1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 5, 2021 12:05 PM by Leo Belleville

    Searching for Peace Corps archives

    Natasha Haverty Newbie

      Hi all, I'm looking for images, written materials, sound recordings, or video recordings from the late 1960s Peace Corps days. Thanks for any wisdom on what, if anything, is available online.

        • Re: Searching for Peace Corps archives
          Leo Belleville Wayfarer

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub.

           

          We have searched the National Archives Catalog and may have located material relevant to your research in Record Group 491 Records of the Peace Corps. You can use this link to view the series available within the National Archives catalog. Please note that not all of this material has been digitized.

          For Motion Pictures and Still Pictures from the Peace Corps you can contact the National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures Branch (RDSM), mopix@nara.gov  For the Still Pictures Branch (RDSS),  stillpix@nara.gov

           

          In addition, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library located in Boston, MA retains records related to the Peace Corp. You can find the a finding aid by using this link

          https://www.jfklibrary.org/asset-viewer/archives/USPC#idm1946351496

           

          Finally, American University holds an archives of material for the National Peace Corp Association

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from Textual Reference (RDT2). We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

           

          Leo L. Belleville III

           

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