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Masai

Creator:
Sapra Studio (Nairobi)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1 KE
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
circa 1950
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Masai; No. 117."
Printed text on verso reads: "Copyright by Sapra Studio P.O. Box 45882, Nairobi; This is a Real Photograph."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-137
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA KE 2013-001-0306
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5431

Michael Sabbagh photograph of Masai Warrior

Creator:
Sabbagh, Michael E.  Search this
Extent:
1 print (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
prints
Photographs
Place:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Date:
circa 1978
Scope and Contents note:
Image of a Masai man, made at Ngorongoro Crater in the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania.
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. Michael Ernest Sabbagh (1934-1977) was an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Texas, Austin. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he was educated at the University of the Witwatersrand. His scholarly interests included climatology, physical geography, Africa, and statistical methods in geography.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 89-42
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 89-42, Michael Sabbagh photograph of Masai Warrior, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-42
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-89-42

Strange dress of Masai tribe, married women wear wire collars. 11123 Interpositive

Topic:
BRITISH EAST AFRICA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
British East Africa
Kenya
Local Numbers:
RSN 27745
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.57 [83]
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Costumes  Search this
Natives  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25503

Sunrise exodus of the cattle from a Masai kraal at base of Mt. Kenia. 10542 Interpositive

Topic:
BRITISH EAST AFRICA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
British East Africa
Kenya
Mt. Kenia
Local Numbers:
RSN 27639
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.57 [83]
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cattle -- 1890-1920 -- Kenya  Search this
Farms  Search this
Kraals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25397

Masai families and flocks near Lake Naivasha, on the plains of East Africa. 10541 interpositive

Topic:
EAST AFRICAN HUNTING TRIP
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Landscapes (representations)
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Africa
Lake Naivasha (East Africa)
Local Numbers:
RSN 24157
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.36 [31].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
116549
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Children -- Africa  Search this
Family -- Africa  Search this
Sheep -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Landscapes (representations)
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref21924

Picturesque Masais watching the popular gambling game of "Bao." 10480 Interpositive

Topic:
EAST AFRICAN HUNTING TRIP
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Africa
Local Numbers:
RSN 24101
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.36 [31].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
115408
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Children -- Africa  Search this
Gamblers -- Africa  Search this
Games -- Africa  Search this
hunters -- Africa  Search this
Recreation -- Africa  Search this
Bao (Game)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref21868

House-building by Masai women, their husbands looking on. 10472 Interpositive

Topic:
EAST AFRICAN HUNTING TRIP
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Africa
Local Numbers:
RSN 24095
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.36 [31].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
115484
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Construction -- Africa  Search this
Houses -- Africa  Search this
Women laborers -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref21862

Africa, Ceremonial and Folk Music: Recorded in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania [sound recording]

Recorder:
Fanshawe, David 1942-2010  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Tanzania
Kenya
Uganda
Date:
1957
1975
Topic:
World music  Search this
Acoli (African people)  Search this
Gogo (African people)  Search this
Masai (African people)  Search this
Wala (African people)  Search this
Samburu (African people)  Search this
Songs and music  Search this
Local number:
Nonesuch 72063
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_314585

Lynn McLaren Photographs

Creator:
McLaren, Lynn, 1922-  Search this
Names:
UNICEF  Search this
Extent:
648 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
10 Photographic prints (black and white , 8 x 10 inches.)
38 Transparencies (color , 120mm.)
Container:
Item EEPA.2007-009
Culture:
Zaramo (African people)  Search this
Swahili (African people)  Search this
Masai (African people)  Search this
Makonde (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Transparencies
Portraits
Color slides
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Zanzibar
Africa, East
Mikumi National Park (Tanzania)
Africa
Mombasa (Kenya)
Lamu Island (Kenya)
Manyara, Lake (Tanzania)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
India
Kilimanjaro, Mount (Tanzania)
Kenya
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Victoria, Lake
Date:
circa 1950-1969
Summary:
The collection consists of 38 color transparencies, 648 color slides and 10 black-and-white photographic prints taken by Lynn McLaren Demarest while on assignment for various news outlets in the 1950s and 1960s. A majority of the slides and transparencies were taken in East Africa and document indigenous peoples, agriculture (cotton in particular), health and nutrition education, UNICEF activities, architecture, natural landscapes, animals, fishers, coffee plantations and the sisal industry. Locations include Mobassa, Lamu Island, Zanzibar, Dar es Saalam, Lake Victoria, Mount Kilimajaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Mikumi National Park (Tanzania). The black-and-white photographs depict East African leaders, such as Julius Nyerere, and prominent international visitors to the region, including Robert Kennedy. A small number of slides and transparencies were taken in India.
Arrangement note:
Arrangement reflects the original order established by the photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lynn McLaren (1922-2008) was a professional photojournalist who worked on assignment for National Geographic, Life, Newsweek and Business Week since the 1950s and 1960s. A member of the Society of Women Geographers, McLaren lived and traveled extensively around the world, photographing peoples and places in Kenya, Tanzania (Zanzibar), India, Nepal, Spain, Germany and the United States. McLaren was also the author of five books, including Berlin and the Berliners and The Village: The People (India), all of which are richly illustrated with her photographs. She recently had a major retrospective of her photography, Fifty Years of Photographs from Around the World, at the Marion Art Center in Marion, Massachusetts in May-June 2007.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Coffee plantations  Search this
Animals  Search this
Sisal (Plant)  Search this
Sailboats  Search this
Markets  Search this
Health education  Search this
Dhows  Search this
Cotton  Search this
Fishers  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Portraits
Color slides
Transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Lynn McLaren Photographs, EEPA 2007-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2007-009
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2007-009

