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George L. Waite "Desert Sheiks" lantern slides

Creator:
Waite, George L.  Search this
Names:
Logan Museum of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
47 lantern slides
Culture:
Algerians  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
Algeria
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of 47 lantern slides, some hand‐colored, that appear to have been made to illustrate a talk by Waite entitled, "Desert Sheiks." Images show Algerian nomadic people, their camps, and activities including animal husbandry, Algerian towns and villages, and views of the Algerian countryside. There are also several images of the Beloit College expedition camp and participants, including one photograph of George Waite taping up film cans.
Biographical/Historical note:
George L. Waite was a photographer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the spring of 1930, when he was about 60 years old, Waite volunteered as photographer for the sixth Beloit College Logan Museum of Anthropology Algerian expedition, led by Alonzo W. Pond. His primary role was to provide photographic and cinematic documentation of the excavation activities and daily lives of the 20 expedition members.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2010-12
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Films relating to the 1930 expedition and George L. Waite's role and photographer are held in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 82.5.1, HSFA 82.5.2-1, HSFA 82.5.2-2, and HSFA 82.5.8.
The Beloit College Archives holds additional photographs of the expedition.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2010-12, George L. Waite "Desert Sheiks" lantern slides, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2010-12
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2010-12
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Amina Dickerson photographs

Photographer:
Dickerson, Amina  Search this
Extent:
55 negatives (photographic) (+ contact prints, black & white)
238 slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Container:
Item 55
Volume 1
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Place:
Senegal
Niger
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1982
Summary:
Photographs taken by Amina Dickerson in 1982 during her travels in Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. Images are mostly of the Hausa, Yoruba and Tuareg peoples.
Arrangement note:
Images indexed by negative number.
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.
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1982-001
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1982-001

Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
6567 slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Container:
Item EEPA.2005-002
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Nigerians  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Nuba  Search this
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Turkana  Search this
Pokot  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Documents
Color slides
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Lagos (Nigeria)
Date:
1961-circa 2005
Summary:
The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.
Scope and Contents note:
This 6,567 slide collection documents Houlberg's studies in Southwestern Nigeria spanning from 1961 to circa 2005. The collection primarily includes photos of people, including the Ogboni, Pokot, Yoruba, Turkana and Igbo, shrines, festivals and rituals, art objects, and artists. A particular strength of the collection are photos of Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg mostly photographed in Ilishan, Ikenne, Ilara, Shagamu, Lagos, Ijebu-Ode, and Egbe.

Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art, wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Several Yoruba art forms, including photography, scarification tattoos, and textiles (both cloth and dress), are represented in the collection. Additionally, there are numerous slides of Yoruba hairstyles, many of which she published in her article, Social Hair: Tradition and Change in Yoruba Hairstyles in Southwestern Nigeria.

Yoruba ritual specialists, such as Ife-olu Solaru, Olufunke, and Yesufu Ejigboye, appear frequently throughout the collection. Houlberg documented her many stays with these individuals over the years.

There is also one binder of manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles.
Arrangement note:
The collection is organized into 29 series according to subject. The series descriptions correspond with particular subjects used in Houlberg's teaching and lectures. All slides were kept in the order in which they were donated.

Series 1: African Hairstyles, circa 1973-1994 (Binder 1; 212 slides)

Series 2: Egungun Festival, 1961-circa 1988 (Binder 1; 362 slides)

Series 3: Gelede, circa 1969-circa 1989 (Binder 2; 301 slides)

Series 4: Ibeji Twins, circa 1969-circa 1990 (Binders 2-3; 854 slides)

Series 5: Ogboni Art Objects and Shrines, circa 1969-circa 1982 (Binder 4; 92 slides)

Series 6: Art Objects Depicting Ogun, circa 1969-circa 1983 (Binder 4; 56 slides)

Series 7: Olojufoforo Art and Festivities, circa 1968-circa 1975 (Binder 4; 21 slides)

Series 8: Yoruba People, Architecture, and Art, circa 1969-circa 1985 (Binder 4; 260 slides)

Series 9: Carving, Art Objects and Artists, and Scenes of Daily Life, circa 1973-circa 1988 (Binder 4; 201 slides)

