Lynn McLaren Photographs, EEPA 2007-009

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-009
Creators:
McLaren, Lynn, 1922-
Dates:
circa 1950-1969
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
648 slides (photographs)
color
35mm.
10 Photographic prints
black and white
8 x 10 inches.
38 Transparencies
color
120mm.
Repository:
The collection consists of 38 color transparencies, 648 color slides and 10 black-and-white photographic prints taken by Lynn McLaren Demarest while on assignment for various news outlets in the 1950s and 1960s. A majority of the slides and transparencies were taken in East Africa and document indigenous peoples, agriculture (cotton in particular), health and nutrition education, UNICEF activities, architecture, natural landscapes, animals, fishers, coffee plantations and the sisal industry. Locations include Mobassa, Lamu Island, Zanzibar, Dar es Saalam, Lake Victoria, Mount Kilimajaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Mikumi National Park (Tanzania). The black-and-white photographs depict East African leaders, such as Julius Nyerere, and prominent international visitors to the region, including Robert Kennedy. A small number of slides and transparencies were taken in India.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arrangement reflects the original order established by the photographer.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Lynn McLaren (1922-2008) was a professional photojournalist who worked on assignment for National Geographic, Life, Newsweek and Business Week since the 1950s and 1960s. A member of the Society of Women Geographers, McLaren lived and traveled extensively around the world, photographing peoples and places in Kenya, Tanzania (Zanzibar), India, Nepal, Spain, Germany and the United States. McLaren was also the author of five books, including
Berlin and the Berliners
and
The Village: The People (India),
all of which are richly illustrated with her photographs. She recently had a major retrospective of her photography, Fifty Years of Photographs from Around the World, at the Marion Art Center in Marion, Massachusetts in May-June 2007.

Container
EEPA.2007-009

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
Lynn McLaren Photographs, EEPA 2007-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Lynn McLaren, 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Coffee plantations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Sisal (Plant) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sailboats Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Dhows Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cotton Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Zaramo (African people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Mikumi National Park (Tanzania) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Manyara, Lake (Tanzania) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Kilimanjaro, Mount (Tanzania) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Makonde (African people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Victoria, Lake Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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/