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Vera Viditiz-Ward photographs

Photographer:
Viditz-Ward, Vera  Search this
Extent:
48 photographic prints (black and white , 11 x 14 inches.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Mende (African people)  Search this
Limba (African people)  Search this
Kissi (African people)  Search this
Kono (Sierra Leonean people)  Search this
Temne (African people)  Search this
Kuranko (African people)  Search this
Yalunka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Sierra Leone
Date:
circa 1990
Summary:
The collection contains 48 matted black and white photographs, measuring 11 x 14 inches, taken by photographer and art professor Vera Viditz-Ward. These prints comprised the exhibition Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone, which was on display at the National Museum of African Art from November 1990 through September 1991. The images consist of portraits of paramount chiefs in Sierra Leone and include ceremonial clothes and headcovers, jewelry, handheld objects, drums, staffs and ivory trumpets. Culture groups depicted include the Yalunka, Limba, Koranko, Kono, Kissi, Mende, Krim, Vai, Lokko and Temne peoples.
Biographical/Historical note:
Vera Viditz-Ward is a photographer and professor in the Art and Art History Department at Bloomsburg College. She received her BFA from the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford, CT and her MFA in Photography from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her photographic work explores the lives and experiences of West Africans both in their own countries and their experiences as immigrants in the United States. Her photographs have been published and exhibited in numerous solo shows both nationally and internationally. Professor Viditz-Ward has also conducted research in the history of photography. She has published several articles, written a chapter in a book and frequently presents lectures on the history of Black African photography. She is the recipient of several honors and awards including two Fulbright-Hayes Research Grants and a National Education Association Research Grant. Her photographs are in numerous collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art; the United States Department of State Art in Embassies permanent collection; and the National Museum of Sierra Leone.
General note:
Title provided by EEPA staff.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Warren Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art holds a copy of Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone, an catalog from Viditz-Ward's exhibition of the same name, which ran at the National Museum of African Art from November 1990 to September 1991.
Separated Materials note:
The Warren Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art holds a copy of Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone, an catalog from Viditz-Ward's exhibition of the same name, which ran at the National Museum of African Art from November 1990 to September 1991.
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:
Drums  Search this
Trumpets  Search this
Staffs (Sticks, canes, etc.)  Search this
Hairdressing  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
headgear  Search this
Costume  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Citation:
Vera Viditz-Ward Photographs, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1992-021
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1992-021

Basket

Collector:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Donor Name:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Diameter - Object:
43.5 cm
Height - Object:
26.5 cm
Culture:
Kuranko  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
8 Oct 1996
Collection Date:
1975 to 1976
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
409926
USNM Number:
E427418-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b2c1fc5b-210b-48f4-8a13-ae3e1c91a57d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460129

Hammock

Collector:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Donor Name:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Length - W/o Rope:
202 cm
Width - W/tassels:
107 cm
Culture:
Limba/Kuranko  Search this
Object Type:
Hammock
Place:
Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
8 Oct 1996
Collection Date:
1975 to 1976
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
409926
USNM Number:
E427415-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3441d25f1-4d11-48e8-bdc7-27af63aa1bcd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460126

Pen Holder "Dua Dara"

Collector:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Donor Name:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Height - Object:
24 cm
Diameter - Object:
4 cm
Culture:
Kuranko  Search this
Object Type:
Pen Holder
Place:
Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
8 Oct 1996
Collection Date:
1975 to 1976
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
409926
USNM Number:
E427420-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30d3c98de-d71f-4c36-baae-7c7f41bbedeb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460131

Hat

Collector:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Donor Name:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Height - Object:
85 cm
Diameter - Object:
17 cm
Culture:
Kuranko  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
8 Oct 1996
Collection Date:
1975 to 1976
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
409926
USNM Number:
E427421-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d68a163f-e1a7-4550-9657-cfb864abcdc0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460132

Shirt "Ronko"

Collector:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Donor Name:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Length - Object:
72 cm
Width - Object:
100 cm
Culture:
Kuranko  Search this
Object Type:
Shirt
Place:
Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
8 Oct 1996
Collection Date:
1975 to 1976
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
409926
USNM Number:
E427422-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bb3601e5-2cb7-4f5c-95d0-1dc3b429db06
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460133

Shirt "Ronko"

Collector:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Donor Name:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Length - Object:
88 cm
Width - Object:
106 cm
Culture:
Kuranko  Search this
Object Type:
Shirt
Place:
Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
8 Oct 1996
Collection Date:
1975 to 1976
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
409926
USNM Number:
E427423-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/363131da5-0b73-44e6-9b32-ff89526fb4b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460134

Hat "Bamada"

Collector:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Donor Name:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Height - Object:
33 cm
Width - Object:
22.5 cm
Diameter - Object:
1 cm
Culture:
Kuranko  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
8 Oct 1996
Collection Date:
1975 to 1976
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
409926
USNM Number:
E427424-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38eb5a740-195c-4982-8c74-0c02e496b391
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460135

Cloth Strip

Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height - Object:
36 cm
Width - Object:
11 cm
Culture:
Kuranko  Search this
Object Type:
Cloth Strip
Place:
Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
6 Dec 1990
Collection Date:
Not Given
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10371-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/336aec318-4c29-4960-ad41-d4ad0731a522
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490985

A short bibliography of published material on the Kuranko / Michael D. Jackson

Author:
Jackson, Michael 1940-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Bibliography
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1971
Topic:
Kuranko (African people)  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
DT470 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108717

Musical instruments and spirit masks of Sierra Leone / Kitty Fadlu-Deen

Author:
Fadlu-Deen, Kitty  Search this
Physical description:
48 pages
Type:
Books
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
2018
Topic:
Musical instruments  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Masquerade performance  Search this
Kuranko (African people)--Music  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105912

The Alpha : a Kuranko story / told by Manty Nyankume

Author:
Nyankume, Manty d. 1988  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1988
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Call number:
GR352.32.K87 N9 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_726316

Sacrifice and social structure among the Kuranko

Author:
Jackson, Michael 1940-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1977
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Kinship  Search this
Kuranko sacrifice  Search this
Call number:
DT1.A1 A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_751961

The Kabala complex : Koranko-Limba relationship in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Author:
Abraham, Arthur 1945-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Kabala (Sierra Leone)
Date:
1976
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT516.65 .A27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_756453

Naming ceremony of the Koranko people of northern Sierra Leone

Author:
Crane, Louise 1917-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1982
Topic:
Names, Personal  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
PL8007 .C89
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_692895

Knowledge of the body

Author:
Jackson, Michael 1940-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1983
Topic:
Body, Human--Symbolic aspects  Search this
Kuranko symbolism  Search this
Call number:
GN1 .M26
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_693853

Meaning and moral imagery in Kuranko myth

Author:
Jackson, Michael 1940-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Folklore
Date:
1982
Topic:
Mythology, Kuranko  Search this
Call number:
PL8010 .R46X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_522949

Material aspects of Limba, Yalunka and Kuranko ethnicity : archaeological research in northeastern Sierra Leone / by Christopher Raymond DeCorse

Author:
DeCorse, Christopher R  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1989
Topic:
Material culture  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Ethnic groups  Search this
Call number:
CC79.E85 A73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_597871

Paths toward a clearing : radical empiricism and ethnographic inquiry / Michael Jackson

Author:
Jackson, Michael 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 239 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Ethnology--Philosophy  Search this
Ethnophilosophy  Search this
Knowledge, Theory of  Search this
Call number:
DT516.45.K85J3 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_384443

Barawa and the ways birds fly in the sky : an ethnographic novel / Michael Jackson

Author:
Jackson, Michael 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1986
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
GN655.S5J33 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_277406

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