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Alan C. G. Best African slide collection

Identifier: MSS 521 large

Scope and Contents

The Alan C. G. Best African slide collection consists of approximately 3,500 slides documenting the history and culture of various countries in Africa from 1960-1992. Images include maps, aereal photographs, landscapes, cityscapes, daily life, traditional clothing, Apartheid and Anti-Apartheid activities, and celebrations such as Mbabane and Shembe.


  • Creation: 1960 - 1992

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.


1.6 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection maintains the original arrangement by Prof. Best and is arranged alphabetically by geographical location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Professor Alan C. G. Best in 2016.

Processing Information

Lydia Tang processed this collection in 2017.

Finding Aid for the Alan C. G. Best African slide collection
Lydia Tang
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA