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  • Data Set Title:Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
  • Description: "The Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives is a research and reference center devoted to the collection, preservation and dissemination of visual materials that encourage and support the study of the arts, cultures and history of Africa. The archives collections contain approximately 350,000 items, including rare collections of glass plate negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, postcards, maps and engravings. The Archives staff works with art historians, anthropologists, photographers, filmmakers and other specialists in acquiring and preserving these visual resources." [Excerpt from the website's home page]
  • Data and Document Types: Artwork, Photographs
  • Topics: Art, History, Photography
  • Discipline: Anthropology, Fine Arts, History
  • Nature of Collection: Substantial sections of the collection are available on line in addition to being housed physically elsewhere.
  • Location of Collection: National Museum of African Art, Washington DC
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