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WARREN AFRICAN SLIDE AND VIDEOTAPE COLLECTION

Collection Dates: 1970s -- 1990s
6 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900
e-mail: lib-spec@uiowa.edu

Posted to Internet: 2001

Addendum 2006

Acquisition Note: The Warren Collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1998 by Mariam and Medina Warren, wife and daughter, respectively, of the late Professor Dennis Michael Warren.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research. Requests to use Warren materials in commercial projects must be approved by Mariam and Medina Warren.

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

Copyright:  Please read The University of Iowa Libraries' statement on "Property Rights, Copyright Law, and Permissions to Use Unpublished Materials." Warren's copyrights are held by his wife and daughter; they have generously permitted the Libraries to respond to requests for use of Warren materials beyond fair use in scholarly projects.

Use of Collections: The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read our Use of Manuscripts Statement.

Biographical Note

Professor Dennis Michael Warren was an anthropologist and leading Africanist scholar who taught at Iowa State University from 1972 to1997. Professor Warren was especially interested in indigenous knowledge and rural development in Africa. His interest in indigenous knowledge led him to the study of art, culture, the rural economy and traditional healing in Ghana and Nigeria and to comparative studies of other societies. Professor Warren worked closely with many faculty at the University of Iowa and other institutions of higher education in the United States and abroad. Mrs. Warren was a life-long partner and contributor to Professor Warren's work and research.

Using slides and video Professor Warren documented the rich cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge of Africa. A small selection of Professor Warren's slides has been digitized and made available on the CERAS web site (sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/warren). A catalog of Professor Warren's slides and videos has been prepared and is available as a PDF file.

The Warren Collection at the University of Iowa Libraries is the product of more than three decades of scholarly work.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes 95 videos and 3,738 slides. The videos are arranged in the order in which they appear in the PDF catalog. The slides are organized by subject areas created by Professor Warren. The 2006 addendum is a file f oversized material, including illustrations and explanations for designs on Adinkra cloth, Akan drums and stools, and maps of the city of Techiman in 1961 and 1971.

Video collection

Box 1

1. Daily Life -- Nigeria

2. Nigeria Tape 3A

3. Women's Activities in West Africa

4. Religion in West Africa 1

5. Religion in West Africa 2

6. Religion -- Ghana

7. Religion -- Nigeria

8. Government -- Traditional and Modern 1

9. Government -- Traditional and Modern 2

10. F. Soils -- West Africa 1

11. Soils of West Africa 2

12. Soils of West Africa edited

13. Daily Life -- Ghana

14. Tape 3 Tonoboase, Ghana, 20 July 1991; Krobo, Ghana, 24 July 1991

15. Daily Life in West Africa

16. Living in Iowa; Building on Traditions, Race and IQ 10/27/94

Box 2

17. September 21, 1991 (Ibadan); October 21, 1991 (Jos)

18. Nigeria Tape 2A

19. Daily Life Nigeria 1

20. Daily Life Nigeria 2

21. Daily Life in West Africa

22. Lydia Olulore -- Female Circumcision

23. Nigeria, May 23, 1994, July 2, 1994

24. Tape 2 Warren. Tanoboase?

25. Daily Life in West Africa

26. Daily Life in West Africa 3

27. Ibadan, Ara, and Osogbo, June 1991

28. Tape 4. August 2, 1991 -- September 21, 1991

29. Tape 7. November 15, 1991 -- December 27, 1991, Shagamu

30. May 31, 1993. June 11, 1993. Ara

31. July 13, 1993 -- July 31, 1993 Ara

32. July 26, 1994 -- January 10, 1995, Ara

Box 3

33. Tape 11. February 22, 1992 -- March 30, 1992

34. Tape 12. March 30, 1992 -- April 21, 1992

35. Tape 13. May 6, 1992 -- July 11, 1992

36. May 17, 1993 -- May 31, 1993

37. Tape 6. October 22, 1991 -- November 15, 1991. Jos and Ara

38. Tape 8. December 28, 1991 -- January 5, 1992

39. Tape 9. January 5, 1992 -- February 8, 1992

40. Tape 10. February 8, 1992 -- February 16, 1992

41. Philippines/Indonesia

42. State of the Union 2/4/97; O.J. Simpson 2/4/97; Intern Opportunity at ISU; 8/1/96 Egungun at Iseyin

43. 60 Minutes -- Nigeria; DARCI - Ara 1995; 60 Minutes 2/25/96

44. 10 minute version Aso Oke; Iseyin, August 1996; The Chinampas 1990

45. Women's Activities in Ara; Palm Oil Production, 1992

46. July 2, 1994 -- July 4, 1994

47. "Bono Medicines" [Note: This is a commercially available documentary, Healers of Ghana, distributed by Films for the Humanities & Sciences. The University of Iowa Libraries owns a copy of this work, located in the Media Department, which can be charged out or requested via interlibrary loan. Warren's copy, however, cannot be copied in light of the copyright status of the title].