Series 10: Yoruba Art, circa 1971-circa 1983 (Binder 5; 49 slides)

Series 11: Yoruba Textiles, circa 1973-circa 1983 (Binder 5; 84 slides)

Series 12: Yoruba, Miscellaneous, circa 1967-circa 1989 (Binder 5; 251 slides)

Series 13: African Art, Textiles People, and Dwellings, circa 1963-circa 1983 (Binder 6; 58 slides)

Series 14: Ibo Mbari and Igbo Peoples and Artwork, circa 1967-circa 1985 (Binder 6; 212 slides)

Series 15: Art and Ceremonies, circa 1967-circa 1991 (Binder 6; 493 slides)

Series 16: Body Arts, Nuba People (Sudan) and Fulani and Bororo People (Niger), circa 1973-circa 1979 (Binder 7; 64 slides)

Series 17: People, Scenic Views and Animals of Kenya, Sudan, Angola, and Ghana, circa 1972-circa 1985 (Binder 7; 168 slides)

Series 18: Peoples and Arts of Ghana, Mali, and the Ivory Coast, circa 1966-circa 1992 (Binder 7; 406 slides)

Series 19: Published Maps and Photos, circa 1968-circa 1985 (Binder 8; 70 slides)

Series 20: Nigerian Masks and Art Objects, circa 1967-circa 1978 (Binder 8; 396 slides)

Series 21: Yoruba Festivals, People, and Art in Nigeria, circa 1967-circa 1988 (Binders 8-9; 128 slides)

Series 22: Yoruba Photography and Textiles, circa 1975-circa 1983 (Binder 9; 54 slides)

Series 23: Ife-Olu, Ilishan, circa 1980-circa 1988 (Binder 9; 87 slides)

Series 24: Yoruba Festivals, People, Hairstyles, Ibeji Objects, Eshu Figures, and Oya and Orishala Priests, Priestesses, and Shrines, circa 1966-circa 1988 (Binder 9; 168 slides)

Series 25: Shango, circa 1970-circa 1983 (Binder 10, 162 slides)

Series 26: Ara Festival, 1975 (Binder 10; 174 slides)

Series 27: Ceremonies and Festivals, Portraits, Art and Ceremonial Objects, Domestic and Market Scenes, circa 1969-circa 2005 (Binders 10-11; 759 slides)

Series 28: Yoruba Art Objects, and Domestic, Work, and Festival Scenes, circa 1971-circa 1983 (Binder 11; 104 slides)

Series 29: Manuscript and Printed Materials, 1973-circa 2005 (Binder 12)
Biographical/Historical note:
Artist, anthropologist, and art historian Dr. Marilyn Hammersley Houlberg was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1939. Houlberg received an Associate of Arts degree from Wright Junior College (1959) and a BFA from the University of Chicago (1963). After graduating, she traveled to North Africa and explored Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. In 1964, Houlberg researched Haitian art, religion, and indigenous photography in Haiti and in 1965 was awarded a scholarship for graduate study from the University of Chicago. There she completed her MAT in Art History in 1967. Following graduation, Houlberg worked at the Nigerian Museum in Lagos, where she documented Yoruba sculpture, masquerades, religion, body art, and indigenous photography.

She began her teaching career at the University of Chicago as a lecturer on African art and African civilization, working there from 1971 to 1973. At the University of London, Houlberg earned a Masters in Anthropology, producing the thesis Yoruba Twin Sculpture and Ritual (1973). She also extensively photographed her travels abroad in Yorubaland. Between 1974 and 1990, Houlberg taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, Kalamazoo College, and Northwestern University. From 1974 to 2008 she continued teaching at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, lecturing on Yoruba art and ritual in West Africa and the New World, and the art and ritual of Vodou in Haiti.

