Cornell University Library Digital Collections

Vicosinos carrying casket and religious banner, Festival of Virgin de las Mercedes

About the collection

Cornell's University Archives holds the documents produced by thirteen years (1952-1965) of collaboration between North American social scientists and some 360 peasant households in the northern Peruvian highlands. This page covers four documentary sets: scanned images of paper files that illuminate critical variables of cultural change in the region; some 2,000 images, selected from a much larger cache of analog prints and negatives; the guide to collection, held in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections; and an associated website, Vicos: a Virtual Tour.