Pères Blancs (White Fathers) Photographic Albums
217 Copy prints (black and white)
217 Copy negatives (black and white, 4 x 5 in.)
The Pères Blancs (White Fathers) Society Photographic Album documents the group's missions and the Africans living near them in the East African kingdoms of Rwanda and Burundi (now the state of Rwanda-Burundi). Subjects include individual and group portraits of Africans, including members of the Tutsi royal family and the Tutsi elite, Christian families of Hutu origin, missionaries and Western visitors, and Twa people on an elephant hunt. There are also photos of landscapes, African villages and mission buildings, activities, including dancing and farming.
George H. Stathes photographs of Africa
Photographs made by George H. Stathes in northern Nigeria, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda during the mid 1960s. Stathes' photographs depict people, agriculture, markets, fishing and fisheries, roads, a cemetery, ceremonies and dances, art, and Rwenzori Mountains.
Ethel Mary Albert Papers
8 Sound tape reels
Ethel M. Albert was an ethnologist whose research focused on communication and speech, and values and ethics. She pursued these themes cross-culturally across a wide spectrum of social classes, ethnic groups and locations. She received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 and taught a several institutions of higher learning before becoming a faculty member of Northwestern University in 1966. The Ethel Mary Albert papers consist of writings, photographs and sound recordings produced during the course of Albert's ethnological studies as Ford Fellow in Burundi in the late 1950s; field research among the Navaho; and materials related to a later cross cultural study of fatalism.
William Hance collection
10 Items ((guidebooks))
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.
African Postcard Collection
This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.
Casimir Zagourski photographs
3 Photographic prints ((silver gelatin), black & white, 26.5 x 19.7 cm. or smaller)
3 Drawings (visual works) (black & white, 29.8 x 22.7 cm. or smaller)
The photographs belong to the series of 417 images, entitled "L'Afrique qui disparaît", which Casimir Zagourski (1883-1944), a Polish photographer who lived in Léopoldville, created in the years between 1924 and 1935. He edited the series in different forms. One of the postcards includes a mistake in the captioning which could occur in the …
Apollo 11 Stamp Collection [Cooke]
Hereward Lester Cooke (1916-1975), a curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, was extremely interested in the moon landing as well as in stamp collecting. He acquired over five hundred stamps relating to the 1969 lunar landing from countries including: Afghanistan, Algeria, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, China …
Casimir Zagourski photographs
375 Postcards (1 volume, black & white, 9 x 14 cm.)
437 Photographic prints (12 folders, copy prints; black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
4 Contact sheets
The collection includes (6) 4 x 5 copy negatives, 375 postcards, 437 copy prints and 4 contact sheets.
White Fathers photograph collection
The collection includes approximately 20,000 black-and-white photographic prints, most ranging in size between 3x5 and 5x7 inches. The verso of many of the prints have English or French captions affixed to them. Crop marks and comments occasionally appear on the prints. The original arrangment of the collection, which has been retained, was intended …
These records consist mostly of the correspondence of Warren H. Robbins, which documents activities of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) since its inception. Also included are some correspondence and memoranda of Jean M. Salan, John E. Reinhardt, and David L. Stratmon, a previous Associate Director of MAA (Museum …