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Myrta and Emory Ross Collection of African Photographs

A inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Ross, Emory.
Title: Myrta and Emory Ross Collection of African Photographs
Inclusive Dates: 1897-1938
Quantity: 2 linear ft.
Abstract: Methodist missionaries and friends of Albert Schweitzer. Photographs.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Emory Ross (1887-1973) was a Methodist missionary. He and his wife, Myrta, became friends with Albert Schweitzer while serving as missionaries in equatorial Africa, and were early supporters of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship during World War II.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Myrta and Emory Ross Collection of African Photographs consists entirely of photographs of African people and places.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Photographs are arranged alphabetically in each box by topic.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this material.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

See also the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Records.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Ross, Emory.
Ross, Myrta.

Places

Africa -- Photographs.
Belgian Congo -- Photographs.
Liberia -- Photographs.
Nigeria -- Photographs.
Southern Rhodesia -- Photographs.

Genres and Forms

Filmstrips.
Photographs.

Occupations

Missionaries.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Myrta and Emory Ross Collection of African Photographs,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Estelle Linzer

Finding Aid Information

Created by: --
Date: 1996
Revision history:

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Inventory

Filmstrips
Box 1 Tumbra of Africa, with printed guide
Photographs
Box 1 Congo 1938
Box 1 Early Congo mission 1897-1906
Box 1 Old Congo 1928, 1938
Box 2 African faces
Box 2 Congo life 1921
Box 2 Congo Methodist mission
Box 2 Early Congo mission
Box 2 Joseph Clark's prints 1928-1929
Box 2 Liberia 1938
Box 2 Nigeria, Southern Rhodesia 1938
Box 2 Southern Rhodesia 1938
Box 2 Ubangi River, Congo 1916?
Box 2 West African coast 1938

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