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Uganda (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1961 Collections and/or Records:

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A Sitwell unit at Fort Gerry, 1895 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 172/3/10
Scope and Contents 217 x 162 mm.
Dates: 1895 - 1898
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A typical Bohra hardware shop in Kampala, 1952 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/7/6
Scope and Contents 210 x 160 mm.
Dates: 1952 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A typical Karamojan headdress, as worn by the older men, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/235
Scope and Contents The caption at the top of the album page continues: 'The chignon is the same style as the Labwor, but attached to this is a curved hoop - very springy, made from rib bones of buck. These are carefully tapered and bound tightly with leather. A large bauble of ostrich feathers is fixed to the free end of the hoop which is kept in position by string'.
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A typical Karamojan headdress, as worn by the older men, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/236
Scope and Contents The caption at the top of the album page continues: 'The chignon is the same style as the Labwor, but attached to this is a curved hoop - very springy, made from rib bones of buck. These are carefully tapered and bound tightly with leather. A large bauble of ostrich feathers is fixed to the free end of the hoop which is kept in position by string'.
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A Uganda peasant's hut, 1906 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011C/13
Scope and Contents Showing a circular thatched hut set in a clearing of a banana plantation, with two piles of harvested bananas in the foreground.
Dates: 1906 - 1909
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A well layed out native tobacco plot, showing ridging to prevent soil erosion, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/304
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: A series of Official photographs (Copyright Reserved). They each have the following typewritten caption on the reverse:'Tobacco is grown almost entirely by African smallholders. Government supervises the crop, from the establishment of the seed-beds to the marketing of the leaf, and a high standard has been reached. Some tobacco, about one sixth of the total exports, is manufactured in Uganda, and the rest is exported for manufacture abroad. The total exports in 1944 were worth...
Dates: 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A women's farming cooperation near Masaka in Uganda, 1952 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304Q/7/51
Scope and Contents 210 x 160 mm. The caption continues: 'Most of these women own coffee and banana plantations and through the teaching of their cooperative apply improved methods.'
Dates: 1952 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A young Karamojong girl at Kopoth, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/231
Scope and Contents The caption below the photograph continues: 'The Owele worn by the Karamojong girls is longer and narrower than those worn by the Labwor, and the links are slightly larger and thinner. She has a heavy metal girdle; and dangling down one thigh a bunch of soda water sparklets, which are well polished with constant swinging against an oily leg. The metal trimming to her leather skirt can just be seen between her legs'.
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A young Labwor girl at Keru in the Labwor Mountains, with rather Mongolian features, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/238
Scope and Contents The caption on the album page continues: 'Her hair is matted with black oil, and small plates of white metal are attached for ornamentation. (The Jolloff girls - a tribe in Gambia and Senegal have a similar headdressing.) A lip plug of metal (Egidur) is worn both by the men and women'.
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A young Labwor girl at Keru in the Labwor Mountains, with rather Mongolian features, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/239
Scope and Contents The caption on the album page continues: 'Her hair is matted with black oil, and small plates of white metal are attached for ornamentation. (The Jolloff girls - a tribe in Gambia and Senegal have a similar headdressing.) A lip plug of metal (Egidur) is worn both by the men and women'.
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

A.C. Barnes collection on East Africa, Nigeria, and Fiji, 1914-1933

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468CC
Scope and Contents Collection of photographs on 64 album sheets with 24 loose prints. 225 relate to British East Africa (Kenya), German East Africa (Tanganyika) and Uganda, 55 to Nigeria, 4 to the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley, 16 to Zanzibar and 35 to Fiji (including some duplicates).The album sheets appear to have come from five albums, as follows:A Light brown, 230 x 275 mm. (Plates 1-56 on nine sheets)B Dark grey, 220 x 268 mm. (Plates 57-134 on nineteen sheets)C Dark brown, 215...
Dates: 1914 - 1933
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Fonds

Account of the return of the Kabaka to Uganda, 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/39
Scope and Contents A copy of a letter written by Sir Ronald Bennett to his mother, 19 October 1955, describing in detail the ceremonies and celebrations for the return of the Kabaka of Buganda.
Dates: 1986
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Acholi country, Gulu: Bishop Balya, the Rural Dean of Hoima and Archdeacon L.G. Mey by the tree under which the first Acholi Christians were confirmed by Bishop Willis, 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/13/56
Scope and Contents 135 x 79 mm. glossy print.
Dates: 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Acholi country, Upper Nile Diocese, 1959: Bishop Balya from Toro with the Rural Dean of Hoima by the tree under which the first Acholi Christians were confirmed, 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/CMS/13/82
Scope and Contents 136 x 79 mm. glossy print.
Dates: 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Acholi girls, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/245A
Scope and Contents A full-length portrait of two women.
Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Acholi trumpeters [1906?], 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011C/30
Scope and Contents Showing two Acholi men playing long (?wooden) trumpets.
Dates: 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Acholi war-dance [1906?], 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011C/28
Scope and Contents Blurred view showing two Acholi warriors dancing with brandished spears.
Dates: 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Acholi warriors [1906?], 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011C/29
Scope and Contents Showing two Acholi warriors in mock battle.
Dates: 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Acholi water girls], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/239
Scope and Contents he caption reads: 'A water girl and her little sister went for an evening walk with us at Rom'.
Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Acholi water girls at Rom, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/240
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 77 loose sheets. On one sheet, in ink capitals, is written 'Photographs taken between June 18th 1934 - December 1934, in the Lamu Archipelago, Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda, Belgian Congo, Ruanda Urundi, French Equatorial Africa, Cameroons, Nigeria, French West Africa.' The majority of the photographs have been captioned by hand, in a difficult handwriting, and some of the place or tribal names have not been traced in works of reference. The following guide to...
Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Acholi water girls at Rom], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/241
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 77 loose sheets. On one sheet, in ink capitals, is written 'Photographs taken between June 18th 1934 - December 1934, in the Lamu Archipelago, Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda, Belgian Congo, Ruanda Urundi, French Equatorial Africa, Cameroons, Nigeria, French West Africa.' The majority of the photographs have been captioned by hand, in a difficult handwriting, and some of the place or tribal names have not been traced in works of reference. The following guide to...
Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Acholi women making music by rubbing calabashes up and down a pole, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/177
Scope and Contents The caption continues: 'At Agoro. (Uganda) - Southern Imatong mts'.
Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Acholi women making music by rubbing calabashes up and down a pole, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/178
Scope and Contents The caption continues: 'At Agoro. (Uganda) - Southern Imatong mts'. Another caption reads: 'Note the checked design on the leather skirt and the leather [illegible word]'.
Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Acholi youth, N. Province, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/97
Scope and Contents 77 x 102 mm. A full length profile study of an Acholi wearing metal armbands and a distinctive headdress. The Acholi are a Nilotic tribe inhabiting northern Uganda.
Dates: 1906 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Admin. Staff, Mulago Hospital, 1956-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045W/128
Scope and Contents 235 x 185 mm.
Dates: 1956-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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