Africa Inland Mission collection

Names:
Africa Inland Mission  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Extent:
147 photographs
3 volumes (books)
43 postcards
Container:
Item EEPA.2008-003
Culture:
Kamba (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Masai (African people)  Search this
Swahili (African people)  Search this
Somali (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Postcards
Photographs
Books
Place:
Port Said (Egypt)
Victoria, Lake
Nairobi (Kenya)
Mombassa (Kenya)
Kenya
Africa, East
Africa
Date:
circa 1905-1978 (bulk 1905-1920)
bulk 1900-1920
Summary:
This collection contains 147 photographic prints and 43 postcards from East Africa (circa 1907-circa 1914), especially Kijobe, which depict the activities of the Africa Inland Mission; Theodore Roosevelt's safari in 1909; views of Nairobi, Mombasa, Port Said, Lake Victoria and other landscapes; and portraits of Maasai, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kavirondo, Akawba, Gikuyu, Somali and Swahili coast peoples. Missionaries pictured include Hetz, Hurlburt, and Wallace, who is listed as photographer on many of the prints. The collection also contains 3 paperback books, published by Africa Inland Mission, which describe the history of the organization and the experiences of its missionaries: Faster Beats the Drum (1978), Another Hand on Mine (1975) and Gardens of Miracles (1976).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in four series:

Series 1: Locations

Series 2: Cultures

Series 3: Other

Series 4: Publications
Biographical / Historical:
The Africa Inland Mission (AIM) is a non-denominational Christian missionary organization that focuses on Africa. The organization was founded in 1895 by Scottish-American missionary Peter Cameron Scott of the International Missionary Alliance. Scott and his fellow missionaries arrived in Mombasa in October of 1895 and within a year had established four missions in Kenya. Scott's untimely death in 1896 almost led to the dissolution of AIM, but support from the Philadelphia Missionary Council and a new director in the person of Rev. Charles Hurlburt reinvigorated the project. In 1909 a station was set up in what was then German East Africa (Tanzania) and in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt intervened on behalf of his friend Hurlburt to persuade the Belgian government to allow the mission to establish a station in the Congo. Today, AIM operates in 13 countries in Central and Southern Africa.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Safaris  Search this
Missionaries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Postcards
Photographs
Books
Citation:
Africa Inland Mission Collection, EEPA 2008-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2008-003
See more items in:
Africa Inland Mission collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2008-003

Robert and Barbara Pringle photographic collection

Photographer:
Pringle, Robert, 1936-  Search this
Names:
Roy, Christopher D.  Search this
Extent:
2,136 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
829 negatives (photographic) (color , 35mm.)
Container:
Item EEPA.2006-006
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Fula (African people)  Search this
Lobi (African people)  Search this
Bobo (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Mossi (African people)  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Portraits
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Burkina Faso
Kenya
Mali
Date:
circa 1980-1989
Summary:
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.
Arrangement note:
Arranged geographically by country and chronologically therein. Arrangement reflects the original order established by the photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert Pringle is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer and historian specializing in interethnic relations, economic development, and the role of culture. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Mali from 1987 to 1990. His other official postings included Indonesia, the Philippines, Burkina Faso, Papua New Guinea, and South Africa. He has written three books on Southeast Asian history and politics, of which the most recent is A Short History of Bali: Indonesia's Hindu Realm (2004).
General note:
Title provided by EEPA staff.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Fairs  Search this
Masks  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Markets  Search this
Art in situ -- Photographs  Search this
Animals  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Portraits
Color slides
Citation:
Robert and Barbara Pringle Photographic Collection, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2006-006
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2006-006

Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples

Creator:
Acebes, Hector  Search this
Extent:
2 copy prints
153 prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Shuar Indians  Search this
Arhuaco Indians  Search this
Acawai Indians  Search this
Yanomamo Indians  Search this
Yupa Indians  Search this
Bassari (Senegalese and Guinean people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
copy prints
prints
Photographs
Place:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Uaupés River (Colombia and Brazil)
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Mali
Guinea
Togo
Benin
Cameroon
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Rwanda
Africa
Tanzania
Kenya
Date:
1949-1960
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made on Hector Acebes's expeditions in Africa and South America, mostly during the 1950s. Many of the images document people and markets in Africa (1949 and 1953), including Kikuyu, Masai, Mangbetu, Fulani, and Bassari peoples. There are also photographs made in the French Sudan, Guinea, Togo, Dahomey, Cameroon, the Congo Republic, Ruanda, Kenya, and Tanganyika. These prints were made for an exhibit.

Other sets include images of Jivaro, January, 1950; the Vaupés River and nearby tribes, September, 1950; a journey up the Orinoco to the Guaica, February, 1951; Arhuaco Indians, 1958; and Yuco Indians, 1960. Many photographs depict scenery and dwellings or are portraits (some show body and face paint). There are also images of fishing and hunting (Guaica); musical pipes (Guaica), a bridge, weaving, and bows and arrows (Arhuaco). Some photographs depict expedition members, including Acebes. The collection also includes photographs of the cover of Acebes' Orinoco Adventure, 1954, and coverage of his expeditions in Look, April 8, 1952, and Time (Latin American edition), December 24, 1951.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hector Acebes was born in 1921 in New York City and raised in Madrid and Bogota. While in college at the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, he operated his own photo studio. After graduating from MIT in 1947 with a degree in mechanical engineering, he moved back to Bogota. Throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s, Acebes undertook expeditions in Africa and South America and started to work as a professional filmmaker and lecturer. Acebes wrote, filmed, directed, and edited each of the forty-three films his production company, Acebes Productions, released.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 94-28
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Uaica photographs collected by Acebes held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4389.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 94-28, Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-28
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-94-28

William F. Wheeler photographs of Africa and Efe people

Creator:
Wheeler, William F. (William Felix), 1943-2008  Search this
Extent:
8 color slides (circa)
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Mbuti (African people)  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Pygmies  Search this
Efe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
color slides
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Ituri Forest (Congo)
Algeria
Kenya
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Niger
Mali
Date:
1986-1998
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by William F. Wheeler during his expeditions to Africa in July 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, and 1998, mostly documenting the Efe of Akokora in the Ituri forest. Photographs relating to the Efe people of Akokora in the Ituri forest include images of Efe people, camps, musical instruments, dances, archery and poison arrows, hunting, barkcloth making and use, body marking, food, animals and plants of the rainforest, forest treks, villages (including Anduli, Dui, and Akokora). Other photographs include images of ceremonies (including an Olngesherr ceremony in the Loita Hills), Mbuti at Epulu, a Masai village in Kenya, William Wheeler's wedding to Linda Penn in a Masai village (1987), Berber nomads and scenic views in Algeria, markets and Tuaregs during a camel trip through Niger, and aerial views.
Biographical/Historical note:
William F. Wheeler (1943-2008) was born in Blackville, South Carolina, and earned a medical degree from Duke University and a specialty degree in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General in Boston. In 1978, after years of practicing medicine, he began traveling Africa by car, making over twenty-four trips during the next three decades. To gain a more intimate experience, he returned to explore the most remote places on foot. His detailed safari journals, written in the style of 19th century explorers, describe camel journeys in the Sahara, foot safaris with Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania, and hundreds of miles of treks with Efe through the rainforest of the Ituri river basin, a tributary of the Congo River. Wheeler's collection of artifacts and photographs formed the basis of a 2004 exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2005-19, NAA ACC 2010-21
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs previously filed in Photo Lot 2005-19 have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 2010-21. These photographs were also made by William F. Wheeler in Africa and form part of this collection.
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the William F. Wheeler Efe Pgymy Papers, 1999-2004 (MS 2005-14).
Artifacts collected by Wheeler held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accessions 2036145, 2034089, and 2033754.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Hunting  Search this
Camps  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Photo Lot 2005-19, William F. Wheeler photographs of Africa and Efe people, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2005-19
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2005-19

Ethel Freeman's Footage of Africa 1949-1950

Creator:
Freeman, Ethel Cutler 1886-1972  Search this
Physical description:
reference one video cassette (40 minutes) silent color 3/4 inch
master one video cassette (40 minutes) silent color 3/4 inch
archival original film reels (1,600 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Masai (African people) Kenya  Search this
Mbuti (African people) Ituri Forest  Search this
Watusi Ruwanda  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa
Kenay
Uganda
Egypt
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Malawi
Kenya
Date:
1949-1950
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Ceremony--crossing the equator  Search this
Vendors  Search this
Food preparation--stamping grain  Search this
Weddings--Zulu  Search this
Musical instruments--drums--string harps  Search this
Dance--Zulu--Watusi--Mbuti  Search this
Markets  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1986.11.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reprodution and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218470

