Simon Ottenberg photographs, EEPA 2000-007, between 1951-1960
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
between 1951-1960
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1068 slides (photographs)
color
Repository:
Photographs taken by Simon Ottenberg in Southeastern Nigeria within the Afikpo Village Group, at the time a group of 22 Eastern Igbo villages (sometimes considered part of the Cross River Igbo grouping) in southeastern Nigeria, while on a pre-doctoral Social Science Research Grant from December of 1951 through March of 1953 and during field research from September of 1959 to December of 1960. Also included are photographs taken from June of 1960 to December of 1960 of Abakaliki, a town and the administrative center of the northestern Igbo people, north of Afikpo. According to Dr. Ottenberg in his publication about masked Afikpo rituals, "The Afikpo belong to an Igbo subgroup called Ada or Edda (Forde and Jones 1950, pp. 51-56), which includes the Okpaha, Edda, Amaseri, and Unwana village-groups, all of which border on the Afikpo, and the Nkporo and Adaeze, both short distances away" (Masked Rituals of Afikpo, 1975, p. 3).

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Images indexed by slide number.

Container
1068

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.

Related Archival Materials note
Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Simon Ottenberg, 2000.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Nigeria Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cultural landscapes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color slides Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Igbo (African people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vernacular architecture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shrines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masquerades Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marketplaces Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masks Topic 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/