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.
News and Announcements
AILLA proudly announces the debut of its latest public collection the Duck and Frog Stories in Chuquisaca Quechua Collection of Sue Kalt. This collection contains audio and video recordings of 25 speakers of South Bolivian Quechua narrating stories based on two visual prompts: an adaptation of Mercer Mayer's Frog, Where are You? and a six-panel comic featuring ducks and their eggs created for this project by Dr. Kalt and her collaborators.
AILLA proudly announces its newest collection, the Isthmus Zapotec Collection of Randi Moore. This collection of audio and video recordings made between 2012-2015 in three locations in southern Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec: Juchitán de Zaragoza, La Ventosa, and Santa María Xadani. The materials are recordings made in the course of Dr. Moore's dissertation research on Isthmus Zapotec spatial language and cognition.
AILLA will close for the winter break at the end of the day on Friday, December 22, 2018, and will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. During this time, we will continue to approve account requests once per day, but we will not respond to email. We hope that you have a relaxing winter break and a happy new year.
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