 1960

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Biographical / Historical

The material in the collection was produced by a number of government bodies and other organisations.


1 envelope(s) : paper/photograph

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Former / Other Reference

Case A70; MSS 46

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Part of RCMS 183/1 was presented to the R.C.S. by the Colonial Office. The provenance of the remaining material is unknown.


This collection level description was created by RAS.



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