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Buganda Kingdom Archives

Mak IR/Manakin Repository

Buganda Kingdom Archives

 

Records generated by society in the course of its activities need to be preserved, sometimes permanently, as critical instruments of accountability, as means of protecting individual and corporate rights, and as sources of information for research and study. Buganda is the largest traditional kingdom in Uganda with a rich and extensive history. Buganda archives date as far back as 1890 and beyond. The archives other collections were originally stored at Bulange, well organized and maintained around the 1950s and early 1960s. However, the Buganda archives and were destroyed during the Obote regime. Fortunately, Makerere University Library (Maklib) as the first Legal Deposit Unit in Uganda has got a sizeable collection on Buganda Kingdom which is being digitised in order to improve access.

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