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 Frank and Georgette Ballance during their travels through Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco during the early 1970s.
Photographs taken by Eliot Elisofon.
The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.
Slides collected by Lydia Puccinelli, Curator at the National Museum of African Art, from four photographers for a slide presentation in conjunction with a museum exhibition entitled, "Designs of the Ndebele: Beaded Craftwork in Africa," between 1977-1978. The photographers were Natalie Knight, owner of the Natalie Knight Gallery, in Johannesburg, South Africa; Suzanne Priebatsch, of Boston, Massachussetts; Peter Turner of Johannesburg, South Africa; H. de Lorm of Johannesburg, South Africa; and Rhoda Levinsohn of South Africa.
Photographs taken by Susan P. Ryan in Dakar, Senegal, in 1976.
Photographs taken by Jacob Anthony Reis to document his experiences in Southern Cameroon while serving as a Presbyterian missionary from 1909 to 1945. The photographs document the life and peoples at Jacob A. Reis's mission stations, especially in and near Efulen, Cameroon, in the early 20th Century. African peoples pictured include the Bassa, Bulu and Ntumu. Structures depicted include churches, a dispensary, a fishing hut, a saw mill, school buildings such as a Baptist girls' school in Doulal and thatched roof buildings. Also included are African ritual objects collected by the mission and a photographic reproduction of a handwritten statistical list of bible readers, communicants, preachers and students.
Photographs taken by Amina Dickerson in 1982 during her travels in Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. Images are mostly of the Hausa, Yoruba and Tuareg peoples.
The photographs are cityscapes and landscapes taken by Burton E. Ashley in Egypt, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia during the early 1930s and early 1950s. The images include views of Cape Town, South Africa; Cairo, Egypt; Port Said, Egypt, and Mozambique. Architecture depicted includes buildings in Tanzania, a mission in Zambia and the Mohammed Ali Mosque in Cairo. Additionally, there are images of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and rivers and waterfalls including the Luangwa, Nile, Zambezi and Victoria Falls. The collection also includes photos of animals, geological features and vegetation.