Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits photograph collection.

Collection Data

Description
The Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits Photograph Collection consists of some personal photographs and documentation of Melville's professional activities. Documentation of Frances' anthropological career is combined with Melville's research.
Names
Herskovits, Frances S. (Frances Shapiro), 1897-1972 (Collector)
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963 (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1860 - 1960 (Approximate)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Meville J. and Frances S. Herskovits Collection
Topics
Anthropologists -- United States
Anthropology
Zimbabwe
Visual anthropology
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Collection contains photographs by Melville J. Herskovits, the Eastern Nigerian Information Service, Eugene L. Ray, W. T. Mullarky, and others.
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: Ca. 2217 items (6.5 lin. ft., 15 boxes); 652 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b ; 30 x 38 cm. and smaller ; 960 photographic prints : b and col. ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller; 20 photographic prints : albumen ; 10 x 13 cm. and smaller; 480 negatives b and col. ; 9 x 11 cm. and smaller; 102 slides ; 7 x 9 cm.; 3 photomechanical prints : b ; 19 x 13 cm. and smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG93-F337
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12490619
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a0bd0cc0-c6f3-012f-8e59-58d385a7bc34
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