New Collection: The Cañar Peace Corps Collection

AILLA's newest public collection is the Cañar Peace Corps Collection which features more than 400 photographs taken in the 1960s and 1970s by US Peace Corps Volunteers working in Ecuador working with the Kichwa-speaking Cañari people on projects related to issues such as agrarian reform, forestry, and artesinal products. Many photographs (some in color, others in black and white) are portraits of Cañari people or panoramas of the dramatic landscape of southern Ecuador.

This is the first in a series of new AILLA collections focusing on the Cañari people of Ecuador. Other public materials in Cañar Highland Kichwa can be found in the Quechua Languages Collection of Rosaleen Howard of Newcastle University.

A finding aid listing all files in this collection with English descriptions has been produced.