Fonds 142 - Hylton Smith Fonds

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Hylton Smith Fonds

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142

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  • May 1955 (Creation)
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    Hylton Smith

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37 photographs : 35mm col. slides

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(19--)

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Hylton Smith was an architect in Johannesburg who witnessed and photographed a shaman gathering ad well as other images of people and villages in South Africa.

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Material transferred to archives by creator's son.

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Colour slides of a shaman gathering labeled as a "Witchdoctor Conference" that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1955, and other images from South Africa (Johannesburg, Zululand, Ndebele village near Pretoria, and Majuji Village near Transvaal). Photos taken by Hylton Smith, who was working as an architect in Johannesburg when he witnessed and photographed the conference.

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Stanis Smith (son of photographer)

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Multiple Private Records Box 8

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Full finding aid is available on the website of the Museum of Anthropology Library & Archives (https://moa.ubc.ca/library-archives/).

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2018-3

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