Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection consists of 60 small black-and-white photographs dating roughly from the 1930s to the 1950s, belonging to Amy Ashwood Garvey, feminist and activist who traveled extensively and lived in West Africa, where most if not all of these images originated. The majority of the images are portraits of Amy Ashwood Garvey's many male and female acquaintances in Africa, who include female friends, politicians, heads of states, lawyers, and students. Other subjects include locales and native inhabitants of Nigeria and other unidentified places; gatherings such as meetings, a funeral, and a public hanging; and street and market scenes. Although there are photographs with inscriptions, names, and descriptions of the scenes, the majority are unlabeled; the few dates that appear are from the late 1940s. The travel snapshots are likely to have been taken by Amy Ashwood Garvey, but there are images that were sent to her by individuals as mementos, and some images of her taken by another ... Read More
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Thomas F. Saarinen was a geographer who extended the technique of mental or cognitive mapping to the world scale. He collected the first broad, worldwide sample in his research project titled, Parochial Views of the World. The collection consists of the raw data from that project and represents findings and administrative issues. Specifically, present are some 3,900 sketch maps of the world drawn by students from 71 sites in 52 countries; these maps were analyzed based on their positioning on sheets of paper ca. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. The collection also includes statistics, discussion papers, thesis papers, books, magazines, published articles, correspondence related to the project.
Photographs, albums and scrapbooks, glass negatives, lantern slides, daguerreotypes, tintypes, prints, sketches, and paintings, 1837-1966, relating to the personal and professional lives of members of the Todd-Bingham family. These materials document the lives and careers of Mabel Loomis Todd, David Peck Todd, and Millicent Todd Bingham, in particular. Personal photographs and albums of Mabel Loomis Todd include views of family, friends, and places where she lived and travelled. Amherst, Massachusetts and members of the Dickinson family are especially prominent parts of this material. Professional photographs include slides used to illustrate the many lectures Todd delivered on her writings and travels. The David Peck Todd material includes photographs, albums and scrapbooks, and other items detailing his career as a leading astronomer, author, and photographic innovator. Extensive documentation for many of his eclipse expeditions (1882-1932) and world travels are included. Material ... Read More
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The letters from Glen, Harold, and Tudor Westover to their parents, Paul B. Sr. and Rachel Westover, make up the bulk of the collection and are essentially complete for the time that they were in the service, with only brief gaps due to lost mail and when they C3733 Westover, John G., Collection, 1910-1946 Page 2 were on leave. There are also a few letters from the three sons to other members of the family and some letters from their wives--Eloise, Allene, and Eunice, resp ...