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Africa

Collection Creator:
Karp, Ivan  Search this
Extent:
Slides
Container:
Box 41
Type:
Archival materials
Slide sheet
Date:
1969-1980s
Scope and Contents:
Ethiopia; Lamu Island, Kenya; Maasai people; and unidentified locations. Includes image of Karp and Patricia and a festival or rally with President Kenyatta.
Collection Restrictions:
Recommendations that Karp wrote for his colleagues and students are restricted until 2061.

Access to the Ivan Karp papers requires an appointment.
Collection Citation:
Ivan Karp papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Ivan Karp papers
Ivan Karp papers / Series 4: Photographs / 4.2: Africa, Non-Iteso
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2013-30-ref981

Lynn McLaren Photographs

Creator:
McLaren, Lynn, 1922-  Search this
Names:
UNICEF  Search this
Extent:
648 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
10 Photographic prints (black and white , 8 x 10 inches.)
38 Transparencies (color , 120mm.)
Container:
Item EEPA.2007-009
Culture:
Zaramo (African people)  Search this
Swahili (African people)  Search this
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Makonde (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Transparencies
Portraits
Color slides
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Zanzibar
Africa, East
Mikumi National Park (Tanzania)
Africa
Mombasa (Kenya)
Lamu Island (Kenya)
Manyara, Lake (Tanzania)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
India
Kilimanjaro, Mount (Tanzania)
Kenya
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Victoria, Lake
Date:
circa 1950-1969
Summary:
The collection consists of 38 color transparencies, 648 color slides and 10 black-and-white photographic prints taken by Lynn McLaren Demarest while on assignment for various news outlets in the 1950s and 1960s. A majority of the slides and transparencies were taken in East Africa and document indigenous peoples, agriculture (cotton in particular), health and nutrition education, UNICEF activities, architecture, natural landscapes, animals, fishers, coffee plantations and the sisal industry. Locations include Mobassa, Lamu Island, Zanzibar, Dar es Saalam, Lake Victoria, Mount Kilimajaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Mikumi National Park (Tanzania). The black-and-white photographs depict East African leaders, such as Julius Nyerere, and prominent international visitors to the region, including Robert Kennedy. A small number of slides and transparencies were taken in India.
Arrangement note:
Arrangement reflects the original order established by the photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lynn McLaren (1922-2008) was a professional photojournalist who worked on assignment for National Geographic, Life, Newsweek and Business Week since the 1950s and 1960s. A member of the Society of Women Geographers, McLaren lived and traveled extensively around the world, photographing peoples and places in Kenya, Tanzania (Zanzibar), India, Nepal, Spain, Germany and the United States. McLaren was also the author of five books, including Berlin and the Berliners and The Village: The People (India), all of which are richly illustrated with her photographs. She recently had a major retrospective of her photography, Fifty Years of Photographs from Around the World, at the Marion Art Center in Marion, Massachusetts in May-June 2007.
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:
Coffee plantations  Search this
Animals  Search this
Sisal (Plant)  Search this
Sailboats  Search this
Markets  Search this
Health education  Search this
Dhows  Search this
Cotton  Search this
Fishers  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Portraits
Color slides
Transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Lynn McLaren Photographs, EEPA 2007-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2007-009
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2007-009

Christraud M. Geary photographs of East Africa

Photographer:
Geary, Christraud M.  Search this
Extent:
527 slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Color slides
Place:
Tanzania
Kenya
Africa
Mombasa (Africa)
Zanzibar
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Lamu Island (Kenya)
Date:
1994
Summary:
Photographs taken by Dr. Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to Kenya and Tanzania in August 1994.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is comprised of photographs from one trip Geary took to Kenya and Tanzania between August 1-13, 1994. In Kenya, she visited Lamu, Manda Island, Shela, Mombasa, and Nairobi. She also traveled to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar in Tanzania. Subjects include: artists working at the Tingatinga Arts Co-operative Society in Dar es Salaam; museums, including the Lamu Museum, the Fort Jesus Museum, and the National Museum of Kenya; ruins of the ancient town of Takwa; the Sultan's Palace (Bait As-Sahel); Tropicana Studio and Capital Art Studio in Zanzibar; Jozani Forest on Changuu Island; and the ruins of Marahubi Palace. A few of the photographs depict anthropologist Doran Ross.
Arrangement note:
Arranged chronologically and by location into seven subseries.

