Gilbert Schneider photographs
Photographs of art objects and of object installations taken during the mid-1970s by Gilbert Schneider.
David Henshaw Collection
The collection consists of 32 black and white photographs taken in northern Nigeria in the 1920s. They primarily focus on the Henshaw missionary family, their work, and their community in proximity to the city of Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
Ruth Barnes film and photographs
2 Film reels (8 mm.)
Photographs and film taken by Ruth Barnes in Somalia and Kenya during her assignment in Somalia with the U.S. Information Agency from 1969 to 1971.
"Arts of the Monsoon" DVDs
1 Videodiscs (DVD)
This collection consists of two copies of the DVD "Arts of the Monsoon," (2016) one standard and one Blu-ray. Produced in 2016 by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, the film portrays how the dhows, in sailing across the monsoon winds of he Indian Ocwean between Oman and East Africa, brought cross-cultural influences along the coastal areas of Sur, Salalah, and Zanzibar.
David and Mary Kay Davies photographs
Photographs taken by David Davies during his residence in Nigeria from January of 1966 to December of 1967 and in Nairobi, Kenya, from June of 1968 to June of 1973.
Evan Schneider photographs
A bound notebook of prints picturing a model of the royal palace at Babanki Tungo, West Cameroon. The accompanying caption on the inside of the first image reads, "The model represented in this photographic album is the royal palace at Babanki Tungo, West Cameroon. It was carved by Robert Toh, the royal craver, during 1954-55. The brass figurines were sculpted by Umaru Njasi, a brass-caster from Bamum. The photographs are by Evan G. Schneider and were taken in Southeastern Ohio. Mr. Schneider is also responsible for the printing. Gilbert D. Schneider Athens, Ohio - - 1968." The palace and figurines were also donated in 1979 to the Museum of African Art, now the National Museum of African Art (accession no. 79-1-1).
Kevin J. O'Shaughnessy stamp collection
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.
Donald Heldman photographs
Photographs taken by Dr. Donald P. Heldman of Gambela (Ethiopia) and surrounding neighborhoods. Images primarily depict a port on the Baro River, Etang Village, and Annuak people fishing, canoeing, smoking, bathing, and carrying food and wood.
Stanley Chojnacki photographic collection
130 Transparencies (color)
The collection contains 130 large format color transparencies, dating from 1968, of Ethiopian icons at the Institute of Ethiopian Studeis, Addis Ababa. The images were taken by Dr. Stanislaw Chojnacki and appear in his catalog publication Ethiopian Icons. The collection also includes 107 35mm color slides of the funeral of Emperor Haile Selassie I, taken by Dr. Chojnacki's colleague Dr. Paul Henze in 1975. At this time, the color slides are available for study purposes only.
Lee and Dona Bronson Study photographs
This collection includes photographs of art objects owned by Lee Bronson, his wife, Dona Bronson, and his brother, Robert Bronson, for publication in the exhibit catalog entitled, "Joseph Cornet. A Survey of Zairian Art: The Bronson Collection," (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Museum of Art, 1978). The photographs document Zairian art objects owned by the Lee Bronson Family. There are images of figures from the Bembe, Hemba, and Songye peoples. Also included in the collection is a draft of the exhibit catalog.