Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019
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Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-019
Creators:
Jenness, Aylette
Dates:
1967-1969
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2293 negatives (photographic)
black and white
35 mm
46 negatives (photographic)
black and white
120. mm
72 contact sheets
black and white
Repository:
The collection includes photographs taken by Aylette Jenness in northern Nigeria between 1967 and 1969. They document daily life in a remote part of Yauri Emerite, focusing on the townspeople of Yelwa and those in its environs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection includes photographs taken by Aylette Jenness in northern Nigeria between 1967 and 1969. They document daily life in a remote part of Yauri Emerite, focusing on the townspeople of Yelwa and those in its environs. Peoples depicted include the Fulani, Kamberi, and Hausa peoples. Subjects include markets, the flooded Kainji Reservoir, ceremonies, fishing, and vernacular architecture.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arranged in six series by geographic location.
  • Series 1: Agwana
  • Series 2: Borgu
  • Series 3: Kainji Reservoir Region
  • Series 4: Unidentified
  • Series 5: Yauri
  • Series 6: Yelwa

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Author and museum exhibition planner Aylette Jenness has written numerous books, including "Who Am I? (Multicultural Celebrations)" (coauthored by Donn Moulton) (1993); "Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love" (1990); "In Two Worlds: a Yu'pik Eskimo Family" (coauthored with Alice Rivers) (1989); and "Along the Niger River: An African Way of Life" (1974), among many others. Traveling with her husband, an anthropologist, Jenness lived in such varying locales as Scammon Bay, Alaska (1962-1963) and Nigeria (1967-1969). She worked for twenty-four years at the Boston Children's Museum developing exhibitions, programs, festivals, and workshops.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Preferred Citation
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, 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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Donated by Aylette Jenness, 2015.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vernacular architecture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nigeria Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kamberi (African people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hausa (African people) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fulani Culture 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/