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Congo (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 463 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

[Mother with baby] Near Aru, Belgian Congo [i.e. Congo], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/238
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 77 loose sheets. On one sheet, in ink capitals, is written 'Photographs taken between June 18th 1934 - December 1934, in the Lamu Archipelago, Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda, Belgian Congo, Ruanda Urundi, French Equatorial Africa, Cameroons, Nigeria, French West Africa.' The majority of the photographs have been captioned by hand, in a difficult handwriting, and some of the names of peoples and places have not been traced in works of reference. The following...
Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Mother with baby on back, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/267
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 77 loose sheets. On one sheet, in ink capitals, is written 'Photographs taken between June 18th 1934 - December 1934, in the Lamu Archipelago, Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda, Belgian Congo, Ruanda Urundi, French Equatorial Africa, Cameroons, Nigeria, French West Africa.' The majority of the photographs have been captioned by hand, in a difficult handwriting, and some of the names of peoples and places have not been traced in works of reference. The following...
Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Musicians from the Orchestre Symphonique du Katanga, Elisabethville (now known as Lubumbashi), 1946], 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/514
Scope and Contents Showing a group of musicians from the 'Symphonikat', a society formed in 1946 for the study and diffusion of musical knowledge among the population of Katanga. The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'En mai 1946, à Elisabethville des indigènes évolués ont constitué un orchestre dénommé 'Symphonikat' (Orchestre Symphonique du Katanga). Cette société, don’t les autorités ont approuvé les statuts, a pour but l'étude, la pratique et la diffusion de la musique parmi les populations du...
Dates: 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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My Mangbetu carriers were always singing and dancing, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/94
Scope and Contents

Showing Mangbetu carriers on a ferry. The caption below the photograph continues: 'Crossing over a ferry they at once started dancing. The Mangbetu are the happiest people in Africa'.

Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nadrodina enjoys having her hair done, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/38
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 41 album sheets. Typed on a piece of paper stuck on one album sheet is: 'ALBUM 2. All the photographs in this album were taken by me, on a safari from Victoria (B. Cameroons) to Port Sudan. This journey lasted from April 7/35 till August 2/36. The photographs are of anthropological interest only, and deal mostly with the Mangbetu tribe in the northern Congo; the Karamojong in Northern Uganda, and various tribes in the southern Sudan. I was using only a...
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nadrodina who lives at Megrindra, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/57
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 41 album sheets. Typed on a piece of paper stuck on one album sheet is: 'ALBUM 2. All the photographs in this album were taken by me, on a safari from Victoria (B. Cameroons) to Port Sudan. This journey lasted from April 7/35 till August 2/36. The photographs are of anthropological interest only, and deal mostly with the Mangbetu tribe in the northern Congo; the Karamojong in Northern Uganda, and various tribes in the southern Sudan. I was using only a...
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Natives of the Congo [1907], 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011C/65
Scope and Contents

Showing three Africans standing on a track leading through grassland.

Dates: 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Near Bunia, 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/241
Scope and Contents

135 x 85 mm. Showing three people with plates in their lips.

Dates: 1939 - 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Near Lake Albert, 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/240
Scope and Contents

130 x 95 mm. A view looking down from a hill.

Dates: 1939 - 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Near Lubero, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/250
Scope and Contents

Showing three women and a child.

Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Near Ngoma. Belgian Congo [i.e. Congo], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/91
Scope and Contents

Showing a man crouched under a parasol made from natural fibres.

Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Newscuttings on Africa and South East Asia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 323
Scope and Contents

The principal part of the collection is a set of thirteen scrapbooks of newscuttings relating to East Africa, particularly Kenya and Tanganyika. The rest of the collection consists of a volume of cuttings relating to post-war trading opportunities in Nigeria and three scrapbooks concerning rubber and mining in South East Asia.

