Alan C. G. Best African slide collection Edit


MSS 521 large
Finding Aid Author
Lydia Tang
Finding Aid Date
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard


  • 1960 – 1992 (Creation)


  • 1.6 Linear Feet (Whole)
    4 boxes


  • 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 MSU Libraries Special Collections.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Collection Title, MSS ##, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arrangement

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