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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

Robe

Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height - Object:
92 cm
Width - Object:
110 cm
Culture:
Yalunka  Search this
Object Type:
Robe
Place:
Kalia, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
6 Dec 1990
Collection Date:
1980
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10463-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34b16b822-f274-46ca-9d38-7f243960ef12
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8491085

Segmentation and succession in Upper Guinea / C. Magbaily Fyle

Author:
Fyle, C. Magbaily 1944-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1974
Topic:
Yalunka (African people)--Kings and rulers--Succession  Search this
Limba (African people)--Kings and rulers--Succession  Search this
Chiefdoms  Search this
Call number:
DT470 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108694

Changes in Yalunka social organization : a study of adaptation to a changing cultural environment

Author:
Donald, Leland 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 205 leaves : ill., maps
Type:
Books
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
DT516.42.Y43 D66 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_726377

Sangalan oral traditions as philosophy and ideologies

Author:
N'Daou, Mohamed Saidou  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Futa Jallon
Date:
1999
Topic:
History  Search this
Wars  Search this
Oral tradition  Search this
Fulbe  Search this
Call number:
DT19 .H673
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749470

Le déclin du forgeron Diallonke au Sénégal oriental

Author:
Fouchier, Danièle  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1983
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Yalunka blacksmith castes  Search this
Yalunka blacksmiths  Search this
Call number:
DT1 .S678
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_760969

Les populations de l'ancien Cercle de Kadé-Touba (1908)

Author:
Coutouly, François de  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Guinea
Date:
1952
Topic:
Ethnohistory  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
DT543.A2 E85
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_799927

Picturing Jaxanke dwellings / Jean-Paul Bourdier and T. Minh-ha Trinh

Author:
Bourdier, Jean-Paul  Search this
Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha) 1952-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1996
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Architecture, Yalunka  Search this
Call number:
NA1598 .B68 1996X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_692362

Yalunkayan Foloxi Di?

Author:
Donald, Leland 1942-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1968
Call number:
DT516 .S573
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_543918

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

The Solima Yalunka kingdom : pre-colonial politics, economics & society / C. Magbaily Fyle

Author:
Fyle, C. Magbaily 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
169 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Solimana
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
History  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
DT516.45.Y34F9 1979X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_360512

Tradition, song and chant of the Yalunka / by C. Magbaily Fyle

Author:
Fyle, C. Magbaily 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1986
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Call number:
GR352.2.Y3 F99 1986
GR352.2.Y3F99 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_380132

Fortified towns in the Koinadugu Plateau : northern Sierra Leone in the pre-Atlantic and Atlantic worlds Christopher R. DeCorse

Author:
DeCorse, Christopher R  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Koinadugu Plateau
Koinadugu Plateau (Sierra Leone)
Date:
2012
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Archaeology and history  Search this
Ethnohistory  Search this
Fortified towns  Search this
Fortification  Search this
History  Search this
Kuranko (African people)--History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
DT476 .P68 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_994831

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