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Roy Sieber Photographs

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
845 Slides (photographs) (color)
845 Slides (photographs) (dupe slides, color)
1068 Negatives (photographic) (+ field notes & contact prints , black & white, 35 mm.)
1,054 Photographic prints (black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Color slides
Negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Ghana
Cameroon
Date:
1958-1991
Arrangement note:
Arranged chronologically
Biographical/Historical note:
American historian Roy Sieber (1923-2001) is considered the founder of the discipline of African art history in the United States. He graduated from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1949, earned his M.A. at the University of Iowa (1951) and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University (1951), where he taught art history from 1950 to 1962. He joined Indiana University as an associate professor in 1962, one of the original scholars in the University's nascent African Studies Program as the Rudy Professor of Fine Arts. Sieber worked as the Associate Director for Collections and Research at the National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian Institution) from 1983 to 1993, where he was responsible for evaluating collection research and developing acquisition standards. Sieber received the first Leadership Award from the Arts Council of the African Studies Association in 1986.

Througout his career Sieber produced significant publications and served as lecturer and visiting professor at several universities in Africa as well as the United States. He was a member of the American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council Joint Committee on Africa between 1963 and 1971 and later the African Studies Association and the primitive art advisory committee at the Metropolitan Museum of 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:
Photographic prints
Color slides
Negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo74174dc29-9e50-46ee-8d05-1539056920b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1993-009
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Stacking pots for firing

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Shai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads:"Shai.Pottery Techniques.Dodowa" (top) "Africa. South" (bottom)
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091643
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Roy Sieber Photographs / Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7669c75af-0d79-4300-9cf3-0b525afc9340
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1020

Pottery building

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Mo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads:"Mo.Africa.Pottery Tech.Branam. Sieber. Apr. 67."
Photographed by Roy Sieber 1967.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091681
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Roy Sieber Photographs / Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo75c7a7f41-c26e-4b21-acda-2d465fe27c9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1051

Dipping pot in broth

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Mo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads:"Mo.PotteryTechniques.Ghana. Branam.Mo pottery Sieber, April 1967"
Photographed by Roy Sieber 1967.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091685
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Roy Sieber Photographs / Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7796770f2-7555-48e9-a365-0b4b92367368
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1055

Ghanaian Potter Preparing Clay, Ghana

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Shai (African people)  Search this
Mo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
undated
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:
Pottery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091797
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Roy Sieber Photographs / Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo759ae925e-ccb5-4ff3-8fd7-b6da7d29119c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1137

Roy Sieber photographs

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Names:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Extent:
65 Slides (photographs) ((dupes), color)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Asante (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Color slides
Place:
Mali
Africa
Benin
Cameroon
Ghana
Date:
circa 1965
Summary:
Photographs taken by Roy Sieber. Images of African textile and the dyeing and weaving processes. Objects depicted include Asante Kente cloth, Hausa embroidered pants, Jukun tie-dye waist cloth, a Kuba hat, Yoruba indigo dye and a Zulu cloak, as well as akwete cloth from Nigeria, an appliqué dress from Cameroon, an appliqué robe from Ghana, cloth from Dahomey (now Benin) and dye pots from Ede. People portrayed include a Dogon dancer, Kajiado warriors with spears and shields, a weaver making cloth, and women dyeing cloth with indigo.
Arrangement note:
Images indexed by negative number.
Biographical / Historical:
Early American historian of African art Roy Sieber (1923-2001) is considered the founder of the discipline of African art history in the United States. He graduated from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1949, earned his M.A. at the University of Iowa (1951) and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University (1951), where he taught art history from 1950 to 1962. He joined Indiana University as an associate professor in 1962, one of the original scholars in the University's nascent African Studies Program as the Rudy Professor of Fine Arts. Sieber worked as the Associate Director for Collections and Research at the National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian Institution) from 1983 to 1993, where he was responsible for evaluating collection research and developing acquisition standards. Sieber received the first Leadership Award from the Arts Council of the African Studies Association in 1986.

Througout his career Sieber produced significant publications and served as lecturer and visiting professor at several universities in Africa as well as the United States. He was a member of the American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council Joint Committee on Africa between 1963 and 1971 and later the African Studies Association and the primitive art advisory committee at the Metropolitan Museum of 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.
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Dyes and dyeing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-011
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b5f7def7-277c-4148-b757-777eeb5d12ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-011

African, Pacific, and pre-Columbian art in the Indiana University Art Museum / essays by Roy Sieber, Douglas Newton, Michael D. Coe ; organized by Patricia Darish

Author:
Indiana University, Bloomington Art Museum  Search this
Sieber, Roy 1923-2001  Search this
Newton, Douglas 1920-2001  Search this
Coe, Michael D  Search this
Darish, Patricia  Search this
Subject:
Indiana University, Bloomington Art Museum Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
157 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Indiana
Bloomington
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
N5310.8.U6B565 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_314146

Sculpture of Northern Nigeria

Author:
Sieber, Roy 1923-2001  Search this
Museum of Primitive Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. illus., map. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria, Northern
Date:
1961
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Sculpture, Nigerian  Search this
Call number:
NB1097.N6 S57
NB1097.N6S57
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_181550

Photographs

Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967
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.
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7c7d5306f-71cb-4c76-b3bf-7a31826f0612
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1154

Photographs

Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971
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.
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo778f33dc4-f99c-4148-a146-d25fdfe209b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1155

Photographs

Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1976, 1991
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.
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7e6b1d705-4958-4dcf-a53b-e41163b512f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1156

Photographs

Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958, 1961
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.
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7fe70d28f-5745-4d77-8f1e-3fea15ef9b2a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1157

Photographs

Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964
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.
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7138cddeb-584b-4190-8cd5-94b027c9b6b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1158

Photographs

Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965
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.
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7359029cc-d8cf-424b-bf0a-3fccff023753
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1159

Photographs

Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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.
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo71a97b244-46a8-46e8-ab3e-a492a221eb33
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1160

Photographs

Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1969
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.
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7cb81039a-685f-4800-9fe6-a2f0243134c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1161

Photographs

Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966
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.
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7d7794009-2e5e-433f-89d4-14b50f222c99
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1162

Gun ports

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
Adwuku-Shai architecture, gun ports, Ghana, January 1965. Photographed by Roy Sieber.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091620
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Roy Sieber Photographs / Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7a4c76b54-c064-4d84-8814-3f76a7523253
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1000

Shai Pottery Construction Techniques, View #1

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Shai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
Shai pottery construction techniques, view #1, Dodowa, Ghana, April 1967. Photographed by Roy Sieber.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091621
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Roy Sieber Photographs / Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7d8eb968c-7243-4f71-8a9f-4984e36d065b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1001

Shai Pottery Construction Techniques, View #2

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Shai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
Shai pottery construction techniques, view #1, Dodowa, Ghana, April 1967. Photographed by Roy Sieber.
General:
Title source: provided by photographer.
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Roy Sieber Photographs, EEPA 1993-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-009, Item EEPA 1993-091622
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Roy Sieber Photographs
Roy Sieber Photographs / Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7a1e229c2-5755-4dc0-b802-cc3e3dd19cae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-009-ref1002

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