1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 19, 2021 1:34 PM by Charlie Busch

    Seeking American Peace Corps records

    William Allen Newbie

      Peace Corps records do not seem to be well-kept and organized, not at all like military records and other government records. The Peace Corps office seems not to have the staff to "dig" into whatever files there are. I wonder if there is a government portal that gives access to such things, at least by list if not digitized. I suspect the same is true for Teach for America.

        • Re: Seeking American Peace Corps records
          Charlie Busch Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Allen,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 181 series in the Records of the Peace Corps (Record Group 490) that may be of interest. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          We also located 5 series, 2764 file units & 1175 items in various record groups that pertain to Americorps, the parent organization for Teach For America. Some of these records are digitized. In addition, we located 215 file units & 142 items in various record groups that include records about Teach for America. Most of these records are digitized For more information about the non-digitized records, please contact the reference unit listed in the record description.


          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 RDT2 and various other NARA reference units. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Lastly, located websites of the Peace Corps, Americorps, and Teach for America that may be of interest.


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