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Letter opener for the Black Star Line

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Black Star Line, Ghanaian, 1957 - 1999  Search this
Medium:
ebony
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 × 1 × 3/4 in. (20.3 × 2.5 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
letter openers
Place made:
Ghana, West Africa, Africa
Date:
ca. 1960
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Business  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.59
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b055a08e-09df-4738-ad0a-6a941dcfb061
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.59

Scrapbook commemorating Nigerian independence compiled by Frances Albrier

Created by:
Frances M. Albrier, American, 1898 - 1987  Search this
Subject of:
Frances M. Albrier, American, 1898 - 1987  Search this
Medium:
Album: cardboard, paper, string, pressure-sensitive tape;
Clippings: ink on paper;
Photographs: silver or dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
14 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 1 in. (36.8 x 31.8 x 2.5 cm)
Type:
scrapbooks
Place depicted:
Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Ghana, West Africa, Africa
Senegal, West Africa, Africa
Place made:
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1960
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Africa  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Frances Albrier Collection
Object number:
2010.60.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54ff4e7f6-c5fe-4738-832b-05922f449732
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.60.2

Oral history interview with Lyle Ashton Harris, 2017 March 27-29

Interviewee:
Harris, Lyle Ashton, 1965-  Search this
Harris, Lyle Ashton, 1965-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Houston A., Jr.  Search this
Barton, Nancy, (Artist)  Search this
Basquiat, Jean-Michel  Search this
Butler, Cornelia H.  Search this
Carby, Hazel V.  Search this
Collier, Jim  Search this
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.  Search this
Geer, Tommy  Search this
Goldin, Nan  Search this
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix  Search this
Gray, Todd  Search this
Grayson, John  Search this
Hemphill, Essex  Search this
Julien, Isaac  Search this
Lord, Catherine  Search this
Mapplethorpe, Robert  Search this
Mays, Vickie M.  Search this
O'Dench, Ellen  Search this
O'Meally, Jackie  Search this
O'Meally, Robert G.  Search this
Riggs, Marlon T.  Search this
Seeley, J.  Search this
Sekula, Allan  Search this
Tate, Greg  Search this
Tilton, Jack  Search this
Watson, Simon  Search this
Wilson, Millie  Search this
Woodman, Francesca  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
England -- London -- Description and travel
Ghana -- Description and travel
Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Description and travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel
Tanzania -- Description and travel
Topic:
AIDS activists  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Racism  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Artists (LGBTQ)  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American photographers  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17456
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)387759
AAA_collcode_harris17
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_387759
Online Media:

