items : illustrations (some color), maps ; 15-25 cm.
Funeral programs from Africa is a collection of pamphlets, produced by families or colleagues of the deceased, on the occasion of funerals in various African countries, especially Ghana and Cameroon. They range in size from simple folded sheets to large pamphlets. They include photographs of the deceased, as well as long or short accounts of the life and accomplishments of the person being honored. A program for the funeral service is generally provided. Maps to aid the mourners find the location of the funeral service are often included. The earliest item in the collection is from 2000, but the bulk of the collection dates from 2012 on.
Title devised by cataloger.
Curator: Emilie Songolo.
Collection housed in Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin--Madison.
Access to the collection is by appointment only and is restricted to qualified researchers and students. Works from the collection may be borrowed for exhibitiion purposes.
Texts in French or English.