Query: Kings and rulers
Chief S.O. Alonge photographic collection
Creators:
Alonge, Solomon Osagie, Chief, 1911-1994
Dates:
1926-1989
Size:
100 Photographic prints (black and white, hand-colored.)
4 Photographic albums
1800 Negatives (photographic) (120 mm.)
150 Negatives (photographic) (glass plate)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2009-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of approximately 1,950 glass plate and large format film negatives,100 hand-tinted and black-and-white prints and four photographic albums containing prints of various sizes, taken by Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge, the royal photographer to the Oba of Benin, Akenzua II (1933-1978). These images span six decades (1926 - 1989) and represent a dynamic, continuous record of the Benin Royal Court in Nigeria. Alonge documented the pageantry, ritual and regalia of the Obas, their wives and retainers for over a half-century, including the coronation of the King and the Iyoba, or queen mother. The collection also documents historic visits to Benin by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (1956), Princess Alexandra (1960), foreign dignitaries, traditional rulers, political leaders and celebrities. The collection preserves an important historical record of Benin art and culture during the periods of British colonial rule and Nigerian independence in the 20th century. The rarity and historical value of the collection are enhanced by Alonge's privileged access to the Palace as a chief in the Iwebo Palace Society, a position which presents a unique insider's view of Benin royalty. The quality of the collection is testament to Alonge's technological skills in photography and his professionalism in keeping the collection ordered and well-preserved despite the heat, humidity and tropical climate of Nigeria.

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Kenneth X. Robbins Collection & Papers
Creators:
Robbins, Kenneth X.
Dates:
undated
Size:
150 Maps (approximate count)
1,300 Color postcards (approximate count)
6 Books
60 Photographs
Collection ID:
FSA.A1990.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Items pertaining to the spiritual, economic, and artistic history of modern India and its princely states. Parts include: fiscal philately from the princely states of India, documents pertaining to Indian medicine (6 linear ft.), paintings, medals and coins, map of Baroda and other princely states, postcards, the collector's research files, genealogical …

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William Ian Brinkworth collection
Creators:
Brinkworth, William Ian
Dates:
1901-1991
Size:
3600 Negatives (photographic) (0801-3332: B5-6; 3333-4422: B5-7, black and white ;, 35mm.)
637 Photographic prints (black and white.)
179 Transparencies (color ;, 35mm.)
8 Volumes (Books and magazines)
65 Manuscripts (document genre)
7 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

William Ian Brinkworth's collection, dated from 1901 to 1991, includes an extensive number of black and white photographs, negatives, color transparencies, books, audio tapes, manuscripts, and research materials. The manuscripts include Brinkworth's book drafts, film treatments, correspondence, historical documents, legal documents, journals and magazines in which his work was published.

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Productions
Dates:
1982-1985
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-196
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of film, videotape and audio elements documenting "Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila Wa Dimna," a film that premiered in 1982 in conjunction with "Renaissance of Islam: Art of the Mamluks" an exhibition at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The Kalila WA Dimna …

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MS 7561 Anthropology lyrics for songs
Creators:
Lurie, Nancy Oestreich
Dates:
n.d
Size:
6 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7561
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Included are lyrics "The King-Pin of Anthropology" for the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan's "I'm the Ruler of the Queen's Navee"; The Northern Athabascan Bastards", by Lurie for the tune of the "Wabash Cannonball"; "The Great Athabascan Migration for the tune of the "Wabash Cannonball"; and "The Ethnolinguists Lament: by …

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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
circa 1935-1978
Size:
14000 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 Slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.

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Out of Africa: from West African Kingdoms to Colonization exhibition records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel
Dates:
1979-02 - 1980-02
Size:
9.15 Linear feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-031
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on the history of the transatlantic slave trade, organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood and held there from February 1979-February 1980. Curated by Louise Daniel Hutchinson. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.

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Ethel Mary Albert Papers
Creators:
Albert, Ethel Mary, 1918-1989
Dates:
1940s-1960s
Size:
8.33 Linear feet (24 boxes)
8 Sound tape reels
Collection ID:
NAA.1990-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

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.

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Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection
Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1961-circa 2005
Size:
6567 Slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.

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Audiotapes
Creators:
Smithsonian Associates
Dates:
1997-2006
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-190
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of educational programs and meetings presented by the various program offices within the Smithsonian Associates (TSA).

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