Small-scale digitisation of endangered Nairobi City Council minutes and gazette archive collection from 1920-1950 at the McMillan Memorial Library, Nairobi (Kenya) (EAP1357)

Aims and objectives

This project aims to digitise, preserve and protect 20 bound volumes of McMillan Memorial Library’s endangered City Council of Nairobi Minutes collection, consisting of approximately 100 bound volumes in total (approx. 1000 pages each) from the 1930s - 1950s. The endangered collection provides unique visual documentation of Kenya’s politics, history and culture during the colonial era, by capturing the City Council’s meeting notes concerning parliamentary matters,  historical events and daily life in this significant period. There is evidence of extensive damage and neglect to these records through decades of exposure to dust, dampness, moulding, vermin and handling.