Cultural Archive of Cañar/Archivo Cultural de Cañar
The Cañar digital archive project includes several collections besides my own: – Historic images of town photographer Rigoberto Navas (1911-2001), printed and scanned from hundreds of glass-plate and early celluloid negatives. – Early Peace Corps volunteers in Cañar (1968-74) donated photographs, documents and recordings. – Danish anthropologists Niels Fock and Eva Krener contributed hundreds of photos from their time in the village of Juncal (1973-77). – Videos and recordings made by ethnomusicologist Allison Adrian during her six months in Cañar in 2016.
The archive will eventually include my own extensive collection of documentary photographs (1992-2022), along with videos, oral histories, and music recordings. These collections are housed in a database in Cañar at the Quilloac school library, and have been acquired by AILLA (Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America) at the LILLAS Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.