Ronald Petocz Slides
Dr. Ronald G. Petocz worked in Afghanistan from 1971 to 1978. While there, he shot photographs he would have developed into slides documenting his travels visiting different parts of the country to ascertain protected areas for the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The collection of 35mm slides deals with the local communities in places such as the Pamir Mountains, the Wakhan Valley and Nuristan where the endangered snow leopard and markhor goats survive. Beside providing a glimpse of the natural beauty of the country a large portion of the slides also deal with the Kirghiz, Wakhi, Nuristani, Baluchi and Laghmani communities of the country. The slides provide a perspective of how the people lived and survived in peace in these regions before their lives were changed by political turmoil resulting in the devastation of these rare communities that had carried on for centuries. Description of the collection was provided by the donor. The slides are housed in polyester sleeves with an identification at the top of each sleeve.
- Creation: 1971-1978
- Petocz, Ronald G. (Creator, Person)
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0.66 Cubic Feet (2 boxes) : 35mm slides
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The slides have been in the possession of Khushal Habibi, Ph.D. since 2005. At the time they were working on a joint project to write a book on their experiences in Afghanistan as wildlife biologists. Khushal Habibi met Petocz in 1971 when Habibi was a student at Kabul University and in a span of seven years they visited different parts of the country to ascertain protected areas for the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. After the death of Petocz, Habibi wished to donate the images to an appropriate repository.
In 2022, Khushal Habibi physically transferred the collection to UNO Libraries Archives and Special Collections. The donation agreement was signed by Tom Petocz as executor of Ronald G. Petocz's will.
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