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Creators:
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries).
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012
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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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:
Collins, G. N., (Guy N.), 1872-1938
Dates:
1891-1911
Size:
35 mounted prints (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.90-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs documenting Liberian people and their natural and built environments, including the Saint Paul River, rock formations, barricades, dwellings, and other structures.

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Creators:
Wheeler, William F., (William Felix), 1943-2008
Dates:
1986-1998
Size:
circa 8,714 color slides
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2005-19
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by William F. Wheeler during his expeditions to Africa in July 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, and 1998, mostly documenting the Efe of Akokora in the Ituri forest. Photographs relating to the Efe people of Akokora in the Ituri forest include images of Efe people, camps, musical instruments, dances, archery and poison arro...

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Creators:
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936.
Dates:
1887-1923
Size:
1.81 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box) (3 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7117
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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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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Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1961-circa 2005
Size:
6,567 slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 documents (1 Binder)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

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.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
2013-2016
Collection ID:
Accession 16-205
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two websites and one blog maintained by the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). NMAfA's primary website, crawled November 19, 2015, includes visitor information, collections information, online exhibitions, educational activities, and related information. This accession does not include detailed collections info...

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Creators:
El-Baz, Farouk
Dates:
circa 1965-1983
Size:
71.38 cu. ft. (54 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (4 16x20 boxes) (2 3x5 boxes) (7 5x8 boxes) (18 tall document boxes) (25 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7415
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers primarily document Farouk El-Baz's work at Bellcomm, his lunar studies and work with the United States Apollo program, and his participation in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Program, in which astronauts in space studied the earth's deserts. Also included is his Desert Bibliography. Papers include correspondence and memoranda, minutes of m...

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Creators:
Good, Frank Mason
Dates:
circa 1860-1870
Size:
1 stereograph (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2000-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Stereoview of two women grinding corn between two large round stones in Cairo, Egypt.

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