Dates: 1914 - 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Newscuttings on East Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 330
Scope and Contents Seventy-nine pages of newscuttings from 'The Beira News and East Coast Chronicle' concerning East Africa, particularly its industry and commerce. The principal topics are the maize market, Zambesi coalfields, the political and economic future of Rhodesia, including the role of the British South Africa Company in the region, Nyasaland tobacco, and the development of ports and railways, notably at Beira and in Rhodesia. Other countries featured in the scrapbook include the Belgian Congo,...
Dates: 1922-09-18 - 1925-08-21
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Newscuttings on Southern and East Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 332
Scope and Contents

Four volumes of newscuttings, three relating to Southern and East Africa and one to the Native Question in South Africa, and loose cuttings on related subjects. Many of the articles concern the activities of the colonial powers in Africa, notably Great Britain, Germany, Spain and France.

Dates: 1883 - 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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N'goma. Rwanda, 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/204
Scope and Contents

135 x 85 mm. Showing a line of huts in a village. It is not clear from the caption on this album page whether this particular image is from N'goma or Rwanda.

Dates: 1939 - 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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N'goma. Rwanda, 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/205
Scope and Contents

85 x 130 mm. Showing a man holding a laden back pack made from bamboo. It is not clear from the caption on this album page whether this particular image is from N'goma or Rwanda.

Dates: 1939 - 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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N'goma. Rwanda, 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/206
Scope and Contents

90 x 135 mm. Showing a man wearing a laden back pack made from bamboo. It is not clear from the caption on this album page whether this particular image is from N'goma or Rwanda.

Dates: 1939 - 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Niapu and some of his people], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/114
Scope and Contents

The caption to the right of the photograph reads: 'In the centre of the picture is Niapu himself (wearing a felt hat). He is just walking off into the forest to relieve nature. This called for quite a ceremony. His orchestra who were sitting about, began playing with great abandon, and the girls began singing his praises'.

Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Niapu's head wife, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/113
Scope and Contents

Niapu was a Mangbetu Sultani.

Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Niapu's orchestra], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/116
Scope and Contents The caption on the album page reads: 'Niapu's orchestra, was one of the best that I have ever heard. They played weird and frenzied music, which possessed unusual rythm [sic]. They have a great variety of drums and instruments.In the top right hand picture [Y304N/118] looking from right to left is - Edundu, the big drum. Next four Ebrundru's which are brass studded and slung from the shoulder in play; and then a few small dog shaped drums which they call nec-bo-bo. Behind...
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Niapu's orchestra], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/117
Scope and Contents The caption on the album page reads: 'Niapu's orchestra, was one of the best that I have ever heard. They played weird and frenzied music, which possessed unusual rythm [sic]. They have a great variety of drums and instruments.In the top right hand picture [Y304N/118] looking from right to left is - Edundu, the big drum. Next four Ebrundru's which are brass studded and slung from the shoulder in play; and then a few small dog shaped drums which they call nec-bo-bo. Behind...
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Niapu's orchestra], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/118
Scope and Contents The caption on the album page reads: 'Niapu's orchestra, was one of the best that I have ever heard. They played weird and frenzied music, which possessed unusual rythm [sic]. They have a great variety of drums and instruments.In the top right hand picture [Y304N/118] looking from right to left is - Edundu, the big drum. Next four Ebrundru's which are brass studded and slung from the shoulder in play; and then a few small dog shaped drums which they call nec-bo-bo. Behind...
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Nigerian Troops in the Congo, circa 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043FF
Scope and Contents

A collection of photographs, measuring 240 x 180 mm, probably by official photographers, of the air lift of Nigerian troops to the Congo as part of the United Nations force (ONUC). The first of these went in November 1960: those serving in Kivu Province, where Kindi is situated, were the 5th Battalion and the Field Squadron. Nigerian troops served in the Congo until 1964.

Dates: 1960
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

[Non-Commonwealth Universities], 1946 - 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011WW 3/3
Scope and Contents

Includes material on Universities in countries outside the Commonwealth of Nations.

Dates: 1946 - 1986
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

[Non-Commonwealth Universities], 1946 - 1991

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011KKK/435-467
Scope and Contents

Includes material on Universities in countries outside the Commonwealth of Nations. Many, though not all, of the slides were taken by Ian Maxwell.

Dates: 1946 - 1991
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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