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D. Michael Warren Papers

Identifier: msc0538
The collection, also known as Warren African Slide and Videotape 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 of 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.


  • 1970-1990


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


6.00 linear feet

Videos: Boxes 1-6; Slides: Boxes 7-10. other_unmapped


Slides and video tapes made by an Africanist scholar in West Africa, primarily Ghana and Nigeria, recording daily life, medicine, palm oil production, chiefs and elders, women's activities, religion, house construction, and other activities.

Method of Acquisition

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.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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