North African Collections

Algeria Egypt Libya Morocco Sudan Tunisia • Western Sahara

  • [Algeria]. Bennet (Robert) Mediterranean Photograph Album, ca. early 1930s. About 200 b/w photographs, many commercial, captions in English compiled by United States Merchant Mariner Robert Bennet. Includes images of Egypt (Cairo, Pyramids, Alexandria), Lebanon (Beyrouth/Beirut), Palestine (Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem), Syria, Italy (Naples), Gibraltar, Marseille, Morocco (Casablanca), Algiers, and a bull fight in Seville. (Bernath Mss 276).
  • [Algeria]. de Chetelat (Enzo) Papers, ca. 1901-1980s [bulk dates 1920s-1960s]. Autobiography, correspondence, documents, maps, reports, black/white photographs and photograph albums, several thousand color slides, and artifacts of a Swiss-born mining geologist who visited or worked in many countries from the 1920s to the 1970s, including Albania, Algeria, Bali, Belgian Congo, Brazil, British Honduras, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Ceylon, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, France, French Guinea, French Guyana, French Polynesia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Paracel Islands, Peru, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Sumatra, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Upper Volta, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. (Bernath Mss 316).
  • [Algeria]. Compagnie Transatlantique North Africa Tour Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. 99 b/w images, captions in English, of local inhabitants, desert, oases, wells, irrigation, early all-terrain vehicles, camels, caravans, tents, street scenes, markets, mosques, city gates, and ruins of southern Tunisia and Algeria, beginning with Tozeur, then el Oeud, Ferjane, Touggourt, Ouargla, Ghardaïa, Laghouat, Figuig, Tlemcen, and Mausoura. (Bernath Mss 292).
  • [Algeria]. Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • [Algeria]. France and Algeria Photograph Albums, ca. 1916. Two photograph albums, more than 200 black/white photos, no captions except for one dated March 1916. Includes images of France and Algeria during World War I era, with images of local Arab population, street scenes, and soldiers in Algeria, as well as French countryside, unidentified family, and soldiers. (Bernath Mss 369).
  • [Algeria]. Islamic Manuscripts Collection, ca. 1122-latter 1800s. Single and double leaves from previously disbound Islamic texts, written in many parts of the Islamic world, including what is now Algeria. There are four chronologically arranged series: History, Koran, Poetry, and Prayers. (Mss 207).
  • [Algeria]. North Africa Photograph Album, ca. early 1900s. 96 b/w images, minimal captions in English, of local inhabitants, city views, street scenes, ports, boats, Roman ruins, in Algeria (Timgad, Lambise, Constantine, Tebessa), Tunisia (Dougga), and Morocco (Fez). (Bernath Mss 293).
  • [Algeria]. North Africa Photograph Album, 1924. 38 b/w snapshots, captions in English, of local inhabitants, desert, oases, village, market, and street scenes from Morocco (Amizmiz, Fez, Marrakesh, Taza), Algeria (El Oued, Khabylie, Tlemsen, Touggourt), and Tunisia (Kairwan, Tunis). (SC 960).
  • Algeria Photograph Album, ca. 1900-1902. 92 b/w photographs, captions in French, with views of local men, women, and children, residences, street scenes, government and other buildings, hospital, markets, mosque, gardens, military encampments, fortifications, French Foreign Legion, camel and horse transport, other French and Moroccan troops returning from border patrol.  Places include Salsa-Maghria (El Maghria), Ain-Sefra (a few miles east of the Moroccan border; founded in the 1880s as a French garrison town), Tlemcen (northwest Algeria), Djenan-ed-Dar, Beni Ounif, and Oase de Figuig (oasis near the Algeria/Morocco border). (Bernath Mss 281).
  • Algeria Photograph Album, ca. 1910s. (SC 938).
