The Kisumu Archive is a collection of contemporary and historical photographs and other visual materials that depict places in Kisumu City, Kisumu County, and, to a lesser degree, villages and rural areas in the Nyanza region of western Kenya.

The Kisumu Archive developed out of the Curating Kisumu project, a digital humanities partnership between Cleveland State University and Maseno University with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The website serves a digital repository for visual items produced or collected in the course of the project. The Kisumu Archive also aims to serve as a resource for students, teachers, researchers, and the general public. Because local productions of meaning are not necessarily reflected in the descriptive metadata that accompany items in the collection, viewers who live in proximity to the places depicted in this archive are particularly invited to offer their own insights. To get in touch, email curatingkisumu@gmail.com

Rights and Reproductions

Most of the materials in the Kisumu Archive are public-domain photographs. A smaller number of digitized historical photographs and visual documents are made available for non-commercial use. No copyright interest is claimed or implied. The copyright status of these items has not been evaluated. When applicable, please refer to the organization that has made the item available for more information.