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Cal State LA Collections

The Maw Collection is comprised of various artifacts from South America, Mesoamerica, Central America, Southwest America, and Midwest America. In 2021, Cal State LA and USC were awarded a nearly $500,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to catalog and digitize Mesoamerican and Spanish colonial materials, which has supported the accessibility of 360 Mesoamerican artifacts from the pre-classic, proto-classic, and classic period from the MAW collection. The cultures represented are Tlatico, Las Bocas, Chupicuaro, Mexcala, Olmec, Mixtec, Shaft Tomb, Tlapacoya, Zapotec.