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Creators:
O'Shaughnessy, Kevin J.
Dates:
circa 1960-1979
Size:
369 postage stamps
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains 369 African postage stamps from the post-independence period (circa 1960s-1970s). The stamps depict African leaders, traditional African art and artists, cultural performances, flora and fauna, and prominent visitors to the continent, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope Paul VI. A majority of the stamps come from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire. Other countries represented include Gabon, Mali, Cameroon, Tunisia, Zambia, Morocco, Dahomey (now Benin), Libya, Gambia, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zaire (formerly the Belgian Congo and now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Upper Volta (now Burkina-Faso), Mauritius, South Africa, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Uganda, Egypt, Sudan and the Comoros.

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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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Creators:
Chaveas, Lucille
Dates:
2003
Size:
17 Items (photographic prints , color.)
23 Negatives (35mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 17 color photographic prints and (23) 35mm negatives which were taken in Sierra Leone in 2003, which focus on textile manufacture, specifically needlepointed carpet slippers worn by the Krio women of Freetown.

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Creators:
Meighan, Clement W. (Clement Woodward), 1925-1997
Dates:
circa 1961-1969
Size:
Film reels (16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1998.10
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited and unedited film and outtakes documenting the archeological work of Clement Meighan in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Egypt and Sudan, shot primarily by Joan Meighan. Includes edited films, ROCK ART OF BAJA CALIFORNIA, MOCHICA: MASTERS OF PREHISTORIC CERAMIC ART, and LITTLE HORSES OF THE SEA. Please note that the contents of the collection and the ...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1893-1965
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (consisting of .5 box, 1 oversize folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.02.Africa
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Africa, Continent Of forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.2: Geographical Categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Sabbagh, Michael E.
Dates:
circa 1978
Size:
1 Print (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-42
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Image of a Masai man, made at Ngorongoro Crater in the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania.

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Creators:
Saunders, George Bradford, 1907-
Dates:
1939-1993
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-074
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and research data created and maintained by George B. Saunders.

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Creators:
Abbott, Frank
Dates:
circa 1897-1899
Size:
13 Prints (albumen and possibly silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-29
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs that largely depict Zulu people, including Dinzulu kaCetshwayo, and a Hottentot woman. Represented photographers include Francis E. Pollard, J.E. Middlebrook, and possibly J. Barnett & Company.

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Creators:
Green, Edward C. (Edward Crocker), 1944-
Dates:
circa 1970-2016
Size:
8.12 Linear feet (20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-31
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Edward C. Green, circa 1970-2016, document his work as an applied medical anthropologist and research consultant focusing principally on the distribution and prevention of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases in Africa and South America. Much of Green's research and policy focus lay in understanding indigenous health belief systems and instituting locally-designed approaches to major health concerns. The collection consists of correspondence, field diaries and typed research, sound recordings, photographs, and published reports and articles, including material from his dissertation research among the Matawai Maroons of Suriname.

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Creators:
Pringle, Robert, 1936-
Dates:
circa 1980-1989
Size:
2136 Slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
829 Negatives (photographic) (color , 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2006-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection contains 2136 color 35mm slides and 829 color 35mm negatives taken by Robert Pringle, former Ambassador to Mali, between 1980-1989. The images were taken in Mali, Burkina Faso and Kenya, and depict masquerades, vernacular architecture (including Dogon doors and granaries), mosques, marketplace scenes, pottery, masks (including plank and leaf masks), weaving, art in situ, animals and landscapes. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Tuareg, Lobi, Maasai, Mossi, Dogon, Fula and Bobo (Bwa) peoples. Ambassador Pringle traveled with photographer Christopher Roy and some of Pringle's images depict Roy at work with his own camera.

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