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Wade Hall Collection of Ashanti People Postcards

Identifier: 2014-016

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of nineteen published, photographic postcards showing daily life of the Ashanti people. Printed in the United Kingdom, the postcards were published by the Methodist Book Depot, Cape Coast, Gold Coast.


  • 1930s

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections ( with questions regarding specific manuscript collections.

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Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

The Ashanti people are the largest subgroup of the Akan people and who live predominately in Asanteman, Ghana, and Ivory Coast. They speak the Akan language and the Asante dialect. They are of Akana origin.


0.2083 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Collection includes published photographs showing everyday life of the Ashanti people.

Physical Location

These materials are stored at our off-site Archival Facility (AF) and may require up to two business days for retrieval and delivery for use in our Hoole Library reading room. Please email archives@ua.eduor call 205-348-0500 for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Wade Hall.

Processing Information

Processed by Marina Klarić, August 2014; revised 2021
Guide to the Wade Hall Collection of Ashanti People Postcards
Marina Klarić
August 2014; revised 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266