Archival Material – The Uganda Collection

Digitized resources:

  • The Bennett Collection: The Uganda Argus Newspaper
    Wayne Bennett was a Canadian University Students Overseas (CUSO) Cooperant in Uganda from 1970-1972. During this period, Bennett collected newspaper clippings he found interesting from the Uganda Argus up to his departure from Uganda in 1972. The archival clippings provide insight into Ugandan popular political opinion leading up to and during the Asian expulsion.
  • The Hempel Collection: Looking in from the Outside
    Paul Hempel collected hundreds of newspaper clippings in Canadian, British, and United States newspapers throughout the expulsion period. The clippings provide a daily account of the news being reported about the expulsion from the expulsion announcement through to resettlement stories in Canada and the U.K.
  • Seven Crested Cranes: Roger St. Vincent 
    A memoir written by Roger St. Vincent, Team Leader for Canada’s Mission to Kampala, Uganda in the fall of 1972. Mr. St. Vincent’s memoir details the daily activities of the Canadian immigration office and the issues faced by the immigration team throughout the expulsion period.
  • The Longue-Pointe Log Book
    Recorded by Chief Warrant Officer Randall of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Longue-Pointe log book is a register of Ugandan Asian refugees who arrived at Longue-Pointe reception centre from September to November of 1972.
  • Related Photos: Library and Archives Canada
    A series of photographs taken by the Department of National Defence at the Longue-Pointe reception centre in the fall of 1972. The photographs show the reception area, newcomers lining up for a meal, and interviews with the resettlement officers.

Non-digitized resources:

The following is a list of non-digitized material that can be found in Archives and Special Collections, Carleton University Library:


  • RSVP Rice and Stew Very Plenty: The Story of an Ismaili Girl’s Expulsion from Uganda and Acceptance in Canada, Nazlin Rahemtulla
  • Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Gulshan Ahmed
  • The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada: Culture, Politics, and Self, ed. Nurjehan Aziz
  • Portrait of a Minority: Asians in East Africa, ed. Dharam P. Ghai
  • Life in Four Continents, Prakash Vinod Joshi
  • A Portrait in Pluralism: Aga Khan’s Shia Ismaili Muslims, Mansoor Ladha
  • Memoirs of a Muhindi: Fleeing East Africa for the West, Mansoor Ladha
  • Allidina Visram: The Trail Blazer, M.G. Visram
  • Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada, ed. Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner

Cover photo of the book "Portrait of a Minority, Asians in East Africa" by Dharam P. Ghai

Cover photo of the book The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada: Culture, Politics, and Self, edited by Nurjehan Aziz

Cover photo of "Our School Annual" H.H. Aga Khan S.I.I. School, Mbale


  • Uganda Asian Expellees: A Preliminary Report Based on the Experience of Respondents During Their First Six Months in Canada
  • Goan Archives Canada, “Goan Archives Project: Report of Phase I Collection, April 2010.”
  • Uganda Government, “Report of the Commissioners for Africanisation, Part III: Basic Qualifications for the Appointment to the Uganda Civil Service”
  • Uganda Government, “Central Government Organization Charts”, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962
  • Uganda Protectorate, “Government Memorandum on the Report of the Tororo-Kampala Railway Line Committee,” 1958
  • “Our School Annual, 1963” A School Magazine Produced by The Primary-Junior Secondary Pupils of H.H. Aga Khan S.I.I. School, Mbale. (Copy)
  • “Uganda 30 Years: 1962 – 1992”
  • “Flight of Courage: Commemorating 25 years of Ugandan Settlement in Canada,” program, May 20, 1998. Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre
  • “Ugandan Asians: Motion to Take Note,” but Lord Popat
  • Ethno B.C. New Canadian Entrepreneurial Awards programs
  • Diplomatic and Consular Quarterly
  • “Uganda 50 Years of Independence,” program, September/October 2012
  • Prize Distribution and Concert Programme, Goan Kindergarten School, Entebbe, 1936 and 1937
  • Souvenir of the Golden Jubilee of the Entebbe Goan Institute, 1905-1955
  • Programme for Uganda Goans’ Reunion Concert, 1992
  • Brochure – Uganda Goans’ Renuion 1992
  • Brochure – Uganda Goans 25th Anniversary Celebration, 1997


  • “Flight to Safety: 40 Years as Canadians,” Vancouver Sun Special Report, September 29, 2012.
  • “The Ismaili Equation,” By Adriana Barton, B.C. Business Magazine, August 31, 2006. (Copy)

Personal Items/Ephemera:

  • Ugandan passports
  • British passport (Uganda Protectorate)
  • Republic of Uganda identity cards
  • International Motor Traffic – International Driving Permit
  • First Canadian passport
  • Entebbe Airport – Permanent pass
  • National and Grindlays Bank chequebook
  • Uganda bark cloth
  • Entebbe Goan Institute blazer badge
  • Uganda independence plastic bunting flag

Banner photo: Ben Nelms