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Malcolm Arth photographic slide collection of Africa

Identifier: PSC 628-632

Scope and Contents

Photographs taken in Africa, mostly West and North Africa. 628. Ibalan, Nigeria, Ishango, Kendu Bay, Kenya, Lake Mawyarh Park, Ikeagwu, Bozo Fishing village Mopti, Mali, Lake Manyara Park, Serengeti, Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater, Kenya. 629. Ikeagwu, Nigeria, Morocco. 630. Rabat, Morocco, Lixus, Nsukka, Ikeagwu, Senegal, Ghana. 631. Nigeria, Dogon, Mali, Liberia, Monrovia, Lagos, Asaha, Ikeagwu. 632. Senegal, Masai man, Nairobi, Kenya, Ikeagwu, Bukobo, Tanzania, Rabat, Morocco.


  • circa 1970s


Restrictions on Access

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1794 Photographic Slides : color ; 35 mm

2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes )

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condition reviewed 20110826 fair; many slides are discolored and some slides are faded; some mounts are discolored

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Department of Education, November 1995.

Related Archival Materials

AMNH Special Collections has negatives, prints (both color and black and white), and audio material from the original Malcolm Arth collection transfer.

Additional slide collections in PSC 633-635 and PSC 636-640.

General Note

Malcolm Arth was the AMNH Department of Education Director.

General Note

Some slides have captions. Place names taken from box labels and captions.


Malcolm Arth photographic slide collection of Africa, circa 1970s
Iris Lee
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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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