  • Algeria Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. 48 b/w images, captions in English, of local inhabitants, street scenes, snow, markets, oases, and countryside, starting in Marseilles and travelling to Algiers, Cape Carbon, Bougie, Chabet el Akra, el Kantara, Biskra, and Sidi Okba. (Bernath Mss 291).
  • Algeria Photograph Album, 1923-1924. 82 black/white images, with captions in English, of a British family’s trip to Algeria. Includes views of Algiers, Tipasa (Tipaza), Belle Fontaine, Forêt de Bainem, Bouzorea, Valley of the Oued Messous, Aïn Toya, Guyotville, Timgad, El Kantara, and Saharan areas of Biskra, Menâa, and Beni Ferah. (SC 848).
  • Algeria Photograph Album, 1924. 61 b/w prints, captions in French, with some images of Europeans, but mainly local inhabitants and street scenes from Algiers, Biskra, Sidi Akba, Theniet el Had, Constantine, Sidi Said, as well as ruins of Timgad. (SC 946).
  • Algeria Photograph Album, 1928. 141 b/w photographs, captions in Dutch, and accompanying map with itinerary of unknown traveler. Includes images of people, street scenes, markets, gardens, festivals, Koranic schools, desert, oases, cavalry, and camel corps. Places include Constantine, Tizi Ouzou, El Kantara Timgad (Roman ruins), Chetma (oasis), M’Choumech, Biskra, Touggourt, Temacine, Ghardaya (some of Tuareg), Bou Saada, and Algiers. (Bernath Mss 280).
  • Algeria Photograph Collection, 1913-1914. Eight black and white snapshots, including Oran street scene with children, countryside, Route de St. Antoine, local inhabitants, laborers loading ship, horse transport, and Oued (river) Sal Sal. (SC 972).
  • Algeria Photograph Collection, 1933. 55 b/w snapshots, with captions, of a 1933 tour in Algeria, containing images of Sidi Akba, Timgad (Roman settlement ruins), Biskra, and Bou Saada. Includes street and desert scenes, markets, local inhabitants, residences, camel and horse riders, horse races, and dancers, as well as several of the tour members. (SC 841).
  • [Egypt]. Abbot (Carnzu) Travel Photograph Album, 1912. Includes images of Gibraltar, Egypt and Pyramids, Ceylon/India, Japan (Kamakura, Nara, and other), Yosemite, U.S. Southwest. (Bernath Mss 372).
  • [Egypt]. Ashton Family World Travel Photograph Collection, 1892-1913. 2500+ b/w photographs in 53 Kodak albums, from numerous trips to far flung parts of the world, including Egypt. (Bernath Mss 115).
  • [Egypt]. Bennet (Robert) Mediterranean Photograph Album, ca. early 1930s.About 200 b/w photographs, many commercial, captions in English compiled by United States Merchant Mariner Robert Bennet. Includes images of Egypt (Cairo, Pyramids, Alexandria), Lebanon (Beyrouth/Beirut), Palestine (Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem), Syria, Italy (Naples), Gibraltar, Marseille, Morocco (Casablanca), Algiers, and a bull fight in Seville. (Bernath Mss 276).
  • [Egypt]. British in Egypt / World War I Photograph Album, ca. 1917 -1919. 120+ b/w photos, very few with captions, mainly of British (men, women, and children) in Egypt (possibly Alexandria) during World War I. Mainly troops in camps and on the march, hospital wards, sporting events, and British families at various social occasions and outings in the countryside. Also a few images of Egyptians, street scenes and residences, and local boats. (Bernath Mss 56).
  • [Egypt]. British Military in Egypt and Iraq Photograph Album, ca. 1918-1922. Album of Capt. R. E. Godfrey, 167 b/w snapshots, many with captions, recording service with the British 153rd Rifles in North Africa, 1918-1919, and in the Arab Revolt, 1920. About 70 images from Egypt and surrounding areas (Suez Canal, Ismailia, Great Pyramids, Alexandria, Kantara, Mansourah) and about 30 Arab Revolt images from Iraq (Nasiriyah, Imam Abdullah, Kut, Baghdad). (Bernath Mss 84).
