Photographs taken by Anni Siranne-Coplan in 1975 and 1976 of daily life in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo. Images depict architecture, open air markets and street scenes in cities, coastal towns and rural villages.
Photographs taken by Dean Philpott of the Kenyatta Conference Center in Nairobi, Kenya, and of wildlife and scenery in the countryside surrounding Nairobi, Kenya, circa 1970.
Photographs taken by Michael A. Dudas while traveling in Angola, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1983.
Photographs taken by Eliot Elisofon.
Photographs taken by Amie Richwine during her travels in Mauritania and Senegal.
The Historic Maps of Africa collection includes 78 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.
Photographs taken by M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson during her trip with Olivia Stokes Hatch from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt, by boat, car and train in 1932. The book, "Olivia's African Diary: Cape Town to Cairo," (Washington, DC: Eastern Press, 1980) recounts the details of the trip. The photographs document the peoples of Africa in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Uganda, Congo (Democratic Republic) and Zanzibar. They include the Baila, San, Shona, Xhosa and Zulu. The images portray African peoples in a wide range of activities. These include a bride and groom at Lovedale, South Africa; dancers at the Crown Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa; flower vendors in Cape Town, South Africa; two leading elders at Amanzimtoti, South Africa; a craftsman making spears; a tanner in the Sudan; miners with their wives in Katanga (now Shaba), Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo); schoolboys in the Sudan; a Shona man; women lining-up to receive rations in the Belgian Congo; workers pouring gold at the Crown Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa; and a Zulu woman at a market in Durban, Natal, South Africa. Architecture includes the Queen Hatshepsut's room at Karnak, Luxor, Egypt; and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. Images of the natural world include a mountain at Cape Town, South Africa; a park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Animals depicted include egrets, ostriches and wildebeests.
Photographs of art objects owned by Lee Bronson, his wife, Dona Bronson, and his brother, Robert Bronson, for publication in the exhibit catalog entitled, "Joseph Cornet. A Survey of Zairian Art: The Bronson Collection," (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Museum of Art, 1978). The photographs document Zairian art objects owned by the Lee Bronson Family. There are images of figures from the Bembe, Hemba, and Songye peoples.
Photographs taken by Albert N. and Estera F. Votaw in in Cote d'Ivoire while stationed there with the U.S. Department of State, 1967-1969.
Photographs taken by Phyllis Galembo in Nigeria.