The Historic Engravings collection is comprised of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905. The engravings depict subject matter related to Africa and Africans.
The Historic Maps of Africa collection includes 79 maps and dates from circa 1631 to 1973. Geographic content of individual maps varies from topographical information, boundaries of colonial territories, and ethnic groups, among other topics. While several depict the continent of Africa in its entirety, many focus on specific countries and geographic regions. There are a particularly large number of maps depicting the West African Coast.
The collection consists of twenty slides taken at the Kibo Art Gallery, which was run by Tanzanian artist Elimo Njau. Ten of the slides were published/distributed by the Kibo Art Gallery and depict art objects. The other ten slides were photographed by Peace Corps volunteer Eloise Thompson and portray people at a workshop at the Kibo Art Gallery in Marangu in 1965, including artist Elimo Njau.
EEPA 2016-003-0001 to EEPA 2016-003-0022
Series 1 is comprised of installation photographs of the exhibit.
EEPA 2016-003-0023 to EEPA 2016-003-0044
Series 2 includes images of objects that have been identified in the original exhibit inventory. Objects include masks, a ladle, a female figure, Ibeji or twin figure, Champion Cultivator staffs, a beaded sheath for Orisha Oko staff, hoes, and a rhythm pounder. Art objects were created from materials including wood, animal skin, metal, beads, cowri...