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Creator:
Hance, William Adams, 1916-  Search this
Extent:
2513 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
17 Maps
117 Postcards
10 Items ((guidebooks))
Container:
Item EEPA.2008-008
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Maps
Postcards
Guidebooks
Color slides
Place:
West Africa
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Gabon
Africa, Central
Africa
Lesotho
Kenya
Côte d'Ivoire
Ghana
Malawi
Madagascar
Libya
Liberia
Morocco
Mali
Mauritius
Africa, East
Zanzibar
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Senegal
Zambia
Sudan
South Africa
Sierra Leone
Uganda
Tunisia
Tanzania
Swaziland
Egypt
Cameroon
Rwanda
Burundi
Réunion
Nigeria
Ethiopia
Central African Republic
Date:
1949-1970
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1949-1970, contains approximately 2513 color 35mm slides depicting the people, environment and cultures of more than 30 African countries. Images include landscapes, agriculture and marketplace scenes. Countries represented include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burundi, Rwanda, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Cote d'Ivoire and Zambia. Also included in this collection are 117 postcards from West and Central Africa and approximately 17 maps of and 10 guide books for East and West Africa. A small amount of miscellaneous ephemera rounds out the collection.
Arrangement note:
Slides are arranged alphabetically by country. Arrangement reflects the original order established by the donor.
Biographical/Historical note:
William Adams Hance (1916-2008) was a professor emeritus of economic geography at Columbia University. In the early 1950s, Hance was part of a team of academicians sent by the Carnegie Corporation to Africa, with the intention that they would return and contribute to the education of Americans about the African continent. He taught courses on Africa until his retirement. In 1956, Hance was a founding member of the African Studies Association and he went on to serve on its board as Executive Secretary and President. Hance's publications include six books on Africa, as well as numerous articles. In 1967 he was named Honorary Fellow of the American Geographical Society, and was honored by the Nigerian Society of Geographers for "distinguished contributions to the science of geography in 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:
Natural landscapes  Search this
Markets  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Maps
Guidebooks
Color slides
Citation:
William Hance Collection, EEPA 2008-008, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2008-008
See more items in:
William Hance collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2008-008