The Leys Papers

Scope and Content

Sixteen files of autograph, typescript, and printed papers, comprising correspondence, notes, official documents, and press-cuttings, on politics and local administration in Uganda, with particular reference to Acholi, 1962-66. The papers were generated in the course of research for Politicians and policies: an essay on politics in Acholi, Uganda, 1962-1965, by C. T. Leys (Nairobi: East Africa Pub., 1967).

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor Colin T. Leys (b 1931) was Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex and then a Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies, and has published widely on politics in both sub-Saharan Africa and Britain.

Access Information

Items in the collection may be consulted for the purpose of private study and personal research, within the controlled environment and restrictions of The Keep's Reading Rooms.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Professor C. T. Leys in 1968.


Prepared by John Farrant, August 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An online catalogue is available on The Keep's website.

Conditions Governing Use

COPIES FOR PRIVATE STUDY: Subject to copyright, conditions imposed by owners and protecting the documents, digital copies can be made.

PUBLICATION: A reader wishing to publish material in the collection should contact the Head of Special Collections, in writing. The reader is responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner.