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Peace Corps (U.S.)


Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Cameroon, 1964

 File — Box 1003: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387420], Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

Photograph of Peace Corps volunteers assisting with adjustments to a corn mill. The volunteers in the picture are part of a collaborative project between the Cameroon government, the United Natioans Technical Assistance Programs and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Dates of Materials: 1964

Chile: Peace Corps Chile project, 1962-1963

 File — Box 1004: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387743], Folder: 4-5
Scope and Contents Photographs of YWCA Peace Corps projects in Chile. In the early 1960's the YWCA of the USA developed international projects in partnership with the Peace Corps. Volunteers in Chile worked mainly with children and youth in camps, housing projects, kindergartens and a hospital for disabled children. YWCA Peace Corps volunteers are identified on the backs of most photographs. Following the photographs of program activities are photographs of "Peace Corps paintings." These materials are followed...
Dates of Materials: 1962-1963

Conventions, twenty-second, 1961

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 42, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the Student Assembly of the Twenty-second National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. At each convention delegates from student associations meet to unite behind a common purpose and discuss matters unique to their group. The convention approves the development of a peace corps program with student associations and supporting documents outline the purpose and goals of such an association. 

Dates of Materials: 1961

Eldri Louise Dieson papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00602

YWCA executive and overseas official. The Eldri Dieson Papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, research notes, and scrapbooks primarily related to Dieson's work for the YWCA of the U.S.A. The bulk of the papers focus on Dieson's work for the YWCA's Foreign Division in Japan and in Chile.

Dates of Materials: 1905-1994

Jane Sommer papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00148

Teacher and Peace Corps volunteer. The Sommer Papers consist primarily of letters to her family written during her service for the Peace Corps as a teacher in the Philippines. The letters also document her training in Hawaii and at Northern Illinois University. Included are reports to the Peace Corps, correspondence to and from others about her work, and itineraries of her travels in Asia during and after her Peace Corps duty.

Dates of Materials: 1964-66

Nancy Maas papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00708

Peace Corps volunteer; Art historian; Artist; Professor, African Art History. The papers include seventy letters written by Maas to her parents during her time in the Peace Corps in Bolivia, circa 1960s, which are particularly descriptive of the country, early Peace Corps life and shifting social mores among American youth during the 1960s. There are also images of Peace Corps activities and travels in South America.

Dates of Materials: 1964 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1966

Peace, 1961-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 297, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of USA programs and policies for peace including addressing disarmament, Vietnam, and Youth Peace Corps. Public and organizational statements of position and letters to politicians, including the president of the United States, elaborate on the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s stance on these issues. Furthering their mission for international peace and cooperation, the YWCA of the U.S.A. collaborates with the Peace Corps to recruit and train volunteers. The structure and...
Dates of Materials: 1961-1970

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