This essay focuses on the Kenya National Archives (KNA) as both a site for research data as well as the subject of research studies. The essay includes scholarly materials about the archives which are held in hard copy at the Archives and were digitized by the exhibit creator. This material which dates back to the 1970s and 1980s focuses largely on the rationale and need for the creation of the archive in 1956. This essay also archives more contemporary studies about the KNA as well as interview transcripts with current staff and researchers who use the archives.
This essay is part of a broader essay on Scholarly Memory in Nairobi, Kenya.