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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution., Office of International Relations
Dates:
circa 1992-1998
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-111
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Natural Resource Conservation and Historic Preservation Project in the Central Region of Ghana, otherwise known as the "Ghana Project," in which the Smithsonian Institution's Office of International Relations and the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA) w...

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Dates:
between 1877-1895
Size:
169 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs., black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
169 photographic prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
169 photographic prints ((1 album), black & white, 14 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-017
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of West Africa, mostly from Lagos and coastal Nigeria, 1877-1895. There are high quality pictures of trading houses and residences in Lagos, often with the name of the owners given in the caption. One of the buildings depicted is the cathedral. Several exceptional images portray chiefs, such as the King of Opobo, and the wives of the King of Opobo, the Balogun of Epe, the Alake of Abeokuta, and the chief of New Calabar. Of greatest interest is a photograph entitled "Benin Gods" which shows figures from the Kingdom of Brass, taken in circa 1877/1878. There are also views of Cape Coast, Elmina, Accra, Wydah, Fernando Poo, Porto Novo, Grand Popo, and one from Liberia. The themes range from architecture to dances and weddings. Of particular interest are two depictions of fancy dress.

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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:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Mineral Sciences
Dates:
1940-2006
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-255
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of field notes created by Carl Huntington Broedel, William Richard Jones, E. C. T. Chao, Everett Dale Jackson, James F. Luhr, and Tom Simkin. Created under the auspices of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), these field books document ...

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Creators:
Stathes, George H.
Dates:
circa 1963-1967
Size:
1,300 color slides (circa)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-10
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

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.

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Creators:
Brashares, Charles W., 1891-1982
Dates:
1923-1924, 1945-1954
Size:
281 color slides
21 lantern slides
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-1
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by Charles W. Brashares in India (1948-1949), Portugal, Africa (including Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa, 1945), Japan (1948) Bolivia (1951), and Peru (1951) documenting the people, ceremonies, architecture, and scenery of each location. The collection also includes lantern slides depicting Palestinian people, architectu...

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Creators:
Seligman, Thomas K.
Dates:
1970-2004
Size:
1,742 items (1,742 slides, col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Seligman between 1970 and 2004 primarily of West Africa, including Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Dogon, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland, Kenya, and Morocco. Additionally, there are some images of masquerades in Cote d'Ivoire and Togo, and scenes in Ghana and Great Zimbabwe. Images depict cultural landscapes, masqu...

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Creators:
McMullen, Alexis B. (collector and photographer)
Dates:
circa 1943-1944
Size:
70 postcards (70 photographic postcards, silver gelatin)
86 prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.90-14
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photoraphs made and collected by Alexis B. McMullen documenting peoples and culture in West Africa. The images created by McMullen and Captain D. B. McCloskey depict ceremonies at Kibib honoring Ofori Atta, a chief in the Central Province of the Gold Coast; a dance to the god of the sea at Teshi; and fishing boats and equipment. Additionally, the...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1991-2004
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-160
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration and management of the Office of Exhibits Central by Director Michael A. Headley (1995- ). In particular, the records document projects, safety, relations with other units, and a museum training program in Ghana. Some materials were created by Headley prior to his promotion to ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Museum Studies
Dates:
1987-1996
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-082
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files of the visiting professional program; correspondence with professional and various experts in museum issues; memoranda; audience course outlines; workshop evaluations; and records pertaining to registration methods, photographic methods for museum personnel, museum security, fire, safety and health programs ...

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