Houlberg has lectured worldwide at numerous museums and symposiums since 1972, including in Lagos, Nigeria; Jacmel, Haiti; Toronto, Canada; Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; and Cologne, Germany. Her essays have been published in several issues of African Arts. Some of Houlberg's significant publications include Arts of the Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou, in Sacred Waters: Arts for Mami Wata and Other Divinities in Africa and the Diaspora (2008) and Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou: Lasiren, Queen of Mermaids, in Mami-Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and the African-Atlantic World (2008). The exhibition Mami-Wata at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (2009) featured her photographs.
Provenance:
Marilyn Houlberg, 733 West 18th St., Chicago, IL 60616, Donation, 20050320, 2005-0002
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:
Shrines  Search this
Masks  Search this
Domestic scenes  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Ethnology -- Nigeria  Search this
Gelede (Yoruba rite)  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Artists  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Ere ibeji  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographic prints
Photographs
Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002
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Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2005-002

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

Beverly B. Mack photographic collection

Photographer:
Mack, Beverly B. (Beverly Blow), 1952-  Search this
Names:
Gidan Rumfa (Kano, Nigeria)  Search this
Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
664 digital images (JPEG.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Fula (African people)  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
JPEG
Digital images
Place:
Morocco
Africa
Niger
Ghana
Kano (Nigeria)
Nigeria
Date:
2002, 2005
Summary:
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.
Biographical/Historical note:
Beverly Mack is a Professor of African Studies in the Department of African and African American Studies and a Courtesy Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas. Professor Mack holds Ph.D. and Master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her Ph.D. and M.A. are in African literature, with doctoral minors in African history and comparative literature. She has conducted extended field research in Kano, Nigeria, and Fes, Morocco, with shorter research periods in Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Guinea-Conakry, and published extensively on African literature and Muslim women's lives in West Africa.
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:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Harems  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Islam -- Customs and practices  Search this
Domestics  Search this
Palaces -- Nigeria  Search this
Ramadan  Search this
Cemeteries  Search this
Architecture -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Royal households  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Singers  Search this
Genre/Form:
JPEG
Digital images
Citation:
Beverly Mack Photographic Collection, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2006-007
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2006-007

Enid Schildkrout and John A. Van Couvering Collection

Photographer:
Schildkrout, Enid  Search this
Van Couvering, John A.  Search this
Extent:
5320 slides (photographs) (35 mm)
120 slides (photographs) (120 mm)
1407 negatives (photographic) (35 mm)
91 negatives (photographic) (120 mm)
3 negatives (photographic) (5 x 7 inches)
10 negatives (photographic) (4 x 5 inches)
2 negatives (photographic) (8 x 10 inches)
136 Photographic prints (8 x 10 inches or smaller)
4 contact sheets
1 usb flash drive (64 GB)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Lobi (African people)  Search this
Mossi (African people)  Search this
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Wolof (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Usb flash drive
Place:
Ivory Coast
Namibia
Central African Republic
Mali
Senegal
Date:
1964-2010
Summary:
This collection documents the Asante, Baka, Baule, Berber, Dogomba, Dogon, Fulani, Gurunsi, Gonja, Hausa, Lobi, Mamprusi, Mossi, Senufo, Serer, Tsonga, Tuareg, Wolof, and Yoruba peoples; architecture, animals, artwork, celebrations, ceremonies, landscapes, masquerades, markets, mosques, portraits, shrines, and street scenes in Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Morocco, Republic of Benin, Central African Republic, Namibia, and Senegal.
Scope and Contents:
This collection was created during field work by Enid Schildkrout and John A. Van Couvering in several countries, including Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Morocco, Republic of Benin, Central African Republic, Namibia, and Senegal. Peoples depicted include the Asante, Baka, Baule, Berber, Dogomba, Dogon, Fulani, Gurunsi, Gonja, Hausa, Lobi, Mamprusi, Mossi, Senufo, Serer, Tsonga, Tuareg, Wolof, and Yoruba peoples. Many of the images depict architecture, animals, artwork, celebrations, ceremonies, landscapes, masquerades, markets, mosques, portraits, shrines, and street scenes.
Biographical / Historical:
Enid Schildkrout is an American anthropologist, professor, and Curator Emerita of African Ethnology, Division of Anthropology, at the American Museum of Natural History. She earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College (1963), and a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University (1965, 1967, 1970). Schildkrout performed field research in numerous countries including Ghana and Burkina Faso (1960s); Kano, Nigeria (late 1970s and early 1980s); and in Mali, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Namibia. She has worked extensively with museum collections and conducted an in-depth study of the history of the art of the Mangbetu people (Democratic Republic of Congo). Among the exhibitions that Schildkrout has curated are: African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire; Body Art: Marks of Identity; Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria; and Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art. She has lectured and taught classes at Columbia University, Yale University, McGill University, and the University of Illinois, among others. She has published articles in African Arts and authored numerous books.

