Mary Geraldine Hatt studied history at Indiana University and went on to complete an MA in International Relations before teaching social studies in South Bend, Indiana. Her international experience includes serving in the American Red Cross Hospital in Europe and receiving the first Fulbright Scholarship for travel to South Africa. Her papers consist of correspondence beginning with her freshman year at I.U., various materials relating to Miss Hatt's time in South Africa as a Fulbright Scholar, and travel diaries which record her frequent trips throughout the world.
Accn. 0854 Herbert M. and Irma Wocher Woolen Travel photographs and films
Personal photographs and films of their travels to Hawaii, Middle East, Europe, and North Africa during the 1920s-1950s. North African countries include Algiers, Morocco, the Nile area, and Tunis
Daniel J. Crowley was a folklorist with research and ethnographic interests in African and African diaspora communities. This collection consists of collected folktales Crowley had planned to use to create a tale-type index.
Claire Robertson was a professor at Ohio State University and a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at Indiana University, Bloomington. Robertson’s teaching and research focused primarily on the history and culture of women in Africa and on women’s studies. This collection consists of a portion of Robertson’s teaching materials, her research materials, manuscripts and writings, and other records relating to her career and professional activities.
C635 Roy Sieber papers and photographs
Roy Sieber was a historian of African art who taught at Indiana University Bloomington from 1964 through 1983. Having been the first person to receive a degree in African art, Sieber was the creator of the study of African art history in the United States. This collection consists of pictures taken in two time frames: Sieber’s first trip to Nigeria in 1958, and his later trips to museums from 1971 to 1973. The photos are almost entirely of material artwork, including masks, figurines, doors, tables, and more, and are labeled according to film roll and photo number, ethnic group, village name, and geographic region. Many of the photographs document the artwork in use.