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Field recordings of African Coast rhythms : tribal and folk music of West Africa

Recorder:
Alberts, Arthur S., 1910-1986  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Côte d'Ivoire  Search this
Baule (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Bambara (African people)  Search this
Mossi (African people)  Search this
Kissi (African people)  Search this
Loma (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Ghana
Accra (Ghana)
Burkina Faso
Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso)
Mali
Bamako (Mali)
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Guinea
Kissidougou (Guinea : Region)
Liberia
Date:
196x
Contents:
Baouler Bush "Calamity song" --Baouler Bush "Celebration song" --Barrel drums and gong-gong --Prince's dance --Gold Coast talking drums --Anansi --Battle song --Muezzin's song -- Mossi chant --Children's songs --Two pagan dances --Song to Allah --Bambara dance --Mossi Emperor's court music -- Kissi flute music -- Kahira --Doubajabija --Malinker love song -- Two Buzi (Loma) harp songs --Mano work song --Fanti jamboree.
Track Information:
101 Spirit Songs of the Baoule Bush / Rattle (Musical instrument),Gong,Square drum,Circle drum.

102 Celebration Song.

103 Gold Coast Drums - Barrel Drums and Gong-Gong / Gong.

104 Prince's Dance.

105 Gold Coast Talking Drums.

106 Anansi / Twi language.

107 Battle Song: Moslem Songs of the Gold Coast Northern Territory.

108 Muezzin's Song: Moslem Songs of the Gold Coast Northern Territory.

109 Mossi Chant: Moslem Songs of the Gold Coast Northern Territory.

110 Gold Coast Children's Folk and War Songs and Mano Fish Song.

111 Pagan Dance / Balafon.

201 Songs to Allah and Bambara Dance / Balafon.

202 Mossi Emporer's Court Music "In Praise of the Moro Naba" and Imperial Drums / Violin,Hourglass drum.

203 Kissi Flute Music "Welcome to the White Chief" and Ancient Kissi Dance / Flute.

204 Soudanese Wandering Minstrels "Kahira" / Kora,Guitar.

205 Soudanese Minstrels - "Doubajabija" / Kora.

206 Malinke Love Song / Banjo.

207 Buzi (Loma) Harp Songs "Woman Refuse the Ring" and Buzi Dance / Lyre.

108 Mano Work Song.

209 Fanti Jamboree / Square drum.

112 Pagan Dance / Balafon.

208 Mano Work Song.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-2350

Riverside.4001
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Riverside 196x
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Liberia, Kissidougou (Guinea : Region), Guinea, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Bamako (Mali), Mali, Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso), Burkina Faso, Accra (Ghana), Ghana.
General:
"Portions of this LP are from the 78 rpm, 3-album set, "Tribal, Folk and Cafer Music of West Africa." Program notes on container. Performer(s): Performances are by various native musicians. Production notes: Recorded in West Africa 1949 by Arthur S. and Lois Alberts.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
World music anthologies  Search this
Rattle (Musical instrument)  Search this
Gong  Search this
Square drum  Search this
Circle drum  Search this
Balos  Search this
Violin  Search this
Hourglass drum  Search this
Flute  Search this
Kora (Musical instrument)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Lyre  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-2350
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5c3e1bc61-b2dc-4b13-9d97-26fbca13f6f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref17252

Ashanti Folk Tales from Ghana

Artist:
Courlander, Harold, 1908-1996  Search this
Producer:
Courlander, Harold, 1908-1996  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Ghanaians  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Ghana
Contents:
All stories are Anansi's/How Anansi got them --Anansi, the oldest of animals/How Anansi proved it --Nyame's well/Why the frog has no tail --Two feasts for Anansi/Why Anansi is very thin in the middle --Anansi plays dead/Why Anansi hides in dark corners --The porcupine's hoe/Why there are many hoes in Ashanti.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-0933
General:
Folkways 7710

w/fragment of letter CDR copy Harold Courlander reads excerpts from his The hat-shaking dance and other tales from the Gold Coast.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Storytelling -- Ghana  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-0933
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / Commercial / Folkways Recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk521da74b8-ca3b-41d7-be22-2d9a40a3c76d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19431