John A. Van Couvering is a professor, editor and geologist. He earned his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Cambridge (1973) and specializes in the principles and practices in stratigraphic geology; age and environments of Cenozoic mammal faunas of Africa and southern Eurasia; and the Neogene time scale and chronostratigraphic boundaries. He spent five years doing fieldwork with Louis Leakey in East Africa and served as Micropaleontology Press's editor-in-chief from 1978 to its dissolution in 2004. He currently serves on international and national working groups concerned with the stratigraphic code, and participates in regional studies of such problems as the Messinian desiccation event and the beginning of the Pleistocene. He has published in the Journal of Human Evolution and the Journal of Geological Society and co-authored and edited numerous books.
Provenance:
Donated by Enid Schildkrout and John A. Van Couvering, 2018.
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:
Ghana  Search this
Republic of Benin -- Photographs  Search this
Nigeria  Search this
Morocco  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Citation:
Enid Schildkrout and John A. Van Couvering Collection, EEPA 2018-005, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2018-005
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2018-005

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

Portrait photography

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Tuareg man from Niger. West Africa.
Local Numbers:
22

0 TRG AB 82
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
See more items in:
Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref552

Rites and Ceremonies

Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher  Search this
Collection Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Date:
1980
Scope and Contents:
Men's society devil. Kalangba, Sept. 30, 1980. Pictures taken at the 1980 Peace Corps Agricultural Training Program held at Kalangba (A Loko chiefdom capital about 15 miles north of Makeni on the Kamakwie road). The date on the slide is JAN 81.
Local Numbers:
SL-35-24

E 2 SIL 35.24 CDC 80
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Agriculture  Search this
Ritual and celebration -- Photographs  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-028, Item EEPA.1993-028-1926
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Christopher DeCorse photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-028-ref2432

Tuareg Man and Woman Mali

Photographer:
Pelletier, Sujatha  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Pelletier, Sujatha  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1995
Scope and Contents:
A Tuareg man and woman wearing Bamana clothing in a home in Sikasso, Mali, May of 1995. Photographed by Sujatha Pellitier.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Copyright: Sujatha Pelletier, 1995.
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Sujatha Pelletier photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-003-ref569

Decorative Box, Mali

Photographer:
Pelletier, Sujatha  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Pelletier, Sujatha  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1995
Scope and Contents:
A Tuareg woman hammering a green leather box with stamped designs, Sikasso, Mali, May of 1995. Photographed by Sujatha Pellitier.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Copyright: Sujatha Pelletier, 1995.
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Sujatha Pelletier photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-003-ref570

Algeria The Captain Angus Buchanan Sahara Expedition: The Sultan of Ahaggar and his chiefs

Creator:
Buchanan, Angus, Capt., 1886-1954.  Search this
Photographer:
Glover, T. A.  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 8.5 x 13.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Algeria
Sahara
Date:
ca. 1923
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "The Sultan of Ahagar and his chiefs. Famous men of the veiled people in the heart of the Sahara."
Items EEPA AE-15-04, EEPA AE-49-04 and EEPA NG-15-01 are duplicate postcards.
Local Numbers:
EEPA AE-49-03
General:
Title source: Abbreviated 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:
Expeditions  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 AE 2010-001-0184
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 2: Algeria (AE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1239

Algeria The Captain Angus Buchanan Sahara Expedition: A Tuareg girl of Aïr

Creator:
Buchanan, Angus, Capt., 1886-1954.  Search this
Photographer:
Glover, T. A.  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 13.5 x 8.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Algeria
Sahara
Date:
ca. 1923
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "A Tuareg girl of Aïr ~ (A child of the mysterious veiled people of the Sahara)."
Items EEPA AE-49-04 and EEPA NG-20-02 are duplicate postcards.
Local Numbers:
EEPA AE-49-04
General:
Title source: Abbreviated 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:
Expeditions  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 AE 2010-001-0190
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 2: Algeria (AE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1244

