Kenn Shah Fonds
In 2014 the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas gratefully accepted Kenneth Neamath Shah's personal photos, meeting minutes, design sketches, film reels, newspaper clippings, pamhlets and ephemera related to Caribana. Over 20 boxes of material are housed at the Tubman Institute.
Shah was mas band leader, carnival artist and founding member of Caribana. He passed away unexpectedly in May 2002. When asked why Kenn's vast collection was deposited at Tubman as opposed to other institutions, Haroun Shah, Kenn's younger brother, replied, "Several universities in the UK knew about the archives through presentations I had given and several wanted it. Kenn['s] was a Canadian and loved Toronto and talked continuously about Car[a]bana – even when I spent time with him in hospital the day before he passed away. Its natural home just had to be in Toronto and with such a fruitful collaboration with Christopher, its transfer to York and the Tubman was inevitable."