Subseries 1.1: Lamu, Kenya, 1994 August 1-2

Subseries 1.2: Manda Island, Kenya, 1994 August 2

Subseries 1.3: Shela, Kenya, 1994 August 2

Subseries 1.4: Mombasa, Kenya, 1994 August 3-4

Subseries 1.5: Zanzibar, Tanzania, 1994 August 5-8

Subseries 1.6: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1994 August 9-10

Subseries 1.7: Nairobi, Kenya, 1994 August 11,13
Biographical/Historical note:
Christraud M. Geary (1946-) was formally a curator of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the National Museum of African Art. She received a PhD in cultural anthropology and African studies from the University of Frankfurt, Germany, in 1973. Geary specializes in the history of photography in Africa and in the study of African art.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Citation:
Christraud M. Geary photographs of East Africa, EEPA 1994-008, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1994-008
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Christraud M. Geary photographs of East Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1994-008
Online Media:

Velifer hypselopterus

Collector:
Phillip C. Heemstra  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian  Search this
Vessel:
Dr. Fridtjof Nansen  Search this
Depth (m):
77 - 77
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Glycerin with Bone Stain
Place:
Off Lamu Island., Kenya, Indian
Collection Date:
14 Dec 1980
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Lampridiomorpha, Lampridiformes, Veliferidae
Published Name:
Velifer hypselopterus
Accession Number:
626648
USNM Number:
370932
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3691cc4dd-65e2-4647-87ac-e304fef73376
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_5283387

Handkerchief

Collector:
James D. Allen  Search this
Donor Name:
James D. Allen  Search this
Unknown - Object:
27.2 cm
28 cm
Culture:
Swahili  Search this
Object Type:
Handkerchief
Place:
Lamu Island, Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
1 Oct 1989
Collection Date:
Late 1970's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370644
USNM Number:
E424498-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c89a366e-848e-4af5-8c36-e645549d0543
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457611

Handkerchief (Khanga)

Collector:
James D. Allen  Search this
Donor Name:
James D. Allen  Search this
Unknown - Object:
31 cm
31 cm
Culture:
Swahili  Search this
Object Type:
Handkerchief
Place:
Lamu Island, Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
1 Oct 1989
Collection Date:
Late 1970's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370644
USNM Number:
E424499-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c4884ee0-6aba-4d10-85f6-733bb7a04af2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457612

Handkerchief (Khanga)

Collector:
James D. Allen  Search this
Donor Name:
James D. Allen  Search this
Unknown - Object:
26.5 cm
27 cm
Culture:
Swahili  Search this
Object Type:
Handkerchief
Place:
Lamu Island, Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
1 Oct 1989
Collection Date:
Late 1970's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370644
USNM Number:
E424500-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d78ea181-55b3-4a02-b0c6-0d64dd0f5a1f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457615

Handkerchief (Khanga)

Collector:
James D. Allen  Search this
Donor Name:
James D. Allen  Search this
Unknown - Object:
28.5 cm
27.8 cm
Culture:
Swahili  Search this
Object Type:
Handkerchief
Place:
Lamu Island, Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
1 Oct 1989
Collection Date:
Late 1970's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370644
USNM Number:
E424501-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d3825997-f606-45ce-ba47-e5f9dfbbe3cb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457616

Handkerchief (Khanga)

Collector:
James D. Allen  Search this
Donor Name:
James D. Allen  Search this
Unknown - Object:
28.3 cm
28 cm
Culture:
Swahili  Search this
Object Type:
Handkerchief
Place:
Lamu Island, Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
1 Oct 1989
Collection Date:
Late 1970's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370644
USNM Number:
E424502-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3fcfea090-c3b9-4b47-ba58-5d737f8ac074
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457617

Lamu : map and guide to the archipelago, the island, and the town

Author:
Siravo, Francesco  Search this
Pulver, Ann  Search this
Lamu Society  Search this
Physical description:
4 maps on 1 sheet : col. ; 26 x 57 cm. or smaller on sheet 60 x 60 cm. folded to 30 x 15 cm
Type:
Maps
Maps, Tourist
Place:
Lamu (Kenya)
Lamu District (Kenya)
Lamu Island (Kenya)
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Lamu archipelago  Search this
Call number:
G8414.L3E635 1989 .S57
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_629781

Barefoot in a kikoy : Lamu Island, Kenya

Author:
Begg, Angus  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Kenya
Lamu
Lamu (Kenya)
Date:
1999
Topic:
Tourism  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT1 .D573
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_680931

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