The Round Africa Cruise of the Camargo

Collection Creator:
Fleischmann, Julius  Search this
Fleischmann, Dorette  Search this
Extent:
3 Film reels (1 hour 30 minutes, black-and-white silent; 2,399 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1934
Scope and Contents:
Edited film documents travel of Fleischmann family (Julius and Dorette) and friends around Africa on cruise ship "Camargo". Journey begins in Palermo, Italy, with scenes of the city and port. Party visits Herculaneum, near Naples and the Tarxien temples on Malta before sailing to Port Said at the mouth of the Suez canal where the trip around Africa begins. Stops include the port of Jidda, Saudi Arabia (views of the "Mecca gate", street scenes, camel trains outside the city walls, the port, and dhows sailing and docked); Port Sudan and Suakin, Sudan (street sceens, a fruit seller and itinerant sandal maker, and desert scenes); Berbera, Somalia (camel train, warthogs, market and street scenes, the Kings African Rifles on parade, and a meeting with the governor of British Somaliland, Sir Arthur Lawrence); Mombasa, Kenya (in port, loading dhows, customs dock, street activity, Wanyika women, and camels turning a "sim-sim?" mill); travel by train through countryside to Nairobi (countryside, wildlife, Masai tribespeople); Thika Falls (cranes, sisal field, ox carts, Kota market, and Chuka women); Meru: Nunyuki (silverbeck Hotel on the equator and Mount Kenya); Thompson's Falls; flamingos; and a sand storm at Lake Nakuru. (End film roll 1) Continuing on their travels they visit Kavirondo labor camp near Eldoret, Kenya (Nandi women, Nandi men sacking grain, and dancing); Tororo, Uganda (Kitosh market, unidentified man dancing with spear, storks or maribou, women and children, men fishing with conical baskets, and musicians); Owens Falls (missionary converts and men dancing); Kampala (tomb of King Mtesa); Kabale (wedding party, musicians, drumming and farms); Uganda-Congo frontier; Fort Portal, Uganda (ferry across channel between Lake Edward and Lake George (market at Fort Portal and pygmies at market); Murchison Falls (digging for crocodile eggs and river steamer); cotton fields (cotton gin and unidentified tribespeople brandishing spears and shields near Kisumu, Kenya); back to Nairobi (train station and Nandi market); and arriving in Zanzibar, Tanzania by water (street scenes in Zanzibar, women washing clothes). (End film roll 2) Travels continue with stops at a Dutch-style plantation house, Groot Constantia, near Capetown, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria (children flirting with camera, market scenes, street celebration, wedding party in western dress, hairdresser, and leatherworker); in port of Accra, Ghana (customs man descends from Camargo and is rowed ashore); rowing ashore at Monrovia, Liberia (view of Camargo at anchor, Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia, tapping rubber, "witch doctors" dance for camera, and pygmy hippo); Freetown, Sierra Leone; market in Dakar, Senegal (man weaving on a loom and Senegalese soldiers on horseback); Las Palmas, Canary Islands (street vendor and street activity); banana packing plant near Tenerife; Madeira (Camargo party being carried in hammocks, climbing Monte Tierra de Lucca, and sliding down hill on cobblestone streets; Funchal (oxcarts and flower stalls); and street scenes in Tangier, Morocco. (End film roll 3)

Legacy Keywords: Africa ; Marketplaces ; Yachts Africa Description and travel ; Sudan ; Somalia ; Kenya ; Uganda ; Zanzibar ; South Africa ; Accra (Ghana) ; Liberia ; Sierra Leone ; Senegal ; Nigeria ; Suez Canal ; Malta
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1994.9.3
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Julius and Dorette Fleischmann films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Julius and Dorette Fleischmann films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9bec682d8-c440-42ef-9057-33404a287663
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-09-ref507

