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H. K. Banda Archive, 1924-2005 bulk 1950-1997

Series: Ephemera

Subseries: Box 13 Photos


Photo album St. Michael and All Angel’s Church

Framed picture- July 5, 1989.  "HKB receiving Mayor Tim Douglas of Bellingham WA (Whatcom County) Museum de-accessioned 104 objects collected in 1880s in favor of Museum of Malawi. Mayor of Museum personel presented objects in person for Malawi’s 25th anniv. of independence." [sic]

Scrapbook of celebration of the 3rd anniversary of the Republic of Malawi. (photos with captions, programs, invitations)

Photo album of Banda with dates

Photo portfolios


Accordion folder with numerous photos

Subseries: Box 14 Films

"London Line" . Film strip. Metal container.

(2 copies)

Subseries: VHS

"Bookmark: the poet, the president and the traveling players."

"Chirwa Wedding"

"End of Empire" (Kenya, Nyasaland)

"General Idi Amin, 1972," 1972 

"His Excellency the Life President Commischend 29 Malawi army cadet officers at the Kamuzu military college in Salama, 31-3-93," 31-3-93 

"His Excellency the Life President held a public meeting in Zomba, 7-6-93," 7-6-93. 

"Holiday in Malawi." Tourism film from 1964 

"Local government campaign tour"

"Local government campaign tour, Mansa, Samfya"

"Malawi: the warm heart of Africa" Tourism film from the late 1990s 

"Malawi artifacts - Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington" KIRO-TV, Seattle interviews Donald Brody about repatriation of artifacts from the Whatcom Museum to the National Museum of Malawi, June 1988. 

"Malawi – president and players"

"Mama C.T. Kadzamira attended the CCAM business seminar at Kwacha on 19th June, 1993 (Part A)," 19th June, 1993 

"Mama C.T. Kadzamira attended the CCAM business seminar at Kwacha on 19th June, 1993 (Part B)," 19th June, 1993 

"Mbumba traditional dances and choir performances" 1993-1994 

"Mziuka-Ngaramu Choir"

"National Patriotic Coalition press conference, Kabwe (shooting incident)"

"Political rallies & traditional dancing at Bolero and Mzuzu in northern Malawi - June 1993," June 1993 

"Political rallies & traditional dancing at Zomba - June, 1993" June, 1993 

"Through the Camera Chiradzulu speech, Machinga M.C.P. rally." 1992 

Subseries: Audio


1993  Referendum to 1994  election. D.A.B. tapes of HKB, BBC, Bakili Muluzi

"H.E. before ref."

"BBC 16 June 93," 16 June 93 



"H.E. after refer."

"HKB-MCP" poor quality

"Dlakuama" 12 May 94 

"Kamuzu Day 14.05.94, Muluzi acceptance, HKB concession."

"MCP rally, Makwasa" 10 Apr 94. 

Cassette Tapes

Dr. Henry Chipembere. Cal Tech 1 Feb 1971. 

(7 copies)

MCP Kamuzu. 5/94. 

(3 tapes)

Vinyl records

Malawi Rifles. "Trooping the colour."

MBC Band and the Chichiri Queens. "Kokoliko ku Malawi." 1974 

(2 copies)

"Music Malawi: a report on Operation Crossroads Africa." 1962. 

Subseries: Miscellaneous

Dr. H. Kamuzu Banda, MCP business cards

Commemorative folder (Malawi 25)

Envelopes w/stamps

Box 15 Cloth banner- St. Michael and All Angel’s Church

Malawi 25th Anniversary commemorative ephemera

Fly whisk

Paperweight – "Malawi 25: peace, progress and prosperity under Kamuzu 1964-1989," 1989 



Commemorative plate (Malawi 25)



Paper flags

Ribbon rosettes

Subseries: Box 16 Photos

approx. 76 slides of Malawi

8 slides of Banda during Republic Day, 1969 

Framed and engraved portrait of Banda

Framed presidential portrait 8"x10" photograph of Banda

album of 30 sepia photographs of Nyasaland/Malawi, c.1964 

album of 63 photographs of Brody, Banda, Kaunda, and Malawi [mid-1990s] 

CD-R digital photo album of "Opening of the Mausoleum for Banda, November 4, 2005," November 4, 2005 

folder of approx. 75 photos of Banda, 1960-1993 

Donald Brody photos, 1959-1975 (some marked/annotated)

"Chinamwali ceremony"

(21 photos)

"Lake, Rivers I"

(83 photos)

"Lake, Rivers II"

(79 photos)


(27 photos)

"Mountains and Plateaus"

(114 photos)

"People doing things"

(114 photos)

"People making things"

(27 photos)

"Structures and buildings"

(69 photos)

"Traditional dancing"

(47 photos)


(57 photos)

Subseries: Box 17 Appraisals

Folder 1 Appraisal of the second part of the H.K. Banda archive by Donald Brody, Sept. 2007. 

(2 copies)

Appraisal and extra copies of the 2008 supplement to the H.K. Banda archive.

Subseries: Not in Folders Miscellaneous

International Observer Credentials – two sets for Dr. and Mrs. Brody for the 1993 referendum and the 1994 General Election.

Nine Malawi Congress Party (MCP) pins, 1964-1994 

Malawi Olympic team pin from the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles

Malawi desk flag

Commemorative Plate – To Brody from the Consular Corps of Los Angeles, 1985 

Commemorative Plate – To Brody from the Consular Corps of Washington, 1995 

Wall plaque bearing the Coat of Arms of Malawi

Desk ornament of a leopard and a rising sun

City of Los Angeles proclamation expressing friendship on Malawi Independence Day, 1986