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Creators:
Aga-Oglu, Mehmet, 1896-1949
Dates:
circa 1877-1947
Size:
7.8 Cubic feet (consisting of 12 boxes and 9 oversized flat file folders.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.10
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Mehmet Aga-Oglu Papers, dating from approximately 1877-1947, measure 7.8 cubic feet and include writings and notes, photographs, and maps related to Dr. Aga-Oglu's work Corpus of Islamic Work, which was never published due to Dr. Aga-Oglu's death in 1949.

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Creators:
Mack, Beverly B. (Beverly Blow), 1952-
Dates:
2002, 2005
Size:
664 Digital images (JPEG.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2006-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains 664 digital images (JPEG files) depicting the built environment, landscape and people of Morocco, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and South Africa. A large number of images depict people in and around the Gidan Rumfa palace in Kano, Nigeria, including spectators of and participants in a ceremonial procession celebrating Eid ul-Fitr (the end of Ramadan); servants, concubines, praise singers and musicians in and near the palace harem; members of the royal household and the royal guards; and Alhaji Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano. Other images depict architectural features of the palace. Images from Morocco, Ghana, Niger and South Africa include various scenes of daily life, architecture, markets, cemeteries and landscapes.

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Creators:
Mack, Beverly
Dates:
1979-1984
Size:
2 Volumes
725 Slides (photographs) (color)
7 Slides (photographs) (black & white)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1984-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Beverly Mack in Sierra Leone and of the Hausa people in Kano, Nigeria. The photographs document the cultures of northern Nigeria and Sierra Leone, including the Hausa people. Locations include Fourah Bay College in Freetown and Port Loko, Sierra Leone, and Kana and Zaria, Nigeria. Africans are shown buying and selling in markets, holding an Islamic celebration at the palace in Kano and riding horses. Architecture shown includes exteriors and interiors of buildings such as houses and Islamic structures, as well as street scenes.

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Creators:
Bier, Carol
Bier, Lionel D., 1942-2004
Dates:
1975-1976
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
FSA.A2008.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photographs taken by Carol Bier and Lionel Bier, comprising two binders of black and white 35mm negatives and contact sheets as well as a collection of images cut out from contact sheets and organized by site, documenting both pre-Islamic and Islamic Iranian architectural monuments, taken 1975-1976. Focus primarily on the Sasanian sites of Fars pro...

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Creators:
Shamir, Marli
Dates:
1971
Size:
229 Gelatin silver prints (black and white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
89 Photographic prints ((1 v.), black and white, 23 x 18 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-025
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Marli Shamir in Mali, in 1971. The majority of the images show architecture in Djenne, Mali. Other images depict architecture of the Dogon in Timbuktu, Gao and San. Photographs from this collection were featured by Labelle Prussin's thesis entitled, "The Architecture of Djenne; African Synthesis and Transformation," (Yale University, 1974) and in her book entitled, "Hatumere: Islamic Design in West Africa," (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986). The images have also been displayed in an exhibition entitled, "Marli Shamir Photographs from the Sahel," held in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, in 1976.

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Dates:
1906-1909
Size:
1 Lantern slide (color, 8 x 10 cm.)
93 Lantern slides (black & white, 8 x 10 cm.)
1 Folder (calendar (1909) , illustrated, 15 x 24 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs or collected by Dr. John Sebastien Derr, a member of the Sudan United Mission in Cameroon from 1906-1909. As a missionary he was devoted to converting the people in Cameroon to Christianity and to dispelling Islam. The majority of the slides depict life in Adamawa, northern Cameroon. The images document Islamic and other populations in Cameroon. The individual and group portraits of men, women, and children primarily focus on the lives of the indigenous peoples, though a few pictures of Europeans are included. A Hausa leader is featured among the portraits. The Sudan United Mission calendar displaying snapshots of a different missionary with each month. Dr. Derr is featured in January of 1909. Also included in the calendar are a list of officers, five prayers, a list of societies in the Sudan without a missionary and events that relate to the Sudan United Mission. Images of musicians, cooks, hunters, and laborers give some sense of village and missionary life. Other scenes reveal Central African terrain. There are two or three views of mountains, sunrise or sunset, and regional vegetation. Many images capture architecture, among which are building styles ranging from thatched edifices to colonial buildings and to urban street scenes in colonial Egypt. Maritime activity is exhibited in the shots of various boats used by the African peoples. European seamen and passengers are depicted as well. Along with photographs of northern Cameroon, there are several images of life in colonial Egypt.

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Dates:
1971-1987
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-175
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987, documenting participation in professional associations; events held for, or by, the Freer or the Sackler; development; fellowships and grants; the Freer Medal; acquisitions; exhibitions; various committees and boards on which the Director serv...

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Dates:
1986-1994
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-172
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the design, development, and installation of exhibitions, rotations, and exhibit halls. Materials include floor plans, blueprints, label copy, production schedules, object lists, correspondence, memoranda, drawings, sketches, production specifications, and related material.

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Dates:
1975-1984
Size:
19 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 85-204
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of memoranda, blueprints, drawings, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented in this accession include the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts & Industries Building, the Silver Hill Facility, the National Museum of American History, the Ame...

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Dates:
1980-1982
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files, including memoranda, blueprints, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented include the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait G...

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