Visual Materials [subseries]:
The material in this subseries adds to the depth of the collection by providing a visual dimension to documentation. Photographs and slides are clear and present a wide variety of scenes. The slides include scenes from Vicos, the Callejon de Huaylas, Cuzco and Bolivia.
Some photographs of Vicos, showing the setting and impact of the CPP, were mounted as an exhibition collection. John Collier, Jr. and Abraham Guillen did a good deal of photography for the project; it is quite possible that they took these photographs although there are no labels. There are also mounted photographs depicting other places in Peru.
May Kedney, although not connected with the CPP, taught in the Vicos school the summer of 1954. The paintings by Vicosino boys were produced under her supervision. As an art instructor at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, she was interested in how artwork by Vicosino children would compare in subject and style with that of American children. Vicosino children had not done artwork of this type before. They started painting with clay pigments on newspaper, using brushes made from horse tail hair set in builder's glue. Later Kedney got water colors and plain paper. She also gave the boys some clay to model.