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Muigwithania collection

Identifier: MSS 336 large

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of Gikuyu language newspaper ("The Reconciler," "Unifier," or "Newsbearer" in English) associated with the Kikuyu Central Association and its secretary, Jomo Kenyatta, who was at times (he was in London in 1929) editor of the newspaper, together with English translations of most issues made for the use of the British colonial administration, and occasional correspondence or annotations regarding Muigwithania.


  • 1928-1929


Language of Materials

Material is primarily in Gikuyu, with English translations, and some letters in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelong Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.


1 Linear Feet (1 box (3 files))

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information unknown.

Existence and Location of Originals

Copies made for MSU Libraries by the Henry Martyn Centre, University of Cambridge.
Finding Aid for the Muigwithania collection
4 Published And Cataloged
Finding aid prepared by Peter Limb.
Description rules
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA