Archive - October 24, 2018

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Kennedy signed Peace Corps Act — Up for Auction!
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“An Example for Government” from Who’s Who in The Peace Corps

Kennedy signed Peace Corps Act — Up for Auction!

  Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from William Evensen (Peru 1964-66) Current Auction Is Open For Bidding Our Current Auction Closes Nov 07         #59 – John F. Kennedy Signed Peace Corps Act Page Estimate: $10,000+ Page of the Peace Corps Act signed by President Kennedy Partial DS as president, signed “John F. Kennedy,” one page, 10 x 14, September 22, 1961. The seventh page of an early official printing of H. R. 7500, ‘An Act to provide for a Peace Corps to help the peoples of interested countries and areas in meeting their needs for skilled manpower,’ otherwise known as the ‘Peace Corps Act,’ boldly signed in the lower margin by President Kennedy. This section of the document outlines the general powers and authorities granted to the president under the act, and it appears to be from a printer’s proof of the act: an erroneous quotation mark . . .

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“An Example for Government” from Who’s Who in The Peace Corps

Sargent Shriver Writes (Letter edited for length) I hope this booklet—Who’s Who in The Peace Corps—will give Peace Corps Volunteers in the field a little information about the quality and the background of the members of the Washington staff. Nothing that I could say about the dedication and ability of these men and women could improve upon the assessment of them made by President Kennedy last June 14 when he said that they “have brought to government service a sense of morale and a sense of enthusiasm and, really, commitment, which has been absent from too many governmental agencies for too many years.” He went on to say that he believes that the members of the Peace Corps/Washington staff “have set an example for government service which I hope will be infectious”. Vital as these people are, however, not one of them is more important to the Peace Corps than . . .

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