Melville Herskovits films

Creator:
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963  Search this
Names:
Herskovitz, Frances S. (Frances Shapiro), 1897-1972  Search this
Kahn, Morton C. (Morton Charles), 1896-1959  Search this
Steiner, Ralph, 1899-1986  Search this
Extent:
5 Film reels (black-and-white silent)
0.25 Linear feet
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Saramacca (Surinamese people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
Africa, West
Caribbean Area
South America
North America
Benin
Nigeria
Ghana
Haiti
Surinam
Georgia
Date:
1928-1934
Scope and Contents:
Edited footage shot in West Africa (1931), Haiti (1934) and Georgia (U.S. ca. 1930) for/by Melville Herskovits.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
These films and related papers were transferred to the National Anthropological Film Center by the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University in 1977.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Music  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Melville Herskovits films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1977.01
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Melville Herskovits films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc975e9eb26-613b-44df-806b-c7fb136d8a60
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1977-01

The Northern factor in Ashanti history

Author:
Wilks, Ivor  Search this
Physical description:
46 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
Call number:
DT507 .W5X
DT507.W5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_14168

Part of gold weighing kit: Balance for weighing gold dust

Donor Name:
A W. Cameron  Search this
Culture:
Ashanti  Search this
Akan  Search this
Object Type:
Balance
Place:
Ghana, Africa
Accession Date:
17 Jun 1963
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
249216
USNM Number:
E401387-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35cf42e38-3ef3-443b-b956-1a98cf526847
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8430379
Online Media:

Face Mask, Wooden

Donor Name:
Charles C. Roberts  Search this
Culture:
Ashanti  Search this
Object Type:
Mask
Place:
East, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
21 Jun 1930
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
110352
USNM Number:
E349048-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a856e9a3-fbc4-4f1e-a5cf-5621922b3530
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8402961
Online Media:

Verbal elements in West African art

Author:
McLeod, M. D (Malcolm D.)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1976
Topic:
Art, Ashanti  Search this
Akua'ba  Search this
Asante symbolism  Search this
Proverbs, Ashanti  Search this
Asante linguist staffs (Walking sticks)  Search this
Call number:
N7398 .A84 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523525

War Drums Ashanti

Creator:
Methodist Book Depot Ltd. (Ghana)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., monochrome, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
Four young male drummers. Text on frontside reads:"War Drums, Ashanti."
Item number on recto: "N⁰ 10."
Printed text on verso reads: "Copyright of Methodist Book Depots, Cape Coase, Gold Coast; This is a real photograph; Printed in Great Britain."
Stamp box reads: "H."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-19-03
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:
Music -- Africa  Search this
Musicians -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography -- 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 GH 1985-140313
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b6a4eb84-49ac-49b7-bddb-a5e3522d3b5e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4556

Carving an Ashanti Stool

Creator:
C. B. C. (Accra)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 16 x 11 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1976]
Scope and Contents:
A man carving a wooden stool. Text on verso reads: "Carving An Ashanti Stool." and "C.B.C. Box 3285, Accra - Ghana."
Items EEPA GH-04-02 and EEPA GH-04-03 are duplicate postcards.
Message, address, and postmarked postage stamp on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-04-02
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:
Artists -- Africa  Search this
Wood working  Search this
Stools  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  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 GH 1985-140319.01
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo78c45e309-2b09-4864-a88b-49876b7d51e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4558

Sword Bearers Ashanti

Creator:
Methodist Book Depot Ltd. (Ghana)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., monochrome, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of a group of four Ashanti men bearing swords on the West Coast of Africa. Printed in Great Britain. Original caption reads, "Sword Bearers, Ashinti." Original Text on reverse reads: "This is the time for everyone to stand together, and hold firm! - The Prime Minister."
Item number on recto: "N⁰ 59."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Copyright of Methodist Book Depots, Cape Coase, Gold Coast; This is a real photograph; Printed in Great Britain."
Stamp box reads: "1d. Stamp if with only sender's name and address and 5 words conventional greeting; G."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-20-05
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1995-1-44. Additional accession number on verso: EEPA 1985-140307.
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 GH 1995-001-0044
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo71bb67f76-4aa2-43f3-b035-4de74d39fceb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4570

