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 Warren Robbins during a research trip to Cameroon, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana in 1982.
An album of photographs taken between 1905 and 1907 by H.G.L. Smith or his associates to document his hunting trips in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and the accompanying African workers.
Photographs and film taken by Ruth Barnes in Somalia and Kenya during her assignment in Somalia with the U.S. Information Agency from 1969 to 1971.
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 and postcards collected by David L. and Hazel B. Watts during their work as missionaries with the Disciples of Christ Congo Mission among the Nkundu people in the Congo during the 1920s and 1930s. Images depicted on the postcards were taken by commercial photographers. Magazines collected by David L. and Hazel B. Watts and published by the United Christian Missionary Society in Indianapolis, Indiana, entitled, "Congo Portfolio," issues No. 1 through X, circa 1952. The magazines describe the efforts of the missionary society in the Congo during the first half of the 19th century.
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 of art objects taken by Bryce P. Holcombe during the 1970s.
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.