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Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
6567 Slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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.
Occupation:
Weavers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Shrines  Search this
Masks  Search this
Domestic scenes  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
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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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2005-002

The Danubi ancestral shrine / by Phillips Stevens

Author:
Stevens, Phillips  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Adamawa Province
Date:
1976
Topic:
Chamba shrines  Search this
Chamba sacred groves  Search this
History  Search this
Chamba oral tradition  Search this
Sculpture, Mumuye  Search this
Bachama oral tradition  Search this
Bata oral tradition  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Sculpture, Chamba  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_598942

Envisioning Africa : from ethnographic types to picturesque views / Martha G. Anderson

Author:
Anderson, Martha G. 1948-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Green, J. A (Jonathan Adagogo) 1873-1905 Themes, motives  Search this
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Nigeria
Niger River Delta
Date:
2017
Topic:
Ethnographic photography  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Women  Search this
Landscape photography  Search this
Call number:
TR140.G727 A46 2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092763

The work of Z. R. Dmochowski : Nigerian traditional architecture / edited and introduced by J.C. Moughtin

Title:
Nigerian traditional architecture
Author:
Moughtin, Cliff  Search this
Dmochowski, Z. R (Zbigniew R.) 1906-1982  Search this
Subject:
Dmochowski, Z. R (Zbigniew R.) 1906-1982  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1988
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
Architecture--History--Study and teaching  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
NA1599.N5 W92 1988
NA1599.N5W92 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_353636

Brass Anklet

Donor Name:
Charles C. Roberts  Search this
Culture:
Hausa  Search this
Object Type:
Anklet
Place:
Nigeria, Africa
Accession Date:
20 Oct 1933
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
126102
USNM Number:
E368045-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/361da6173-99ea-47f7-8dfe-61187e5f2365
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8411511
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Brass Anklet

Donor Name:
Charles C. Roberts  Search this
Culture:
Hausa  Search this
Object Type:
Anklet
Place:
Nigeria, Africa
Accession Date:
20 Oct 1933
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
126102
USNM Number:
E368045-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30b9e8d0d-671a-469a-a1e7-937f27996d7a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8411512
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Three Throwing-Knives with Sheath

Donor Name:
Charles C. Roberts  Search this
Culture:
Hausa  Search this
Object Type:
Throwing Knife
Place:
Nigeria, Africa
Accession Date:
20 Oct 1933
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
126102
USNM Number:
E368038-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d6888681-b096-45ae-8c42-63a75c9f30a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8411501
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Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection

Producer:
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Malone, Adrian  Search this
Biniman Productions (Firm)  Search this
Creator:
Grant, Michael  Search this
Meech, Richard, 1954-  Search this
Host:
Maybury-Lewis, David, 1929-2007  Search this
Extent:
172 Sound cassettes
4.37 Linear feet
40 Film reels (silent color negative A and B rolls, 16mm)
1,336 Film reels (in 399 cans, silent color negative outtakes and trims, 16mm)
10 Film reels (silent color print, 16mm)
701 Sound tape reels (1/4 inch)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Film reels
Sound tape reels
Date:
1989-1992, undated
Summary:
The Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection consists of film materials and associated documentation for the editing process of the ten-episode ethnographic television series aired in 1992 and hosted by Harvard anthropologist David Maybury-Lewis. The collection consists of field sound, camera original film in the form of outtakes and trims, edited silent film (A and B rolls and prints), and technical paper documentation including field and lab reports.
Scope and Contents:
The Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection, 1989-1992, undated, comprises edited and unedited film, audio, and associated paper documentation. Footage in edited form includes A and B rolls and some resulting prints, while unedited film is in the form of trims and outtakes. Depending on the stage in the editing process, film is associated either with a general subject or with a specific edited title. Audio is largely 1/4-inch audio tapes of original field sound and translations. Associated paper documentation is largely technical and lab reports and does not exist consistently for subjects and episodes.

Of note is the large collection of trims and outtakes. As these rolls are camera original film, they are printed with "latent key numbers" along the edge of the film, or codes that advance sequentially through the roll. Each roll is associated with a unique range of latent key numbers, allowing researchers to trace camera original film through the editing process and narrow down filming order. Sequences removed from trims and outtakes for use in final episode cuts are also associated with these latent key number ranges. The National Anthropological Film Collection holds searchable lists of the collection's latent key numbers; contact the NAFC for more detail.
Arrangement:
The Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection is arranged in 3 series: Series 1. Edited film materials, circa 1992; Series 2. Unedited film materials, 1989-1991, undated; Series 3. Technical documentation, 1989-1991, undated.
Administrative History:
The television program Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World, hosted by Harvard anthropologist David Maybury-Lewis, was a television series aired in 1992 that interrogated universal human themes such as death, life, love, and spirituality in the lives of a wide range of indigenous peoples at the turn of the millennium. The program juxtaposed lives and customs in tribal societies with those of urban Canadians to underline the relevance of indigenous values.

Maybury-Lewis, at the time professor of anthropology and the curator of South American Ethnology in Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, worked extensively in Brazil and particularly with the Xavante. He was also co-founder of Cultural Survival, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of culture, land, and human rights of indigenous peoples.

Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World was created by Richard Meech and Michael Grant and written by Adrian Malone. The series was was co-produced by Biniman Productions Limited, Adrian Malone Productions Limited, BBC-TV and KCET Los Angeles, in association with the Global Television Network, and with the cooperation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, Rogers Telefund, and Telefilm Canada.

