Christraud M. Geary East Africa photographs, EEPA 1994-008
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Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1994-008
Creators:
Geary, Christraud M.
Dates:
1994
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
527 slides (photographs)
1 volume
color
Repository:
Photographs taken by Dr. Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to Kenya and Tanzania in August 1994.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection is comprised of photographs from one trip Geary took to Kenya and Tanzania between August 1-13, 1994. In Kenya, she visited Lamu, Manda Island, Shela, Mombasa, and Nairobi. She also traveled to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar in Tanzania. Subjects include: artists working at the Tingatinga Arts Co-operative Society in Dar es Salaam; museums, including the Lamu Museum, the Fort Jesus Museum, and the National Museum of Kenya; ruins of the ancient town of Takwa; the Sultan's Palace (Bait As-Sahel); Tropicana Studio and Capital Art Studio in Zanzibar; Jozani Forest on Changuu Island; and the ruins of Marahubi Palace. A few of the photographs depict anthropologist Doran Ross.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arranged chronologically and by location into seven subseries.
  • Subseries 1.1: Lamu, Kenya, 1994 August 1-2
  • Subseries 1.2: Manda Island, Kenya, 1994 August 2
  • Subseries 1.3: Shela, Kenya, 1994 August 2
  • Subseries 1.4: Mombasa, Kenya, 1994 August 3-4
  • Subseries 1.5: Zanzibar, Tanzania, 1994 August 5-8
  • Subseries 1.6: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1994 August 9-10
  • Subseries 1.7: Nairobi, Kenya, 1994 August 11,13

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Christraud M. Geary (1946-) was the curator of the Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution during the 1990s. Dr. Geary specializes in the history of photography in Africa and in the study of African art. She received a PhD in cultural anthropology and African studies from the University of Frankfurt, Germany (1973).

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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Preferred Citation
Christraud Geary East Africa Photographs, EEPA 1994-008, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Christraud Geary, 1994.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Tanzania Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Kenya Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mombasa (Africa) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zanzibar Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lamu Island (Kenya) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
elisofonarchives@si.edu
http://africa.si.edu/collection/eliot-elisofon-photographic-archives/