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Myrta and Emory Ross Collection of African Photographs

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Ross, Emory.
Title: Myrta and Emory Ross Collection of African Photographs
Inclusive Dates: 1897-1938
Quantity: 2 linear ft.
Abstract: Missionaries and friends of Albert Schweitzer. Photographs.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Emory Ross (1887-1973) was a missionary with the Disciples of Christ. He and his wife, Myrta, became friends with Albert Schweitzer while serving as missionaries in equatorial Africa, and were early supporters of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship during World War II.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Myrta and Emory Ross Collection of African Photographs consists entirely of photographs of African people and places.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Photographs are arranged alphabetically in each box by topic.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Ross, Emory.
Ross, Myrta.


Africa -- Photographs.
Belgian Congo -- Photographs.
Liberia -- Photographs.
Nigeria -- Photographs.
Southern Rhodesia -- Photographs.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Myrta and Emory Ross Collection of African Photographs,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Estelle Linzer

Finding Aid Information

Created by: --
Date: 1996
Revision history: 21 Jul 2014 - corrected bio (MRC); 10 Jan 2024 - collection rehoused and inventory updated (DTF)

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Oversize 1 Tumbra of Africa - with printed guide
Oversize 1 Congo 1938
Oversize 1 Early Congo mission 1897-1906
Oversize 1 Old Congo 1928, 1938
Oversize 2 African faces
Oversize 2 Congo life 1921
Oversize 2 Congo Methodist mission
Oversize 2 Early Congo mission
Oversize 2 Joseph Clark's prints 1928-1929
Oversize 2 Liberia 1938
Oversize 2 Nigeria, Southern Rhodesia 1938
Oversize 2 Southern Rhodesia 1938
Oversize 2 Ubangi River, Congo circa 1916
Oversize 2 West African coast 1938

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