Acquisition, Preservation, and Retrieval of Archival Materials in the National Archives, Kaduna, Nigeria

  • JA Alhassan
  • BEC Idodoh


Information is a daily need of every person either for personal or official engagement which is obtainable from various sources including archives. This paper discusses the acquisition, preservation and retrieval of archival materials in the National Archives Kaduna, Nigeria. Case study approach was used for the study. The population of the study comprised the twenty five (25) staff of the National Archives Kaduna, Nigeria. Questionnaires, observation and discussions were used to collect data for the study. The data were  analyzed using descriptive analysis by means of frequency count and simple percentage. The study revealed that the National Archives Kaduna have a good process of acquiring materials and have poor preservative facilities, the national archives also have internal retrieval devices for easy access by users but the services of the staff are inadequate. The study recommended adequate funding of the Archives among others.

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