National Anthropological Archives

Guide to the Peace Corps Volunteers collection, 1920-1984

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.1975-43
Dates:
1920-1984
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
25 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection includes contributions from 101 former volunteers or administrators who served in such countries and regions as Afghanistan, Antigua, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ceylon, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dahomey, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland,Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey and Upper Volta.
The volunteers were involved in diverse assignments such as education, community development, agriculture, health work, and service through such special skills as art, surveying, mechanics, and photography. Two additional collections are including materials of missionaries that were offered to the archives as the result of the program to collect Peace Corps materials. Included are diaries, correspondence, writings, printed and processed material, sound recordings, and administrative materials. There are also photographic materials that show such subjects as traditional and modern agriculture, architecture, body scarification, ceremonies, dance, dress, fishing, food preparation and other domestic activities, industry, medicine, and transportation.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arranged numerically, with indexes based upon creator names and subject of materials.

Historical note
Historical note
In 1975, Herman Joseph Viola, the director of the National Anthropological Archives; Saul Herbert Riesenberg, the curator for Oceania Ethnology in the Smithsonian╩╣s Department of Anthropology; and Dirk Ballendorf, assistant chief of programs and training for Peace Corps operations in North Africa, the Near East, Asia, and the Pacific, worked out a program whereby the archives would collect materials of former Peace Corps volunteers. In addition to photographic and other materials of potential use to many researchers, the collection was intended to document the impact of the volunteers on host countries and the experiences of the volunteers in working in foreign cultures.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Peace Corps Volunteers collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use. In some cases, copyright or literary property rights have been retained by the donor.

More Information
DONOR/AUTHOR INDEX
DONOR/AUTHOR INDEX
ACTION, Library 14
ANDERSON, Charles 80
ANDERSON, David 74
ANGUS, Marlene 45
ARMSTRONG, Steven A. 81
BAARS, Fred 52
BALLENCORD, Dirk 98
BARAN, Peter 75
BARDONE, Chad 30
BARTLETT, Evadna 37
BARTON, Randall 25
BENNETT, Tressa 64
BERGEN, Barbara 49
BLASIN, Salvadore 87
BLETZER, Keith 38
BOUQUET-CHESTER, S. 60
BORAM, Clifford 86
BRADLEY, Dorothy 50
BRIDGES, William 53
BROADHURST, Dale R. 94
BROWN, James 41
BUCKS, Betsy Long 20
COE, Jane Meleney 7
COLARELLI, Stephen 66
COOKE, Muriel 102
CROCKER, Walter 4
CUNHA, Frances 55
DEEKLE, Peter 10
DI NEWS DE 97
DIXON, Gale 56
DOUGHERTY, Orpha 40
DRAPER, Mrs. E. 5
EBY, Craig 54
ELMORE, L. & R. 33
FEDUSKA, Katherine 59
FORSTER, Robert 57
FREIVALDS, John 22
FUNK, Thomas 2
GIANNINI, Alfred 8
GILBERT, Paul 16
GILDESGAME, Myron 70
GILVEAR, Elaine 87
GOLDSCHEN, Stuart 92
HALL, Dana 72
HALLORAN, John 27
HERRIFF, Judy 71
HERZBERG, Dorothy 11
HILL, Michael 17
HOOD, Charles 23
HUBBARD, William 5
HUTCHENS, Bertha 24
HUTCHISON, Charlotte 89
HYLAND, Jaclyn 44
INGRAM, Jim 85
JARVIS, Anna 81
JOHNSON, Karl 18
KEHMEIER, Norman & Dorothy 91
KEPLINGER, Myra 43
KIDD,William 65
KIMMINS, Joe 15
KIRKPATRICK, Polly 68
KLOETERS, Mikell 96
KUHN, Clyde 9
LA BOCINA 90
LANCEFIELD, Judith A. 93
LYNCH, Roger 61
MAGNINI, Sandra 82
MAYER, Kathe Kahn 47
MILLER, Janet K. 101
MILLER, Jeanne P. 95
MILLER, Linda 3
MORTON, Fred 13
MULLER, Linda 3
PEACE CORPS 31
PC/ECUADOR 21
PC/Honduras 83
PIKE, Edgar 1
PRUETT, Karen 78
REBER, Vera Blinn 77
ROBOTHAM, Robert 46
ROTH, Alan 6
RUFFINO, Sally 12
RUSH, Richard 69
RUSS, Trudy 42
SALAS, Nancy 32
SCANLON, Michael 79
SIMPSON, Mark 28
SINGER, Jennice 26
SMALDONE, Joseph 67
SOLES, Roger 88
SOULE, R. & P. 51
SPURGA, Allen 19
STAHLMAN, Nelson 36
STJERNHOLM, Duane D.
STOCK, S. & R. 48
SWENNES, Katherine 34
TEICHMAN, Alicia 67
THOMAS, Jay 100
THOMAS, Stephen 58
WAGNER, Mark D. 99
WAIDNER, William 63
WALLENDER, Kenneth 62
WATSON, Willie Mae 35
WILD, Arthur 39
Willard, Charles 29
WOOD, Dorothy 76