Oral history interview with Lyle Ashton Harris

Interviewee:
Harris, Lyle Ashton, 1965-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome -- Students  Search this
California Institute of the Arts -- Students  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) -- Students  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Baker, Houston A., Jr., 1943-  Search this
Barton, Nancy, (Artist)  Search this
Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988  Search this
Butler, Cornelia H.  Search this
Carby, Hazel V.  Search this
Collier, Jim  Search this
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.  Search this
Geer, Tommy  Search this
Goldin, Nan, 1953-  Search this
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix, 1957-1996  Search this
Gray, Todd, 1954-  Search this
Grayson, John, 1943-  Search this
Hemphill, Essex  Search this
Julien, Isaac  Search this
Lord, Catherine, 1949-  Search this
Mapplethorpe, Robert  Search this
Mays, Vickie M.  Search this
O'Dench, Ellen  Search this
O'Meally, Jackie  Search this
O'Meally, Robert G., 1948-  Search this
Riggs, Marlon T.  Search this
Seeley, J.  Search this
Sekula, Allan  Search this
Tate, Greg  Search this
Tilton, Jack  Search this
Watson, Simon  Search this
Wilson, Millie  Search this
Woodman, Francesca, 1958-1981  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (Sound recording: 6 sound files (8 hr., 6 min.), digital, wav)
95 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
England -- London -- Description and Travel
Ghana -- Description and Travel
Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Description and Travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Tanzania -- Description and Travel
Date:
2017 March 27-29
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Lyle Ashton Harris, conducted 2017 March 27 and 29, by Alex Fialho, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Harris's studio and home in New York, New York.
Harris speaks of his childhood in the Bronx; his family's influence on his race-consciousness; living in Tanzania for two years as a child and the effects on his understanding of race and sexuality; his grandfather's extensive photographic archive; contact with the South African diaspora through his step-father; attending Wesleyan University; formative experiences in London, Amsterdam, and New York in the mid-1980s; his education and development as a photographer; attending CalArts and encountering West Coast AIDS activism; encountering systemic racism in Los Angeles; close friendships with Marlon Riggs and Essex Hemphill; exhibitions of his work in New York in the early 1990s; the production of his Ektachrome Archive and his impulse to photograph daily life; his work on the Black Community AIDS Research and Education (Black C.A.R.E.) project in Los Angeles; participating in the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program; being diagnosed with HIV and remaining asymptomatic; attending the Dia Black Popular Culture Conference in 1992; photographing and mounting "The Good Life" in 1994 and "The Watering Hole" in 1996; issues of blackness and queerness in his photographic work; his residency at the American Academy in Rome in 2000; moving to Accra, Ghana for seven years in 2005; his pedagogy as an art professor; his thoughts on the lack of voices of color in the Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic Oral History Project and in the larger power structures of the art world; and his hope that his artistic legacy will be evaluated in its proper context. Harris also recalls Jackie and Robert O'Meally, Jay Seeley, Ellen O'Dench, Francesca Woodman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jim Collier, Robert Mapplethorpe, Allan Sekula, Hazel Carby, Isaac Julien, Catherine Lord, Millie Wilson, Todd Gray, John Grayson, Tommy Gear, Marlon Riggs, Essex Hemphill, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Nancy Barton, Vickie Mays, Connie Butler, Greg Tate, Henry Louis Gates, Houston Baker, Nan Goldin, Jack Tilton, Simon Watson, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Lyle Ashton Harris (1965- ) is an artist who works in video, photography, and performance in New York, New York. Alex Fialho (1989- ) is a curator and arts writer and works as Programs Director for Visual AIDS in New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Video artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
AIDS activists  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Racism  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Artists (LGBTQ)  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.harris17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9559d7597-04b4-4644-b6ae-bca2bdb27f88
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harris17
Online Media:

Journal of two visits to the kingdom of Ashanti, in Western Africa by Thomas B. Freeman, to promote the objects of the Wesleyan Missionary Society ; with appendices together with an historical introduction by John Beecham

Author:
Freeman, Thomas Birch 1809-1890  Search this
Author:
Beecham, John 1787-1856  Search this
Subject:
Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society Missions  Search this
Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society Missions  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 196 pages illustrations 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ashanti (Kingdom)
Ghana
Africa, West
West Africa
Date:
1843
19th century
Topic:
Missions  Search this
Ashanti (African people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Missionaries  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Church history  Search this
Call number:
DT472 .F853 1843
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_988093

Four years in Ashantee by the missionaries Ramseyer and Kühne ; with introduction by Rev. Dr. Gundert ; and preface by Professor Christleib

Author:
Ramseyer, Friedrich August  Search this
Author:
Kühne, Johannes  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 320 pages, [4] leaves of plates illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Ashanti
Ghana
Ashanti (Kingdom)
Date:
1878
Topic:
Missions  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
BV3625.A7 R18 1878
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_273924
Online Media:

Two views from Christiansborg Castle H.C. Monrad, Johannes Rask ; translated from Danish by Selena Axelrod Winsnes

Author:
Monrad, H. C (Hans Christian) 1780-1825  Search this
Author:
Rask, Johannes 1678-1744  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes illustrations, maps 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ghana
Guinea, Gulf of
Atlantic Ocean
Gulf of Guinea
Date:
2009
Topic:
Danes--Travel  Search this
Slave trade  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_929391

Travels and life in Ashanti and Jaman With about one hundred illustrations by the author and from photographs, and two maps

Author:
Freeman, R. Austin (Richard Austin) 1862-1943  Search this
Subject:
Freeman, R. Austin (Richard Austin) 1862-1943 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 559 pages including front., facsimile, illustrations, maps (1 folded) 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa
Ashanti (Kingdom)
Ghana
Jaman, Africa
Date:
1898
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Ashanti (African people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT507 .F85X 1898
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_275225
Online Media:

