Lucille Chaveas collection

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-006
Creators:
Chaveas, Lucille
Dates:
2003
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
17 Items
photographic prints
color.
23 Negatives
35mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of 17 color photographic prints and (23) 35mm negatives which were taken in Sierra Leone in 2003, which focus on textile manufacture, specifically needlepointed carpet slippers worn by the Krio women of Freetown.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Organized by negative number. Not all prints have negatives and not all negatives have prints.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lucille Chaveas and her husband, Peter R. Chaveas, lived in Sierra Leone during his appointment as American Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone (2001-2004). While there, Lucille Chaveas researched and collected textiles, ultimately donating several pieces to the National Museum of African Art and publishing two articles in Piecework Magazine, "Carpet Slippers of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa" (July/August 2007) and "Kappies: The Quilted Sunbonnets of Nineteenth-Century South Africa" (Summer 2007).

Administration
Custodial History
Donated by Lucille Chaveas in 2013.

General
General
Title provided by EEPA staff.

Container
1

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Preferred Citation
Lucille Chaveas Collection, EEPA 2013-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Textile fabrics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Freetown (Sierra Leone) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Negatives Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Krio (African People) Cultural Context 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/