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 3,194 color photographs (20 x 24 inches or smaller), 2,487 color 35mm negatives, 11 posters and 24 art prints, created circa 1981-2009 by Betty LaDuke. Additionally, printed materials including a copy of a sketchbook, biographical materials, correspondence, publications, exhibition reviews, and 2 DVDs. The negatives and photographs depict architecture, agricultural work, beadwork, weaving, village scenes, artists, artists at work, artworks, markets, celebrations, sceni ...
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 collection consists of twenty matted black and white photographs taken in February 2011 that were used in Doggett's series, Omo: Expressions of a People (2012). These artistic photographs were taken in Omo Valley, Ethiopia, and depict Suri, Hamar, Dhassanac and Karo peoples.
The collection consists of one postcard and 67 photographs documenting the installation for and art objects in the exhibition "African Art from Nigeria and the Ivory Coast" (April 6-25, 1983), held at the Sarah Lawrence College Art Galley, and curated by Barbara Jarocki. The postcard is an invitation to the opening reception.