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Women in Uganda today

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045P

Scope and Contents

Collection of thirty-nine (from an original set of forty-nine) loose prints, mounted on card and measuring approximately 375 x 300 mm. The series, which was produced for display at a conference held in Kampala in 1961 on the role of women in Uganda, is accompanied by a typed checklist of captions together with some identification on the reverse of some of the prints. The photographs are split into seven groups:

Group A: In the home
Group B: Women in the making
Group C: Women in public life
Group D: Arts and crafts
Group E: Fashion
Group F: At play
Group G: Jobs for the girls

In addition Mrs Bell gave a collection of fifty-nine negatives. These consist of a complete set of negatives for the forty-nine pictures and ten of captions.


  • Creation: 1961

Conditions Governing Access

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98 item(s) (98 images) : negative/photograph

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the Royal Commonwealth Society by Mrs. R.V. Bell, M.B.E., November 20, 1980.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 74-75.


This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.



Includes index.
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