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Dates:
circa 1631-1973
Size:
78 maps
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

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.

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Dates:
1747-circa 1905
Size:
154 items (Map Case M1 (29 folders), engravings, 21 1/2 x 16 in. (54.6 x 40.6 cm.) or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2010-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

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.

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Creators:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)
Dates:
1663-2004
Size:
6,500 items (estimated)
Collection ID:
SIL-CL.XXXX-0014
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies
Dates:
circa 1974-1975, with related materials from circa 1966
Size:
8 oversize drawers.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 353
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists entirely of oversized materials, mostly lunar surface maps and a few maps of Earth's surface, including Egypt, taken from space. For other records concerning lunar nomenclature, the lunar surface, and space maps of Egypt, see the papers of Farouk El-Baz, Record Unit 7415.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1925-1928
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-294
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of field notes of Grace E. Pickford (1902-1986), a zoologist and professor at Albertus Magnus College, Yale University, and Hiram College. These field notes document her focus on worms while in South Africa as a traveling scholar of Newnham College, Cambridge. These records document specimens in the National Museum ...

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Creators:
Manning, Raymond B. (Raymond Brendan), 1934-2000
Dates:
1961-2000
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-217
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of field notes of Raymond B. Manning (1934-2000), curator in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology. Manning's specialty was the study of Decapoda. Many of these materials document research in Tunisia. Materials include field data sheets, notes, correspondence, postcards, maps, microf...

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Creators:
Cidey, Guy
Breslar, Jon, 1949-2005
Dates:
1870-1984
bulk 1971-1982
Size:
7.2 linear feet (16 boxes, 21 cassette tapes, 12 audio reels, 1 map drawer )
Collection ID:
NAA.2007-04
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

These papers document Jon Breslar's fieldwork on Mayotte, Comoro Islands for his dissertation as well as his work developing a new housing policy for Mayotte. The collection contains his professional correspondence, field notes, research notes, his writings, writings by others, newspaper clippings, teaching materials for his Shimaore language course, photographs, maps, plant specimens, and sound recordings.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1983
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of field notes of Michael J. Sweeney (1945- ), zoologist in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology. These notes document research around Aldabra Island. Materials also include field data sheets and a map.

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Creators:
Conant, Francis
Dates:
1946-2011
bulk 1953-2008
Size:
20 linear feet (20 linear feet (43 boxes) plus 25 digital storage media and 5 map folders )
Collection ID:
NAA.2012-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.

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Creators:
Perrot, Paul N.
Dates:
1969-1991
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-098
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a selective fragment of the total professional papers of Paul N. Perrot. They are concerned chiefly with his activities in international organizations and projects related to museums and the preservation/conservation of cultural property. The papers cover his career from Directorship in the Corning Museum, throu...

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