Photographs made by Petrus Buleni Fau documenting the funeral ceremony for Samogo Fau, a noble elder of Bawomataluo village in South Nias. They include images of processionals, spectators, and Fau's grave.
The collection contains 527 color 35mm slides taken by Ivan Livingstone in West Africa (primarily the Republic of Benin but also in Ghana, Nigeria and Togo) circa 1972-1973. Images depict market scenes, Egúngún and Ifa ceremonies, religious ceremonies of the Celestial Church of Christ, funeral processions, decoration and ornament, clothing and dress, and musicians. There are also several images of the palace of the Oni of Ife. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Yoruba, Ifè, Oyo, Somba, Fon,Dan and Fula peoples.
Photographs taken by Chris Hubbard in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1969-1970, which primarily depict the funeral of Kuba Nyim Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen.
Phonetic transcription of Shapochiwa's dictation of "Autobiography of a Fox woman." There are also extensive grammatical and ethnological notes by Shapochiwa's husband, Harry Lincoln, and notes on death ritual from Alfred Kiyana.
The collection, which dates from approximately 1945-1975, documents the daily lives and activities of the Robinson-Smith family. The collection is comprised of photographs, correspondence, bankbooks, obituaries, pamphlets, report cards and ephemera.
This collection contains two texts on mortuary rites in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Alfred Kiyana. The English translated titles are "When there is an adoption" and "Ghost Feast." These are accompanied by a notebook containing phonetic transcriptions by Tom Scott and Harry Lincoln and English translations by Truman Michelson. On the last page are g...
The collection consists of a single memorial program documenting the April 9, 1990 funeral of Sarah Vaughan at the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey.
The collection contains 130 large format color transparencies, dating from 1968, of Ethiopian icons at the Institute of Ethiopian Studeis, Addis Ababa. The images were taken by Dr. Stanislaw Chojnacki and appear in his catalog publication Ethiopian Icons. The collection also includes 107 35mm color slides of the funeral of Emperor Haile Selassie I, taken by Dr. Chojnacki's colleague Dr. Paul Henze in 1975. At this time, the color slides are available for study purposes only.
Five notebooks containing texts handwritten in Kickapoo syllabary and a phonetic transcription on mortuary customs and observances. A sixth notebook contains English translations, as well as anthropometric measurements of Joseph Murdock and his daughter, Rose. Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo that resided in Oklahoma, frequently assisted Michelson in hi...
This album contains 57 photographic prints, dating from circa 1899-1900, depicting the indigenous peoples of the Belgian Congo (later known as Zaire and presently known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Subjects depicted include costumes, body arts (hairstyles and scarification), funerary rituals, weavers and blacksmiths. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Kasai, Kwango and Luba peoples.