The Millennium film collection is a collection of footage that was eventually edited into episodes of the Public Broadcasting System television program Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World, hosted by Harvard anthropologist David Maybury-Lewis. The series interrogated universal human themes such as death, life, love, and spirituality in the lives of a wide range of indigenous peoples at the turn of the millennium, comparing lives and values in tribal societies to those of urban Canadians.

Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World was created by Richard Meech and Michael Grant and written by Adrian Malone. The series was was co-produced by Biniman Productions Limited, Adrian Malone Productions Limited, BBC-TV and KCET Los Angeles, in association with the Global Television Network, and with the cooperation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, Rogers Telefund, and Telefilm Canada.
Provenance:
The Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection was donated to the National Anthropological Film Collection (formerly the Human Studies Film Archives) by series co-producer and co-director Richard Meech in 2012.
Restrictions:
The Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Citation:
The Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
HSFA.2012.13
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
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ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2012-13

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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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

Partial Loom

Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Culture:
Mumuye  Search this
Object Type:
Loom
Place:
Tagalang, Nigeria, Africa
Accession Date:
6 Dec 1990
Collection Date:
1979
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ11029-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/307897c39-e248-4211-babd-ed6b395a385f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8491714

MS 2010-18 Phoebe Ottenberg research notes

Creator:
Ottenberg, Phoebe  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (linear inches. )
Culture:
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Research
Typescripts
Place:
Afikpo (Nigeria)
Date:
1952-1960
Scope and Contents:
Consists of the research notes of Dr. Phoebe Ottenberg Miller, relating to her field work among the Igbo in Afikpo, Nigeria, circa 1952-1960.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Phoebe Ottenberg received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University. She received an Area Research Fellowship from the Social Science Council in support of her work among the Afikpo Igbo in Nigeria. Ottenberg was also co-editor of the book Cultures and Societies of Africa (1960).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2010-18
Topic:
Women anthropologists  Search this
Ethnology -- Nigeria  Search this
Women -- Africa -- Social conditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Research
Typescripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2010-18, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS2010-18
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2010-18

Grass Cloth Pocket

Collector:
Carl Steckelmann  Search this
Donor Name:
Cincinnati Museum Association  Search this
Width:
18 cm
Length:
28 cm
Culture:
Not Given  Search this
Object Type:
Pocket
Place:
Republic of the Congo, Africa
Accession Date:
17 Jun 1891
Collection Date:
1885 to 1889
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
024469
USNM Number:
E152610-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/326e85694-3af6-4609-8629-e6e7c8f129a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8342045
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Witch Switch

Donor Name:
Cincinnati Museum Association  Search this
Length:
79 cm
Object Type:
Switch
Place:
Calabar River, Nigeria, Africa
Accession Date:
17 Jun 1891
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
024469
USNM Number:
E152632-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3fb5ca543-d70b-42ff-af5b-fec7da92e3f9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8342072
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The peoples of Southern Nigeria; a sketch of their history, ethnology and languages, with an abstract of the 1921 census, by P. Amaury Talbot ..

Author:
Talbot, Percy Amaury 1877-1945  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. illus., plates, ports., maps (part fold.) tables (part fold.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1926
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Census, 1921  Search this
History  Search this
Languages  Search this
Call number:
DT515.42 .T14
DT515.42.T14
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_129924

The peoples of Southern Nigeria; a sketch of their history, ethnology and languages, with an abstract of the 1921 census, by P. Amaury Talbot

Author:
Talbot, Percy Amaury 1877-1945  Search this
Physical description:
4 volumes illustrations, maps (some folded), plates, portraits 23 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 1921
Census data
History
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1969
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Language and languages  Search this
Nigeria  Search this
colonial history  Search this
history  Search this
1000-1999  Search this
History  Search this
Languages  Search this
Call number:
DT515.42 .T14 1969
DT515.42.T14 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_61811

Tribal studies in northern Nigeria / by C.K. Meek

Author:
Meek, C. K (Charles Kingsley) 1885-1965  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1931
Topic:
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnic Groups  Search this
Call number:
DT515.42.M49t
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_97012

Notes on the tribes, provinces, emirates and states of the northern provinces of Nigeria / compiled from official reports by O. Temple ; edited by C.L. Temple

Author:
Temple, O (Olive) 1880-1936  Search this
Editor:
Temple, C. L (Charles Lindsay) 1871-1929  Search this
Physical description:
595 pages genealogical tables 23 cm
Type:
Texts
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1965
1965 [©1922]
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnologie  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Mœurs et coutumes  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT515 .T28 1965
DT515.T28 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_38650

The northern tribes of Nigeria : an ethnographical account of the northern provinces of Nigeria together with a report on the 1921 decennial census / by C.K. Meek

Author:
Meek, C. K (Charles Kingsley) 1885-1965  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Census data
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1925
Topic:
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Census, 1921  Search this
Call number:
DT515.42 .M49
DT515.42.M49
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_41261

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
Africa  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
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2010-003
Online Media:

Metal Figurine * Edan Staff

Donor Name:
Charles C. Roberts  Search this
Culture:
Yoruba  Search this
Object Type:
Figure
Place:
Nigeria, Africa
Accession Date:
21 Jun 1930
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
110352
USNM Number:
E349147-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3572b8d64-5f49-4fec-a48c-0d44a5e52e87
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8403063
Online Media:

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