African Art in American Collections Study Photographs, EEPA 1991-006

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-006
Creators:
Robbins, Warren M.
Dates:
circa 1966
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
329 photographic prints
1 box, 10 folders
black & white
8 x 10 in. or smaller
Repository:
This collection includes 329 black and white photographic prints, measuring 8 x 10 inches or smaller, that depict African art objects and were published in Warren M. Robbins' book, African Art in American Collections (New York, Washington, London: Praeger, 1966).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes 329 black and white photographic prints, measuring 8 x 10 inches or smaller, that depict African art objects and were published in Warren M. Robbins' book, African Art in American Collections (New York, Washington, London: Praeger, 1966). Dogon, Kurumba, Bobo, Mossi, Lobi, Bijogo, Baga, Kissi, Mende, Sherbro, Yoruba, and Bambara peoples, as well as others, created the objects throughout Africa. Photographers represented include Eliot Elisofon, Edgar Dorsey Taylor, Joya Hairs, Elisabeth Little, Arnold Newman and Charles Uht. Institutions represented include the American Museum of Natural History (New York), the Brooklyn Museum, the Peabody Museum (Harvard), University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University Art Gallery, among others.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arranged in order as printed in African Art in American Collections.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Warren M. Robbins (1923-2008) was an American art collector and the founder of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution. He published several books on African Art, including African Art in American Collections, A Man for All Reasons, and African Sculpture.

Administration
Processing Information
Finding aid by Eden Orelove, April 2018
Author
Eden Orelove
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Transfer from Warren Robbins to Eliot Eliosofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution in 1991.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access by appointment only. To make a research appointment, contact Archives staff at elisofonarchives@si.edu.
Collection stored offsite. Place request for materials at least two weeks before research appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Restricted: For study purposes only; copy photographs not available.
Preferred Citation
African Art in American Collections Study Photographs, EEPA 1991-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Collected by Warren M. Robbins, 1966.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Africa Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, African Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robbins, Warren M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
elisofonarchives@si.edu
http://africa.si.edu/collection/eliot-elisofon-photographic-archives/