Conrad P. Kottak papers relating to Madagascar research
The papers comprise materials relating to Conrad Kottak's research in Madagascar among the Betsileo people, 1966-1967. Included are village data, questionnaires, and a copy of Kottak's resulting monograph The Past in the Present: History, Ecology, and Cultural Variation in Highland Madagascar.
Photographs of Madagascar in the early French colonial period and Merina Kingdom in Central Madagascar, ca. 1887-1900. Portrait images include Queen Ranavalona III (exiled to Algiers in 1897), her husband, the Prime Minister, and other royals. There are images are of Malagasy women from other parts of the island.
Film of a famadihana
Footage of a Famadihana (also known as "digging up the dead" ceremony) is an exhumation ceremony to honor ancestors. This famadihana was performed by the Malgache people of Madagascar. The body of an ancestor is exhumed, re-wrapped in burial cloths and re-buried. The extended family celebrates with a feast. The …
Projects (Mary S. McCutcheon)
This accession consists of the personal project records of Mary S. McCutcheon while she was involved with the Directorate of International Activities (DIA). The research projects include African Material Culture, Third World, Madagascar, and Latin America History of Science and Technology. These records also consist of budget reports (drafts and …
Harry Hoogstraal Papers
This accession consists of records documenting the research, bibliographic, and professional work of Harry Hoogstraal, medical zoologist, entomologist, and specialist on ticks and tick-borne diseases. Topics covered in the records include Madagascar, hemorrhagic fever, expeditions, tick-borne diseases, and arthropod-borne viruses. Materials include annotated bibliographies, black and white photographs, meeting records …
Russell Hamilton postcards
The collection includes 49 postcards collected by the English petty officer Russell Hamilton (d.1911) during his voyages made prior to 1909, likely for the British Merchant Marines. The postcards are from Madagascar, Mauitius and Seychelles. Among the twenty-seven postcards from Madagascar (dating 1900-1905) are images showing Betsimisarka women weaving a mat and women …
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.
Leibig trade cards
This collection consists of 126 chromolithographic trade cards (13 sets) published by the Leibig Company between 1899 and 1955. These trade cards were included with products sold in Europe, such as chicken soup and chocolate. The cards focus on African art and material culture and showcase distinctive ethnic types, artistic and craft traditions, cultural performance, dress/costume and leadership. Sets include In Transvaal, In Abyssinia, Scenes of Africa, In East Africa I, Madagascar, In East Africa II, Life Among the Congolese People, Wild Animals of the Congo, The Italian Empire, Congolese Craftsmanship, Hunting and Fishing in the Belgian Congo, Peoples of the Belgian Congo, and History of the Belgian Congo I-III. Captions on the cards appear in French, Italian and German.
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.
Russell Hamilton Postcard and Photograph Collection
Assembled by English petty officer Russell Hamilton (d. 1911) during his voyages made prior to 1909, likely for the British Merchant Marines, documenting images of China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and Yemen. The items date from between the late 1890's and 1909.The 183 photographic …