  • [Egypt]. Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • [Egypt]. Evershed (J. A.) East Africa, Egypt, Palestine Photograph Album, 1924. More than 140 b/w snapshots of Tanganyika (now Tanzania) including Tabora, Dodoma, Dar-es-Salaam, and Tanga, several of local schools and teachers, British and Tanganyikan. Also, views of Port Said, Zanzibar, Mombassa, Djibouti, Aden, and Port Sudan. Egypt views of the Pyramids and Sphinx, Cairo, and Suez Canal. Holy Land (Palestine) shots of street scenes of Jerusalem, Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jaffa, and Bethlehem. (Bernath Mss 63).
  • [Egypt]. Great War Collection, ca. 1910-1922 [bulk dates 1914-1918]. Much of the material in the collection relates to British servicemen and units, but Americans, Australians, and some Germans also are represented. Included are diaries, correspondence, documents, maps, photographs, reports, and some printed material. The approximately 2,000 photographs and picture postcards (loose and in albums and scrapbooks) include many images of France, but also other areas such as Egypt, England, German South West Africa, Iraq, and Palestine. (Bernath Mss 20).
  • [Egypt]. Middle East Photo Album, ca. 1930s-early 1940s. 150+ b/w images, including Egypt (Port Said, Ismailia, Alexandria, Memphis, Cairo, the Nile, Pyramids, Sphinx, National Museum). (Bernath Mss 68).
  • Egypt Photograph Album, 1936-1938. 19 professional quality, artistic Egyptian scenes, including the Western Desert (people, tents, donkeys, camels), urban street scenes and people engaged in daily activities (barber, vendors with carts – possibly Cairo), as well as port and Nile River views, with people and cargo-hauling boats (feluccas). (Bernath Mss 70).
  • Egypt and Sudan Photo Album, circa 1900s. (Bernath Mss 432).
  • [Egypt]. Japan and Egypt Photo Album, circa 1930s. (Bernath Mss 430).
  • [Egypt]. Minieh [Egypt] Photograph Album, 1914. Album by Photographie Zola, dated Feb. 20, 1914, with 24 black/white mounted photographs of officials and dignitaries, horse and camel trainers, riders, and races at an unknown celebration/festival during the last days of Ottoman rule in Egypt. (Bernath Mss 185).
  • [Egypt]. Nile (Egypt) Cruise, circa 1905-1921. (Bernath Mss 420).
  • [Egypt]. Port Said and Mesopotamia Postcard/Photograph Album, ca. 1917-1919. World War I era album, including 47 images of Port Said. (Bernath Mss 49).
  • [Egypt]. “Sunny Memories” Photograph Album, ca. 1903. 102 b/w photographs of various sizes, all accompanied by captions. Apparently an album assembled by Albert R. Lennon, depicting a voyage from London to Australia and New Zealand, and return, although not all images appear to be in order. It includes images of the voyage (on board the Hesperus, Bay of Biscay, Cape Town, Teneriffe, Suez Canal, Port Said, Gibraltar, Ceylon), with the bulk being of Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, other parts of New South Wales) and New Zealand (Wellington, New Plymouth, Urenui, Akaroa, Northern Wairoa, and Napier). (SC 839).
  • [Egypt]. University of California Africa Expedition Photograph Collection, 1947-1948. (Bernath Mss 153).
  • [Egypt]. World Tour Photograph Album, 1907-1908. 458 b/w snapshots of a world tour by an unknown American woman with images from Gibraltar, Spain, France, Egypt, Ceylon, India, Burma, Java, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Hawaii, and San Francisco Bay. Includes many images of street scenes, waterfronts, palaces, temples, and other buildings, processions and festivals, American missions, and local inhabitants (many of women and children). (Bernath Mss 79).
  • Egypt and Palestine World War I Photograph Album, ca. 1918. (Bernath Mss 330).