Ethel Cutler Freeman Papers 1934-1970

Creator:
Freeman, Ethel Cutler 1886-1972  Search this
Correspondent:
Amadon, Dean  Search this
Archbold, Richard  Search this
Arensberg, Conrad M  Search this
Atchley, Dana W  Search this
Barzun, Jacques  Search this
Benedict, Ruth 1887-1948  Search this
Blaker, Margaret Contant  Search this
Brass, Leonard J  Search this
Capron, Louis  Search this
Densmore, Frances  Search this
Douglas, Margery S  Search this
Griffin, John W  Search this
Hanna, A. J  Search this
Lee, Ronald F  Search this
Mead, Margaret 1901-1978  Search this
Murphy, Robert Cushman  Search this
Porter, Kenneth W  Search this
Shapiro, Harry Lionel  Search this
Sharp, Howard  Search this
Speck, Frank G (Frank Gouldsmith) 1881-1950  Search this
Tebean, Charlton W  Search this
Wissler, Clark  Search this
Physical description:
54 linear feet
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Virgin Islands  Search this
Pygmies  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Masai (African people)  Search this
Haitians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Date:
1934-1970
Topic:
Music  Search this
See more items in:
Ethel Cutler Freeman Papers 1934-1970
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87749

East African Types Masai woman

Creator:
S. Skulina, Pegas Studio (Nairobi)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1 KE
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
circa 1950
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "East African Types; Masai Woman; 131."
Printed text on verso reads: "[Edition 'Afr]ica in Pictures'; Copyright by S. Skulina PEGAS STUDIO - Nairobi."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-125
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA KE 2013-001-0289
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5421

East African Types Masai

Creator:
S. Skulina, Pegas Studio (Nairobi)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1 KE
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
circa 1950
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "East African Types; Masai; 914."
Printed text on verso reads: "[Edition 'Africa in] Pictures'; Copyright by S. Skulina PEGAS STUDIO - Nairobi."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-139
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA KE 2013-001-0309
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5434

The demonstration collection of E.M. von Hornbostel and the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv [sound recording]

Collector:
Hornbostel, Erich Moritz von 1877-1935  Search this
Commentator:
Reinhard, Kurt  Search this
List, George 1911-2008  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Swiss  Search this
Belarusians  Search this
Russians  Search this
Soviet  Search this
Gurian  Search this
Samoyeds  Search this
Sri Lankans  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Indian  Search this
Thais  Search this
Mingala-Aungbyun  Search this
Burmese  Search this
Chinese  Search this
Japanese  Search this
Malays (Asian people)  Search this
Indonesians  Search this
Kubu (Indonesian people)  Search this
Alfures (New Guinea people)  Search this
Australian Aborigines  Search this
Australians  Search this
Papuans  Search this
Chuukese (Micronesian people)  Search this
Nunu (African people)  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Danes  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Canadians  Search this
Americans  Search this
Mexicans  Search this
Brazilians  Search this
Argentines  Search this
Chileans  Search this
Ewe (African people)  Search this
Togolese  Search this
Cameroonians  Search this
Equatorial Guineans  Search this
Congolese  Search this
Ngangela (African people)  Search this
Angolans  Search this
Tunisians  Search this
Palestinian Arabs  Search this
Bahuti  Search this
Rwandans  Search this
Masai (African people)  Search this
Tanzanians  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Asia
North America
South America
Date:
1963
Topic:
Africa--Songs and music  Search this
Music  Search this
Australia--Songs and music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Sacred music  Search this
Solo instrument music  Search this
Funeral music  Search this
Anthropology--ethnomusicology  Search this
Ethnomusicology--History  Search this
Local number:
FW04175
Folkways 4175
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232041
Additional Online Media:

Group of Men in Costume with Ornaments and Wood Staff, Near Wood and Thatch Building n.d

Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 005 in
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 07443200
See more items in:
Division of Physical Anthropology Photograph Collection 1850s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_49001

Unidentified African Development Story ca, 1920s

Physical description:
13 minutes silent b&w video
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Projected media
Place:
Africa
East Africa
Date:
ca, 1920s
Topic:
Agriculture--clearing--burning  Search this
Developement  Search this
Dams  Search this
Dance--dancing  Search this
Camp  Search this
Cordage--rope--preparation--manufacture--sisal hemp  Search this
Fauna--giraffe--monkey--zebra  Search this
Game preserves--Akamba Game Reserve  Search this
Headdresses--headgear  Search this
Railway--Ugonda Railroad  Search this
Weaponry--shields  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1994.14.1
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219329

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