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    Papers of Peace Corps Volunteers, 1920-1984.
     
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    Title: 
    Papers of Peace Corps Volunteers, 1920-1984.
    Phy. Description: 
    25 linear feet (45 boxes)
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding aid
    Bio / His Notes: 
    In 1975, Herman Joseph Viola, the director of the National Anthropological Archives; Saul Herbert Riesenberg, the curator for Oceania Ethnology in the Smithsonianʹs 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.
    Summary: 
    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.
    Organization: 
    Arranged numerically, with indexes based upon creator names and subject of materials.
    Finding aids: 
    Electronic version of numerical list and related indexes available on the website of the National Anthropological archives.
    Cite as: 
    Papers of Peace Corps Volunteers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
    Restrictions: 
    In some cases, copyright or literary property rights have been retained by the donor.
    Geog. Location: 
    Afghanistan
    Antigua
    Bolivia
    Botswana
    Brazil
    Ceylon
    Central African Republic
    Chile
    China
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    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
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    Togo
    Tunisia
    Upper Volta
    Subject-Topical: 
    Agriculture
    Architecture
    Rites and ceremonies
    Dance
    Dress
    Fishing
    Cookery
    Industry
    Medicine
    Transportation
    Body scarification
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Dahomey
    Turkey
    Burkina Faso
    Chad
    Swaziland
    Cameroon
    Subject-Name: 
    Viola, Herman Joseph 1938-
    Ballendorf, Dirk
    Riesenberg, Saul H.
    Peace Corps (U.S.)
    Form / Genre: 
    Diaries
    Letters
    Manuscripts
    Printed material
    Processed materials
    Audiotapes
    Administrative records
    Photographs
    Repository Loc: 
    National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
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