The Photographs of Africa Collection includes photographs of Africa from various research projects and photographers. Currently, this growing collection includes select photographs by cinematographer/photographer Martin Rikli (1898-1969) documenting his Ethiopian (Abessinien) expedition from 1935-36, which coincided with the second Italo-Abyssinian War. The finding aid provides more information on the Rikli photographs and the Special Collections website provides more information on the archival holdings of African photography.

Works in this collection are intended to be used in tandem with the literature, maps, art, and historical documents held in the Africa General Collections.