Algeria The Captain Angus Buchanan Sahara Expedition: The Sultan of Ahaggar and his chiefs

Creator:
Buchanan, Angus, Capt., 1886-1954.  Search this
Photographer:
Glover, T. A.  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 8.5 x 13.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Algeria
Sahara
Date:
ca. 1923
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "The Sultan of Ahagar and his chiefs. Famous men of the veiled people in the heart of the Sahara."
Items EEPA AE-15-04, EEPA AE-49-04 and EEPA NG-15-01 are duplicate postcards.
Local Numbers:
EEPA AE-15-04
General:
Title source: Abbreviated 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:
Leaders  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Expeditions  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 AE 2013-001-0052
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 2: Algeria (AE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1248

Algeria Touareg

Creator:
S.P.G.A.  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., monochrome, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Algeria
Date:
ca. 1930
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Touareg."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "L'ALGÉRIE; Terre accueillante, aux sites inoubliables, au climat idéal, vous convie aux fêtes de son Centenaire en 1930." Translated text reads: "ALGERIA- Welcoming land, unforgettable landscapes, ideal climate, invites you to the commemoration of its 100th birthday in 1930."
Publisher's logo on verso: "S.P.G.A."
Local Numbers:
EEPA AE-20-79
General:
Title source: Abbreviated 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 AE 2013-001-0329
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 2: Algeria (AE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1266

Libia Una negra dell'oasi di Tauorga

Creator:
Alterocca (Terni)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14.5 x 8.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Libya
Date:
circa 1940
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Libia. Una negra dell'oasi di Tauorga."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "132083; Alterocca-Terni XVI."
Manuscript and postmarked postage stamp on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA LY-20-12
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 LY 2011-014-0238
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 25: Libya (LY)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5469

Libia, Visioni dell'Interno Derg, Campo di Tuaregh

Creator:
Ente Turistico Alberghiero della Libia  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 10.5 x 15 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Libya
Libya, -- Nālūt province, -- Dirj
Date:
[ca. 1930]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Serie G: Libia - Visioni dell'Interno; 9. Derg - Campo di Tuaregh."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Foto E.T.A.L. - Riprod. vietata; A. XV E.F. S.A. Crimella- Milano VI-5." Logo on verso: "Ente Turistico Alberghiero della Libia."
Local Numbers:
EEPA LY-14-01
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:
Landscapes -- natural  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Goats  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 LY 2013-001-0314
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 25: Libya (LY)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5488

Chez le Tuaraeg

Photographer:
Klemm, Helga  Search this
Creator:
Librairie Populaire du Mali (Bamako)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 10.5 x 15 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
circa 1978
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Chez le Tuaraeg."
Translated caption reads: "Among the Tuareg."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Photo - Helga Klemm / Editions Librairie Populaires de Mali - B.P. - 28 - Bamako."
Dated manuscript message, address, and postmarked postage stamps on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-12-02
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:
Households -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Camels  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 ML 2012-001-1596
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6010

Republic du Niger... Jeune fille Targui

Photographer:
Ascani, Maurice  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
[ca. 1990]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Republic du Niger...; 79 - Jeune fille Targui."
Translated caption reads: "Republic of Niger...; 79 - Tuareg[?] girl."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "© Edition Maurice Ascanii; BP 12012 - Niamey - Niger."
Photographer's signature printed on recto image: "Maurice Ascani."
Manuscript message, address, and postmarked postage stamps on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA NG-20-11
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Former accession number format on verso: A1995-26-39.
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
Girls  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 NG 1995-026-0039
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 33: Niger (NG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6862

Republique du Niger Targui

Creator:
Bertrand, J. M.  Search this
Mexichrome  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
[ca. 1980]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Republique du Niger; Targui."
Translated caption reads: "Republic of Niger; Tuareg."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Librarie Mauclert - BP 868 - Niamey; Cliché J.-M. Bertrand; Mexichrome; Printed in France." Item number on verso: "6311." Publisher's logo on recto: "IRIS."
Manuscript message, address, and postmarked postage stamp on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA NG-20-20
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
Men -- 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 NG 2010-001-0167
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 33: Niger (NG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6874

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