  • Egypt Photograph Album, 1946. (Bernath Mss 180).
  • Egypt Postcard and Stereoview Collection, ca. 1896-1920s. 51 postcards and 11 stereoviews. (Bernath Mss 141).
  • [Libya]. de Chetelat (Enzo) Papers, ca. 1901-1980s [bulk dates 1920s-1960s].Autobiography, correspondence, documents, maps, reports, black/white photographs and photograph albums, several thousand color slides, and artifacts of a Swiss-born mining geologist who visited or worked in many countries from the 1920s to the 1970s, including Albania, Algeria, Bali, Belgian Congo, Brazil, British Honduras, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Ceylon, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, France, French Guinea, French Guyana, French Polynesia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Paracel Islands, Peru, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Sumatra, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Upper Volta, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. (Bernath Mss 316).
  • [Libya]. World War II North Africa Photograph Album, 1941-1945. Mainly images of the western desert (Libya), and some of Egypt and Jerusalem, apparently taken by a British soldier who was associated with a theatre troupe. (Bernath Mss 155).
  • [Morocco]. Bennet (Robert) Mediterranean Photograph Album, ca. early 1930s. About 200 b/w photographs, many commercial, captions in English compiled by United States Merchant Mariner Robert Bennet. Includes images of Egypt (Cairo, Pyramids, Alexandria), Lebanon (Beyrouth/Beirut), Palestine (Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem), Syria, Italy (Naples), Gibraltar, Marseille, Morocco (Casablanca), Algiers, and a bull fight in Seville. (Bernath Mss 276).
  • [Morocco]. de Chetelat (Enzo) Papers, ca. 1901-1980s [bulk dates 1920s-1960s].Autobiography, correspondence, documents, maps, reports, black/white photographs and photograph albums, several thousand color slides, and artifacts of a Swiss-born mining geologist who visited or worked in many countries from the 1920s to the 1970s, including Albania, Algeria, Bali, Belgian Congo, Brazil, British Honduras, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Ceylon, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, France, French Guinea, French Guyana, French Polynesia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Paracel Islands, Peru, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Sumatra, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Upper Volta, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. (Bernath Mss 316).
  • [Morocco]. Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • [Morocco]. North Africa Photograph Album, ca. early 1900s. 96 b/w images, minimal captions in English, of local inhabitants, city views, street scenes, ports, boats, Roman ruins, in Algeria (Timgad, Lambise, Constantine, Tebessa), Tunisia (Dougga), and Morocco (Fez). (Bernath Mss 293).
  • [Morocco]. North Africa Photograph Album, 1924. 38 b/w snapshots, captions in English, of local inhabitants, desert, oases, village, market, and street scenes from Morocco (Amizmiz, Fez, Marrakesh, Taza), Algeria (El Oued, Khabylie, Tlemsen, Touggourt), and Tunisia (Kairwan, Tunis). (SC 960).
  • Morocco Photograph Album, ca. 1920s-early 1930s. (Bernath Mss 342).
  • Morocco Photograph Albums, ca. 1938-1940. (Bernath Mss 227).
  • [Sudan]. Koran [Sudan], 1964. One volume, bound in traditional Koranic form, written in Khartoum, Sudan, in Sudani hand. (Mss 198).
  • [Sudan]. Nigeria and Sudan Photo Album, circa 1930s. (Bernath Mss 421).
  • [Sudan]. Roach (Charles A.) African Photograph Collection, 1943. Photograph album with 88 black/white images, plus 67 other loose photographs, many with captions, most taken by Rev. Charles A. Roach on a bicycle trip from Durban to Cairo in 1943, on the way back to his parish in Iraq, where he was Baghdad Chaplain and Oil Company Chaplain from 1939 to 1946. Includes images of local men, women, and children, hospitals, schools, churches and fellow clergy, residences, roads, and scenic views through South Africa, Belgian Congo, Rwanda, Kenya (Nairobi), Uganda (Kampala), and Sudan. Roach, an inveterate long distance cyclist, later developed a lecture/slide show based on his African journey. (Bernath Mss 119).
