Film, Photography, Sound, and Video
- Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent (University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries and African Studies Program, Madison, Wisconsin)
The website offers downloadable images, sound files, and other materials on Africa drawn from contributions by UWM faculty over the last 20-30 years.
- Ancient Egypt on the Internet (via Columbia University Libraries)
- Art and Archaeology of Africa on the Internet (via Columbia University Libraries)
- Association Images et Mémoires (Paris, France)
A French language site offers a digital archive of postcards, as well as some photographs and engravings from all over Africa during the colonial era.
- Colonial Picture Archive -- Die Bildbestand der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft in der Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt, Germany)
"The project...encompasses safety filming of 50,000-70,000 historical photographs from German colonial history."
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- Columbia University Libraries -- Online Sound & Video Collections -and- Guides to Africa-Related Film, Sound, & Video
- Anthropology Collection (Alexander Street Press, USA) Columbia faculty and students only
- Docuseek2 (Alexander Street Press, USA) Columbia faculty and students only
- Filmakers Library Online (Alexander Street Press, USA) Columbia faculty and students only
- Films on Demand -- World Cinema Video Collection Columbia faculty and students only
- Film & Videos on Africa on the Internet
- Guide to Videos in African Studies Held at Columbia
- The HistoryMakers (Chicago, Illinois) Columbia faculty and students only
"...a video oral history archive...dedicated to preserving African American history...education, music, law, the arts, science, technology, media, medicine, entertainment, fashion & beauty, business, the military, politics and sports,"
- Music & Dance of Africa on the Internet
- G.I. Jones' Photographic Archive of Southeastern Nigerian Art & Culture (Prof. John C. McCall, in cooperation with Ursula Jones, Dept. of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois)
"This is an archive of digitized photographs depicting the arts and cultures of southeastern Nigeria. The collection includes examples from Ibibio, Igbo, Ijo and Ogoni speaking peoples. All of the photographs were taken in the 1930s by the late G.I. Jones, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge. The majority of the images are from the Igbo speaking regions where Jones conducted most of his research."
- History & Cultures of Africa on the Internet (via Columbia University Libraries)
- Images du passé en Afrique de l'Ouest (Olivier Blot, Paris, France)
Another French language site offering a digital archive of over 900 postcards and other images from the colonial era in Senegal, French Soudan (Mali), Guinea, Upper Volta (Burkina Faso), Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Dahomey (Benin), Niger, Chad, and Cameroon.
- Northwestern University Herskovits Library--Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs, 1860-1960 -and- Southern Africa/Anti-Apartheid Posters (Evanston, Illinois)
- PictureNet Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa)
A commercial respository of photographs from photographic agencies in South Africa, with information on fees and permissions.
- University of Southern California, Los Angeles: International Mission Photography Archive
"...offers historical images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in Britain, Norway, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the United States. The photographs, which range in time from the middle of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth century, offer a visual record of missionary activities and experiences in Africa, China, Madagascar, India, Papua-New Guinea, and the Caribbean."
- West African Online Digital Library
Selected Historical Photographs, Islamic, and Other Images from 20th century Senegal, Guinea, and West Africa. (African Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)