Cornell University Library Digital Collections

Map of Peru showing Central and South Andean Departments

About the collection

This collection of materials is derived from Professor Billie Jean Isbell's 40 years of research in the Andes, primarily in the southern Andean department of Ayacucho and specifically in the village of Chuschi, Peru, and the surrounding region of the River Pampas Valley. Included in this collection are approximately 1500 photographs, thirteen songs, Professor Isbell's ethnography, To Defend Ourselves: Ecology and Ritual in an Andean Village, as well as selected publications.