The Ashantis on the Palaver ground the worship of Abriwah (fetish) 20th Aug., 1908

Photographer:
Vitta, J. (Tarkwa, Ghana)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1912]
Scope and Contents:
A large gathering of people. Text on frontside reads: "The Ashantis on the Palaver ground[,] the worship of Abriwah (fetish), 20th Aug. 1908." Text on verso reads: "Photographed and published by J. Vitta, Tarquah,West Africa." Stamp and two postmarks on verso. Postmarks dated April 6, 1912. Handwritten address and message dated "4/4/12" on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-23-03
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1995-1-49. Additional accession number on verso: EEPA 1985-140318.
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:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 GH 1995-001-0049
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70a6ce0bc-acc5-40c3-91d1-c0ed7dd4eaf6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4571

Carving an Ashanti Stool

Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 16 x 11 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1970]
Scope and Contents:
A man carving a wooden stool. Text on verso reads: "Carving An Ashanti Stool." and "C.B.C. Box 3285, Accra - Ghana."
Items EEPA GH-04-02 and EEPA GH-04-03 are duplicate postcards.
Stamp box reads: "A. C. P. 004."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-04-03
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1995-8-6. Additional accession number on verso: EEPA 1985-140319.02.
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:
Artists -- Africa  Search this
Wood working  Search this
Stools  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 GH 1995-008-0006
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo74d3e0ce1-cba6-415c-99cf-9a5cb979c00f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4572

Ashantee Village The Natives Playing Games

Creator:
Coltman, Pierre ((Paris))  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
An artist's depiction of people engaged in playing a game and other activities. Caption on recto reads: "Ashantee Village - The Natives Playing Games." Additional text on recto reads: "Phototypie Pierre Coltman, Paris."
Stamp and postmark on verso. Handwritten address on verso. Handwritten message on frontside.
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-21-01
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1995-13-111. Additional accession number on verso: EEPA 1985-140323.
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:
Recreation -- Africa  Search this
Households -- Africa  Search this
Domestic scenes  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 GH 1995-013-0111
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo76ddfcb38-5321-4ea9-a889-24a8ef5a9089
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4575

T.B. Freeman and the King of Ashanti

Creator:
Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society  Search this
Freeman, Thomas Birch, 1809-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (rotogravure., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Illustrations
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard illustration of a Thomas B. Freeman before the Court of the King of Ashanti in 1839. Accompanying text on reverse reads: "'In January, 1839, Freeman made a journey to Kumassi...After a tedious march...he reached his goal and was received by the king in barbaric state. The Court, on rising, defiled past its guest in a procession lasting a full hour-and-a-half. For some days the visitor was confined to his apartments, as his Majesty 'was aware that Europeans did not like to see human sacrifices'! All day long the muffled death-drums beat, and Freeman watched from the courtyard of his lodging the vultures wheeling over the city of blood.'"
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Published by Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, 24, Bishopsgate, E.C.; Postcard Series 'R' (6 designs) Printed in Great Britain."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-15-03
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1995-23-10. Additional accession number on verso: EEPA 1985-140310.
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
Ashanti (Kingdom)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrations
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 GH 1995-023-0010
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo788345ae7-0e05-4cfa-ac9a-3f78a686a751
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4578

Assembly of Ashanti Chiefs

Creator:
Methodist Book Depot Ltd. (Ghana)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Assembly of Ashanti Chiefs."
Item number on recto: "N⁰89."
Printed text on verso reads: "'Let us all strive without failling in faith or in duty.' - The Prime Minister."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Copyright of Methodist Book Depots, Cape Coast, Gold Coast; This is a real photograph; Printed in Great Britain."
Stamp box reads: "1d. Stamp if with only sender's name and address and 5 words conventional greeting; G."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-15-07
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:
Leaders  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Ashanti (Kingdom)  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 GH 1997-024-0004
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo77ef142dc-02e6-43db-919b-84b41346c41b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4583

Ashantee village a corner of the kitchen

Creator:
Coltman, Pierre ((Paris))  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype, b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Ashantee Village - A corner of the kitchen."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Phototypie Pierre Coltman. Paris."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-12-03
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
Cultural landscapes  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 GH 2010-025-0028
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7ad356247-92a5-4dcc-9a4e-da09d36006f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4619

