Robert and Barbara Pringle photographic collection, EEPA 2006-006, circa 1980-1989

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.2006-006
Creators:
Pringle, Robert, 1936-
Dates:
circa 1980-1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2,136 slides (photographs)
color
35mm.
829 negatives (photographic)
color
35mm.
Repository:
The collection contains 2136 color 35mm slides and 829 color 35mm negatives taken by Robert Pringle, former Ambassador to Mali, between 1980-1989. The images were taken in Mali, Burkina Faso and Kenya, and depict masquerades, vernacular architecture (including Dogon doors and granaries), mosques, marketplace scenes, pottery, masks (including plank and leaf masks), weaving, art in situ, animals and landscapes. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Tuareg, Lobi, Maasai, Mossi, Dogon, Fula and Bobo (Bwa) peoples. Ambassador Pringle traveled with photographer Christopher Roy and some of Pringle's images depict Roy at work with his own camera.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arranged geographically by country and chronologically therein. Arrangement reflects the original order established by the photographer.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Robert Pringle is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer and historian specializing in interethnic relations, economic development, and the role of culture. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Mali from 1987 to 1990. His other official postings included Indonesia, the Philippines, Burkina Faso, Papua New Guinea, and South Africa. He has written three books on Southeast Asian history and politics, of which the most recent is
A Short History of Bali: Indonesia's Hindu Realm
(2004).

General note
General note
Title provided by EEPA staff.

Container
EEPA.2006-006

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Conditions Governing Use note
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation note
Robert and Barbara Pringle Photographic Collection, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Robert and Barbara Pringle, 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Pottery Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fairs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masai (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masks Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masks, African Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fula (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lobi (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Negatives Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Markets Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art in situ -- Photographs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bobo (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dogon (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Animals Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masquerades Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mosques Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mossi (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Natural landscapes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tuaregs Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vernacular architecture Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weaving Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cultural landscapes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burkina Faso Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kenya Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mali Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color slides Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roy, Christopher D. Personal Name 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/