  • Sudan – Sennar Dam Photograph Album, ca. 1926. Album, with 16 b/w photos showing construction of the Sennar Dam, on the Blue Nile, more than 200 miles south of Khartoum, Sudan. The project began after WWI and was completed in 1926. The first leaf of the album contains an invitation from the Governor-General of the Sudan, to a Mr. Jackson, to attend the official opening of the dam on January 21, 1926. (Bernath Mss 62).
  • [Tunisia]. de Chetelat (Enzo) Papers, ca. 1901-1980s [bulk dates 1920s-1960s].Autobiography, correspondence, documents, maps, reports, black/white photographs and photograph albums, several thousand color slides, and artifacts of a Swiss-born mining geologist who visited or worked in many countries from the 1920s to the 1970s, including Albania, Algeria, Bali, Belgian Congo, Brazil, British Honduras, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Ceylon, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, France, French Guinea, French Guyana, French Polynesia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Paracel Islands, Peru, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Sumatra, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Upper Volta, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. (Bernath Mss 316).
  • [Tunisia]. Compagnie Transatlantique North Africa Tour Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. 99 b/w images, captions in English, of local inhabitants, desert, oases, wells, irrigation, early all-terrain vehicles, camels, caravans, tents, street scenes, markets, mosques, city gates, and ruins of southern Tunisia and Algeria, beginning with Tozeur, then el Oeud, Ferjane, Touggourt, Ouargla, Ghardaïa, Laghouat, Figuig, Tlemcen, and Mausoura. (Bernath Mss 292).
  • [Tunisia]. Europe 1930s and WWII North Africa Photograph Album, ca. 1930s-1945. 185+ b/w photographs of a 1930s bicycle tour through Europe, including Germany (Dresden), Venice, Vienna, the Dolomites, Yugoslavia, Roumania (Bucharest), and Bulgaria (Sofia), as well as North Africa during World War II (1942-1943), including Bougie, Constantine, Tunis (victory parade), Carthage, then on to Italy (1943), and back to North Africa (1944-1945), including Egypt (Timsah, Alexandria). (Bernath Mss 31).
  • [Tunisia]. Islamic Manuscripts Collection, ca. 1122-latter 1800s. Single and double leaves from previously disbound Islamic texts, written in many parts of the Islamic world, including what is present-day Tunisia. There are four chronologically arranged series: History, Koran, Poetry, and Prayers. (Mss 207).
  • [Tunisia]. North Africa Photograph Album, ca. 1904-1905. 96 b/w prints, no captions, of North African urban street scenes, local inhabitants and Europeans, buildings, churches, businesses, gardens, boats and harbors, railways, parades/processions, and soldiers. Includes images from Tunisia and possibly other countries. (Bernath Mss 89).
  • [Tunisia] North Africa Photograph Album, ca. early 1900s. 96 b/w images, minimal captions in English, of local inhabitants, city views, street scenes, ports, boats, Roman ruins, in Algeria (Timgad, Lambise, Constantine, Tebessa), Tunisia (Dougga), and Morocco (Fez). (Bernath Mss 293).
  • [Tunisia] North Africa Photograph Album, 1924. 38 b/w snapshots, captions in English, of local inhabitants, desert, oases, village, market, and street scenes from Morocco (Amizmiz, Fez, Marrakesh, Taza), Algeria (El Oued, Khabylie, Tlemsen, Touggourt), and Tunisia (Kairwan, Tunis). (SC 960).
  • Tunisia Photograph Album, ca. 1930. 85 black/white snapshots of Tunisia, most with brief captions in French. Apparently taken by a group of French on tour, who appear in some of the photos. Includes images of oases, desert, camels, city scenes and activities of inhabitants, markets, and mosques Locations include Toseur, Sfax, Nefta, Bordj, and Kairouan. (Bernath Mss 51).