Fonds 23 - Nadia Abu-Zahra fonds

Woman in the saoifa Items of the bridal trousseau Exhibition of the bridal trousseau Bridal trousseau procession Musical group accompanying the bridal trousseau Coffee shop in the Zawiya Exhibition of the bridal trousseau Algeria desert Algeria oases Bedouins in the Algeria desert Algeria desert Algeria desert A bedouin lady Mosque in Algerian desert Roman ruins in the north of Algeria Bridal celebrations Boy at circumcision invitation Exhibition of the bridal trousseau Bridal trousseau on display Women in the bride's house
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Nadia Abu-Zahra fonds

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26 photographs : col. slides

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Nadia Abu-Zahra was appointed an anthropologist in the Anthropology/Sociology Department of the University of British Columbia by Director Cyril Belshaw in the late 1960s or early 1970s. She graduated from Oxford with a PhD in social anthropology, and later lived and taught at Oxford.

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The fonds consists of 26 colour slides, including ceremonies and traditions related to weddings and male circumcision taken in Tunisia, as well as scenery and people in Algeria.

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Further accruals are not expected. Initial accession is #2010-04.

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407/1, 407/2

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Updated August 2018 by Alexandra Alisauskas (photograph descriptions).

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  • Box: Multiple private records 6