Scope and Content

1099 colour and black and white 35mm slides (slide mount 2" x 2") created by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf, with a smaller number of slides by other photographers and commercial/governmental organisations. The slides relate largely to South Asia. However, there is some coverage of neighbouring areas, including the Middle East and Southeast Asia.


The slides are arranged into three series, reflecting the sections found in the original SOAS Department of Anthropology catalogue: 'Communities'; 'Architecture'; and 'Maps & Diagrams'.

Access Information

No slide projector is available. Slides can be viewed using a light box and magnifying glass only


Other Finding Aids

A typed paper catalogue, with index (blue folder) 'The Christoph von Fürer Haimendorf Slide Collection', produced by the SOAS Department of Anthropology, is available in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

Custodial History

The slides were previously held as the 'The Christoph von Fürer Haimendorf Slide Collection' by the SOAS Department of Anthropology & Sociology