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Dates:
circa 1631-1973
Size:
78 maps
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Historic Maps of Africa collection includes 78 maps and dates from circa 1631 to 1973. Geographic content of individual maps varies from topographical information, boundaries of colonial territories, and ethnic groups, among other topics. While several depict the continent of Africa in its entirety, many focus on specific countries and geographic regions. There are a particularly large number of maps depicting the West African Coast.

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Creators:
Ofcansky, Thomas P., 1947-
Dates:
1678-circa 2005
Size:
1 booklet (sheet music)
30 engravings
6 Photographic Prints
6 posters
1 drawing
2 documents
12 maps
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection dates from 1678 to circa 2005 and consists of 58 maps, engravings, posters, original documents and photographs related to East, Central and South Africa. There is a special focus on Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Tanzania and the Sudan, and the collection's subjects include East African geography, history, political affairs and African leaders, as well as European (German, Italian, British) and American colonization, exploration and warfare in Africa.

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Dates:
1747-circa 1905
Size:
154 items (29 folders, engravings, 21 1/2 x 16 in. (54.6 x 40.6 cm.) or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2010-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Historic Engravings collection is comprised of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905. The engravings depict subject matter related to Africa and Africans.

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Creators:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)
Dates:
1663-2004
Size:
6,500 items (estimated)
Collection ID:
SIL-CL.XXXX-0014
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa.

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Creators:
Survey of Egypt
Dates:
1950
Size:
2 Sheets (31.5x42.25 inches)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7449
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes a separate index (ca. 24 pages).

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1925-1928
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-294
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of field notes of Grace E. Pickford (1902-1986), a zoologist and professor at Albertus Magnus College, Yale University, and Hiram College. These field notes document her focus on worms while in South Africa as a traveling scholar of Newnham College, Cambridge. These records document specimens in the National Museum ...

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Creators:
Hance, William Adams, 1916-
Dates:
1949-1970
Size:
2513 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
17 maps
117 postcards
10 items ((guidebooks))
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-008
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection, which dates from 1949-1970, contains approximately 2513 color 35mm slides depicting the people, environment and cultures of more than 30 African countries. Images include landscapes, agriculture and marketplace scenes. Countries represented include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burundi, Rwanda, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Cote d'Ivoire and Zambia. Also included in this collection are 117 postcards from West and Central Africa and approximately 17 maps of and 10 guide books for East and West Africa. A small amount of miscellaneous ephemera rounds out the collection.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies
Dates:
circa 1974-1975, with related materials from circa 1966
Size:
8 oversize drawers.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 353
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists entirely of oversized materials, mostly lunar surface maps and a few maps of Earth's surface, including Egypt, taken from space. For other records concerning lunar nomenclature, the lunar surface, and space maps of Egypt, see the papers of Farouk El-Baz, Record Unit 7415.

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Creators:
Manning, Raymond B. (Raymond Brendan), 1934-2000
Dates:
1961-2000
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-217
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of field notes of Raymond B. Manning (1934-2000), curator in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology. Manning's specialty was the study of Decapoda. Many of these materials document research in Tunisia. Materials include field data sheets, notes, correspondence, postcards, maps, microf...

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Creators:
Reining, Priscilla
Dates:
1916-2007
bulk 1934-2007
Size:
2 flat boxes
60.25 Linear Feet (145 boxes)
23 computer storage devices (floppy discs, zip discs, data tapes, and magnetic tape)
6 sound recordings
2 map drawers
Collection ID:
NAA.2009-25
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Priscilla Reining papers, 1916-2007, primarily document the professional life of Reining, a social anthropologist and Africanist who worked for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from 1974 to 1989. Her area of specialty was sub-Saharan Africa, specializing in desertification, land tenure, land use, kinship, population, fertility, and HIV/AIDS. During the 1970s, she pioneered the use of satellite imagery in conjunction with ethnographic data. She is also known for her ground-breaking research in the late 1980s that showed that uncircumcised men were more susceptible to contracting HIV/AIDS than circumcised men. The collection contains correspondence, field research, research files, writings, day planners, teaching files, student files, photographs, maps, sound recordings, and electronic records. Reining's research files, particularly on the Red Lake Ojibwa, the Haya, HIV/AIDS, and satellite imagery, form a significant portion of the collection.

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