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.
English translation by Truman Michelson of a text on Meskwaki (Fox) gens festival. The whereabouts of the original Meskwaki text is unknown.
Notes on Kickapoo namining ceremonies and clans collected by Truman Michelson. Information was provided by Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo residing in Oklahoma. The notes are primarily in English with some Kickapoo written on the first page.
Diagram and Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by Oscar Kapayou on War Chiefs ceremony, with English translation by Truman Michelson.
Two Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic texts by Alfred Kiyana with English translations by Horace Poweshiek. According to Ives Goddard, the translations of the titles are "Dances when war party returns" and "Childbirth and menstrual customs."
The collection consists of photographs of Joe B. Lente's ink and watercolor paintings of Isleta ceremonies and a small sketch of the artist on Lente's letter to Elsie Clews Parsons from September 16, 1938.
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.
Photographs documenting villages, people, ceremonies, and activities of Thai hill tribes, including the Akha, Karen, Lahu, Lawa, Lisu, Meo, Tai Luc, and Yao. Some photographs are duplicated in an album with captions by Bunnag.
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...