Beverly B. Mack photographic collection, EEPA 2006-007, 2002 and 2005

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.2006-007
Creators:
Mack, Beverly B. (Beverly Blow), 1952-
Dates:
2002, 2005
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
664 digital images
JPEG.
Repository:
This collection contains 664 digital images (JPEG files) depicting the built environment, landscape and people of Morocco, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and South Africa. A large number of images depict people in and around the Gidan Rumfa palace in Kano, Nigeria, including spectators of and participants in a ceremonial procession celebrating Eid ul-Fitr (the end of Ramadan); servants, concubines, praise singers and musicians in and near the palace harem; members of the royal household and the royal guards; and Alhaji Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano. Other images depict architectural features of the palace. Images from Morocco, Ghana, Niger and South Africa include various scenes of daily life, architecture, markets, cemeteries and landscapes.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Beverly Mack is a Professor of African Studies in the Department of African and African American Studies and a Courtesy Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas. Professor Mack holds Ph.D. and Master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her Ph.D. and M.A. are in African literature, with doctoral minors in African history and comparative literature. She has conducted extended field research in Kano, Nigeria, and Fes, Morocco, with shorter research periods in Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Guinea-Conakry, and published extensively on African literature and Muslim women's lives in West Africa.

General note
General note
Title provided by EEPA staff.

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
Beverly Mack Photographic Collection, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Beverly B. Mack, 2006.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hausa (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decoration and ornament, Architectural Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harems Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscapes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fula (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Islam -- Customs and practices Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Domestics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Palaces -- Nigeria Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ramadan Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cemeteries Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
JPEG Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture -- New York (N.Y.) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tuaregs Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Royal households Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morocco Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clothing and dress Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Niger Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Digital images Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ghana Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kano (Nigeria) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rites and ceremonies Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nigeria Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musicians Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Singers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gidan Rumfa (Kano, Nigeria) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano, 1930- 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/