Ashanti Royal Carried

Creator:
Film Base (Accra)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Ashanti Royal Carried."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Film Base, Box 4246, Accra."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-15-10
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:
Leaders  Search this
Children -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Ashanti (Kingdom)  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 GH 2013-001-0046
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo773088fb8-9a03-4d0a-b8c9-3e5adcc9e01e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4628

Historic Engravings collection

Extent:
154 Items (29 folders, engravings, 21 1/2 x 16 in. (54.6 x 40.6 cm.) or smaller)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Africans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Engravings
Newspapers
Place:
Zanzibar
Nigeria
Dahomey
Africa
Tanganyika, Lake
Senegal -- Social life and customs
Benin (Kingdom)
Africa -- Maps
Africa -- Colonization
Africa -- Discovery and exploration
Zambezi River
Date:
1747-circa 1905
Summary:
The Historic Engravings collection is comprised of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905. The engravings depict subject matter related to Africa and Africans.
Scope and Contents:
The Historic Engravings collection consists of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905, with the bulk created in the second half of the nineteenth century. Many of the engravings were completed for publication in leading nineteenth-century newspapers, including the Illustrated London News and Harper's Weekly.

Numerous engravings depict scenes from expeditions, including the Dr. Livingstone (Central and South Africa), Baker (Central Africa), and Stanley expeditions. Topics illustrated include agriculture, ceremonies, city and town views, ships, animals, battles, domestic scenes, diamond mines, and fashions. Represented peoples include the Khoikoi, Abyssinian, Ashanti, Griquas, Khoikoi, Ndebele, and Zulu. Finally, the engravings depict such wide-ranging locations as Abyssinia, Annesley Bay, Chupanga, Dahomey, Gondokoro, Hadoda Pass, Hamhamo Spring, Keiskamma Gorge, Mount Kilimanjaro, Kongone River, Lake Tanganyika, Limpopo River, Matabili [now Zimbabwe], Morocco, Nigeria, the Red Sea, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tekonda Pass, Ujiji, Umizimkulu Waterfall, Zambesi Delta, and Zanzibar, among others.
Arrangement:
Series one and two are arranged by publisher name and filed chronologically thereafter. Series 3 is arranged alphabetically by expedition leader name, and series 4 is organized by accession number.

Series 1: Illustrated London News, 1851-1901 (51 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 9 folders)

Series 2: Harper's Weekly, 1867-1905 (19 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 4 folders)

Series 3: Expedition Leaders, Bankes to Smith, circa 1800s-circa 1904 (51 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 11 folders)

Series 4: Other/Unidentified, 1747-circa 1905 (33 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 5 folders)
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Africa -- Ethnology  Search this
Slave trade -- Africa -- History  Search this
Explorers -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Engravings
Newspapers
Citation:
Historic Engravings Collection, EEPA 2010-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2010-003
See more items in:
Historic Engravings collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo718c7ae9d-e212-499f-ba6f-edc43ac6463f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2010-003
Online Media:

Workshop for Children: African Culture

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Music
Dance
Place:
Africa
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970
Scope and Contents:
Man leads children in a discussion about cities in West Africa and African culture, including African dance and African drumming. Children participate in a dance and singing lessons. Man also explains how the African talking drum is constructed and how the Yoruba language was reproduced using the talking drum, and shows an example of the Kente cloth of the Ashanti in Ghana. African drumming in the background throughout recording.
Workshop, including music and dance. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Transcribed from physical asset: Percir Borde. Undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003488-2
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Talking drum  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Dance
Citation:
Workshop for Children: African Culture, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003488-1
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Series ACMA 09-007.7: ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7a887ff40-8980-4bff-88f8-8d3b6c278dc4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref1574

Comparing religions, a limitative approach : an analysis of Akan, Para-Creole, and IFO-Sananda rites and prayers / J.G. Platvoet

Author:
Platvoet, J. G (Johannes Gerhardus) 1935-  Search this
Subject:
IFO-Sananda (Religious group)  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 350 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Suriname
Para
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Black people--Religion  Search this
Religion  Search this
African influences  Search this
Call number:
BL2480.A4P55 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_271924

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