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INVENTORY OF THE ACHAC COLLECTION, 1880-ca. 1975
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Description
A consortium of scholars and researchers devoted to exploring and promoting discussion of race, iconography, and the colonial and post-colonial periods of Africa and Europe. The ACHAC collection documents the influence of French colonialism, both on Africa and on France itself, as represented in images produced and distributed through the media of French popular culture as well as in the personal photographs of European residents of the African colonies. Some materials concern Belgian and German colonies.
Background
ACHAC (Association Connaissance de l'histoire de l'Afrique contemporaine) is a consortium of scholars and researchers devoted to exploring and promoting discussion of race, iconography and the colonial and post-colonial periods of Africa and Europe. Founded in 1990 by historian and author Pascal Blanchard, ACHAC organizes conferences and prepares scholarly publications on these topics, often in conjunction with other associations. Participants who assisted in the transfer of the materials in this collection include Dr. Blanchard, anthropobiologist Gilles Boëtsch, Director of Research at the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), and historian and filmmaker Eric Deroo.
Extent
32 linear feet (31 boxes, 30 flatfiles, 5 rolls)
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.