Archival Studies November 2015 Past Question Paper

Archival Studies November 2015 Past Examination Question Paper – KNEC

This Past Paper examination was examined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and it applies to the following courses:

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Answer any FIVE questions

1. (a) Explain the following term as used in archival studies.
i. Archives
ii. Provenance
iii. Records
iv. Records centre
v. Registry (10 marks)
(b) explain the structure of the Maasai community administration during the pre-colonial
times. (10 marks)

2. (a) Analyze five classification systems used in classifying records in a registry. (10 marks)
(b) Evaluate five methods of acquiring (10 marks)

3. (a) as records manager explain five reasons for appraising records in an
Organization. (10 marks)
(b) You have been contracted to write the administrative history of the defunct East African
Community. Explain five challenges that you might face in writing the history (10 marks)

4. (a) Discuss five functions of a records center. (10 marks)
(b) As an archivist at the Kenya national archives you have been requested to collect data on
Oral archival sources. Explain five sources from which you would collect the data. (10 marks)

5. (a) explain the role that parastatals have played in the economic development of Kenya
(10 marks)
(b) Explain five values that an archivist should look for when appraising records. (10 marks)

6. (a) Describe five tools used in retrieval of archives in the search-room. (10 marks)
(b) Identify five cultures that may have influenced the development of Kenya
Judicial system. (10 marks)
7. (a) Describe six equipment required in a conversation laboratory of an archives institution. (12 marks)
(b) As an archivist you have been requested to prepare rules to guide users of archives.
Explain four such rules. (8 marks)

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