48. Baba Sala in Agba Man

Box 4

49. Surprise Sunny Roe

50. Royal Naming Ceremony, Ejigbo, 1993

51. Mosque Development in Ara, Osun State, Nigeria

52. Ara Day Care, Summer 1993, Library Opening, Better Life, Ara House

53. Ara, Osun State, Nigeria. Central Mosque; renovated oldest small mosque, 1993

54. 1990 Ara. Parents' funeral remembrance, Warren installation

55. Visit to Ara by District Governor and Osogbo Rotary President, 26 July 1996

56. Ejigbo

57. The Promise of the Land: Sustainable Agriculture (compares chemical and natural farming); Impact of the Green Revolution on Crop Genetic Diversity

58. The Politics of Food: Parts I and II. Part I: Loss of Farms in US, Model of Agriculture on Brazil. Part II: Food production compared for India and Bangladesh: Food aid versus self sufficiency through local control

59. Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti, 1947-51; Voudou in Haiti, 1996; US Botanic Gardens and Makah, Ind

60. A Window to the Past: Hanford's Cultural Resources Laboratory, October 1993; Slash and Burn Agriculture

61. Voudou in Haiti, February 3, 1996; Strange Powers

62. Healing and the Mind: 1) The Mystery of Chi; 2) the Mind-Body Connection

63. Healing and the Mind: Part 2: Meditation, February 23, 1993

64. Healing and the Mind: The Art of Healing; Wounds and Healers, February 24, 1993

Box 5

65. Man Made Famine

66. Zimbabwe: A Small Story of Success

67. Nigeria: Journey to Nationhood

68. Struggle to Save the Soil or Will We Starve? (Deals with the problem of soil erosion/deforestation); The Desert Doesn't Bloom Here (Problems of desertification and irrigation/desert agriculture)

69. Nigeria 1992

70. Nigeria, parts 3,4,5

71. Nigeria: Journey to Nationhood

72. Bolanle Wahab - CIKARD lecture, October 22, 1996

73. October 22, 1996, 11:30-12:30

74. October 22, 1996, 12:30-1:30. Lance Foster

75. Matthew Fitzjunker, October 23,1996

76. The Role of the Performance Arts in Yoruba Health and Well-Being; Frank Fairfax, 10/23/96

77. October 23, 1996, 12:30-1:00

78. October 23, 1996, 12:00-12:30

79. October 23, 1996, 1:30-200. Lily Auliffe

80. T1 3

Box 6

81. Omaladi

82. Ogboni Elemosho

83. Agbelebu

84. Orogun Adedigba

85. Ahon

86. Koseegbe

87. Baba Agba

88. LAK AL

89. Ti Oluwani 1

90. Ti Oluwani 2

91. Traditional and Modern Government

92. Ara June 1997 -- July 5, 1997

93. Ilobu, July 11, 1997 -- ARA August 5, 1997

94. Ara, August 6,1997

95. Dedication of the Dennis Michael Warren Collection, The University of Iowa Library, April 16, 2001

Slide collection

Box 7

Techiman -- maps and charts (Negatives, slides, and prints)

Africa, West Africa, Ghana

Techiman State

Techiman Town

Disease Charts

Drum, stool, Adinkra Charts (these are not slides, but rather 8 1/2 x 11 negatives)

Priests, posed

Priests and deities

Priests, action

Shrines

Medicine

Box 8

North Ghana

South Ghana

Nigeria

East Africa

French Africa

Asia Trip

Oregon to Accra

Kweku Andrews (empty)

Kumasi-Usaid

Prneth Prog.

Shango (empty)

Beads (empty)

Brass -Kumasi (empty)

Ames, Iowa

Navajo

Box 9

Rites de Passage

Market

Fatima

Yaa

Compound Scenes

Arts and Crafts

Islam

Palms/Pito/Beer (empty)

Field Methods

Butchers/Leather

Churches

Construction

Games

Political Rallies

Chiefs/Elders

Chiefs -- action

Festivals -- general

Punnua

Box 10

Techiman -- general

Flowers/Fruits

Farms/ Produce

Schools/Universities

Friends/Mary

Tohiscan. Yearbook for Toppenish High School, Toppenish, Washington, 1939. Inscribed to Mary.

2006 Addendum

Oversized material in map case #2 , drawer #14

Adinkira cloth. An explanation of the meanings of design used on Adinkira cloth, with drawings

Adinkra Symbolism. Illustrated

Akan "Ntumpame" (Atumpan) Talking Drum. Names, uses, dimensions, and drawings

Tradiational Akan Stools, Ghana

Blueprint maps of Techiman

1961

1971

 

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