The description and historical account of the Gold Kingdom of Guinea by Pieter de Marees / Elizabeth A. Sutton

Author:
Sutton, Elizabeth A  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Marees, Pieter de Criticism, Textual  Search this
Marees, Pieter de Beschrijving en historisch verhaal van het Gouden Koninkrijk van Guinea  Search this
Type:
Articles
Early works to 1700
Place:
Netherlands
Africa, West
Ghana
Africa
Date:
2012
17th century
Topic:
Printmakers--History  Search this
Commerce  Search this
In art  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
NE962.A39 S88 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086422

Journal d'un voyage de traite en Guinée, a Cayenne et aux Antilles fait par Jean Barbot en 1678-1679 / présenté, publié et annoté par Gabriel Debien, Marcel Delafosse et Guy Thilmans

Author:
Barbot, Jean 1655-1712  Search this
Debien, Gabriel  Search this
Delafosse, Maurice 1870-1926  Search this
Thilmans, Guy 1922-2001  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Barbot, Jean 1655-1712 Travel  Search this
Type:
Early works to 1700
Place:
Africa, West
Ghana
Atlantic Coast (Africa, West)
Date:
1978
Topic:
Slave trade  Search this
Africa, West--Description and travel  Search this
Forts  Search this
Commerce  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
QH3 .B936b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_956044

Croisières a la côte d'Afrique / par M. le vice-amiral Fleuriot de Langle

Author:
Fleuriot de Langle, Alphonse Jean René vicomte de 1809-1881  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Atlantic Coast (Africa, West)
Sierra Leone
Côte d'Ivoire
Ghana
Date:
1873
19th century
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
G1 .T727
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_985246

Romancing Ghanaland : the beauty of 10 regions / Kofi Akpabli ; with a foreword by Prof. Esi Sutherland

Author:
Akpabli, Kofi  Search this
Subject:
Akpabli, Kofi Travel  Search this
Physical description:
122 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ghana
Date:
2014
21st century
Topic:
Travelers' writings--Ghana  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090447

Nine years at the Gold Coast

Author:
Kemp, Dennis  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 279 p. illus., ports., map. 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Ghana
Date:
1898
Topic:
Missions  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT510.2.K4X 1898
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_239892
Online Media:

To Kumassi with Scott : a description of a journey from Liverpool to Kumassi with the Ashanti expedition, 1895-6 / by George C. Musgrave

Author:
Musgrave, George Clarke  Search this
Wright, H. C  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 216 p. : ill., ports., maps ; 19 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Ghana
Date:
1896
To 1957
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT510.2 .M98 1896
DT510.2.M98 1896
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_338096
Online Media:

Voyages, aventures et captivité de J. Bonnat chez les Achantis / par Jules Gros

Author:
Gros, Jules 1829-1891  Search this
Subject:
Bonnat, Marie-Joseph 1844-1881  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 278 p., [11] leaves of plates (1 part fold.) : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Côte d'Ivoire
Ashanti Region (Ghana)
Date:
1884
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT545.2 .G87 1884
DT545.2.G87 1884
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_361012
Online Media:

Black power; a record of reactions in a land of pathos

Author:
Wright, Richard 1908-1960  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 358 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ghana
Date:
1954
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_277969

How the Heroes of Africa Triumphed Against All Odds

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:25:54 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_81fe5d7025a83deece234fb0a826b25a

Gold Coast guide for the year, 1895-1896 / by the Rev. Jacob Benjamin Anaman

Author:
Anaman, Jacob Benjamin  Search this
Physical description:
112 pages ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ghana
Date:
1894
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT510.2 .A63 1894
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107096

Ghana in pictures / prepared by Geography Department

Author:
Zemba, Lýdia Verona  Search this
Lerner Publications Company Geography Department  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Ghana
Date:
1989
1989, c1988
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Call number:
DT510 .G41 1989
DT510.G41 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_364629

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