Carolyn Loring Anders film of Native Life in West Africa
Footage shot in the Yoruba town of Ogbomosho, Nigeria. Mrs. Anders, who worked as the supervisor of native nurses in the local hospital, filmed various aspects of daily life including farming, weaving, pottery making, and food preparation. Footage includes scenes of masked dance ceremonies featuring different types of egungun (masked …
Phillips Stevens Jr. photographs
Photographs taken by Phillips Stevens Jr. in Nigeria from 1964 through 1965. The photographic images are of Hausa and Yoruba architecture, art works in-situ including the bronzes at Tada and Jebba, and Masquerades among the Nupe peoples.
Ancestral Shrine, Royal Palace, Benin City, Nigeria
One cabinet card with an albumen photographic print by Cyril Punch of a Benin altar with two bronze heads supporting ivory tusks and framing a group of brass statues and bells, an inscription on the frame reading, "Juju altar, Benin City, May 1891.
Jane Barbour photographs
36 Photographic prints (color, 15 x 10 cm. or smaller)
photographic negatives (color, 35 mm.)
120 Photographic prints (black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Contact prints (black & white, 6 x 5 cm.)
Photographs taken by Jane Barbour in 1965 at Ibadan and in 1969 at Obeokuta, Nigeria, during her research of textiles. The majority of the photographic images are of textiles, either being made, worn or displayed.
Edited film shot in Oyo, Nigeria during field research. This visual record reflects Bascom's approach to the study of African aesthetics, one which integrated an analysis of the social role, status, and function of the artist with his/her individual style, ideas, and technique. Footage records traditional Yoruba craft techniques …
William Fagg photographs
The photographs document William Fagg's extensive survey work in Nigeria and his trips to Benin, Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zaire. The photographs illustrate African cultures and works of art, especially those of the Yoruba in Nigeria. Nigerian artisans portrayed include a blacksmith in the town of Jebba, a craftsman casting brass at Ijebu-Ode, and a potter at work in Nok. Celebrations and ceremonies documented include the igue oba and itue ceremonies and the festival of leaves in Benin. There are also images of dances of the Bargesh in northern Nigeria and a masked dance at Nok. Architecture documented includes altars and shrines in Benin and in Oyo, Nigeria; a Birom settlement; Brazilian-style houses in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin; an emir's house in Nigeria; a Jarawa village in Nigeria; the mosque in Keffi, Nigeria; and palaces of Yoruba kings. Most of the photographs show sculpture including Benin bronze plaques and hip masks; Esie stone sculpture; Ifa divination boards, drums, and figures; a Kuba ndop (royal statue) in the Kinshasa Museum; Nok terra-cotta and wooden figures; and Tada bronze figures. There also are images of epa (masquerade) masks; gelede (men's society) masks; a head of Olokun (a male Yoruba divinity) from Ibadan, Nigeria; and Yoruba edan ogboni (bronze staffs) and ibeji (twin figures) from Nigeria. Images of objects by identifiable artists include a palace pillar, post and sculpture by Agbonbiofe; a door and epa mask by Areogun; and a house post and lidded bowl by Olowe of Ise.
Igbo Photographic Album
192 Photographic prints (silver gelatin (1 album), black & white, 16 x 21 cm. or smaller )
192 Negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
Photographs compiled in an album by the wife (Connie) of a British official (T. or Tim) who was stationed in Onitsha on the Niger River from 1923 through 1925. Onitsha was the headquarters of the Onitsha Province, which comprised the divisions of Onitsha, Enugu, Obolo, Awgu and Awka. The region is settled by the Igbo peoples. The album contains numerous images of Igbo peoples, as well as pictures of the British and their lifestyles.
MS 2010-18 Phoebe Ottenberg research notes
Consists of the research notes of Dr. Phoebe Ottenberg Miller, relating to her field work among the Igbo in Afikpo, Nigeria, circa 1952-1960.
Film of Nigeria
Edited film documents a celebration of Nigerian independence attended by British royalty (possibly Queen Elizabeth). Pageantry includes processions of various leaders and their tribal members and dances. Film also includes street scenes in Lagos with a parade of Catholics and Protestants adults and children, school children in their uniforms, a …
Marilyn Heldman photographs
The collection includes 193 slides taken by Marilyn Heldman in Ethiopia in the 1960s and 1970s. Subjects include architecture, art objects, marketplaces, pottery, reliefs and cultures including the Bamileke, Fulani, Hausa, Oyo and Yoruba peoples.