TOPICAL INDEX: Photographs, Slides and Film
TOPICAL INDEX: Photographs, Slides and Film
AGRICULTURE: traditional, modern, preparation, planting, harvesting
2, 5, 12, 14, 57, 65, 68, 82
ARCHITECTURE: archaeological, traditional, modern, construction
5, 10, 12, 14, 57, 58, 64, 65, 68, 76
ARTISTS: weavers, wood carvers, pottery, tie dye material
5, 25, 35, 40, 57
CEREMONIES: birth, initiation, marriage, death
5, 10, 35, 48, 55, 58, 59, 82
DEFORMATION: body scarification
35
DOMESTIC LIFE: cooking, food preparation, washing, etc.
5, 12, 24, 25, 33, 48, 55, 57, 58, 65, 68, 82
FISHING: ocean, farming
5, 12, 14, 65
INDUSTRY: small machine shops, factories, processing plants
5, 12, 65
MEDICINE: local health problems/clinics
5, 14, 55
TRANSPORTATION: traditional, modern
5, 12, 14, 35, 65

TOPICAL INDEX: Essays, Theses by region
TOPICAL INDEX: Essays, Theses by region
NORTH AFRICA, NEAR EAST, & PACIFIC:
1, 6, 17, 31, 45, 47, 52, 53, 73, 81

COUNTRY INDEX
COUNTRY INDEX
AFGHANISTAN
14, 63
BENGAL
53
BOLIVIA
30, 59, 92
BOTSWANA
81
BURKINA FASO
101
CAMEROON
96
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
15
CEYLON
47, 49
CHAD
91
CHILE
37
COSTA RICA
77
DAHOMEY
99
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
14, 33
EL SALVADOR
31
GABON
23, 31
GHANA
14, 31
GUATEMALA
31, 72
GUINEA
31, 86
INDONESIA
31, 71
IVORY COAST
69
JAMAICA
14, 31, 65
LESOTHO
85
LIBERIA
12, 31, 44
MALAWI
31
MARSHALL ISLANDS
17, 18, 25
MICRONESIA
1, 31, 45
MOROCCO
31
NEPAL
31, 94
NIGER
14, 31
OMAN
58
PAKISTAN
26, 31
SENEGAL
8, 66
SIERRA LEONE
14, 51, 97
SOMALIA
16
SWAZILAND
93
TANZANIA
67
THAILAND
6, 89
TOGO
14, 68
TURKEY
87
UPPER VOLTA
62
WEST INDIES
75


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Costa Rica Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cookery Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oman Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dahomey Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swaziland Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tanzania Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agriculture Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Ecuador Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Togo Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Upper Volta Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
El Salvador Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dance Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Turkey Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diaries Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ethiopia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tunisia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fishing Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Viola, Herman J. (1938-) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballendorf, Dirk Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Riesenberg, Saul H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peace Corps (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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