Archive - October 27, 2009

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RPCV Lawrence Lihosit Launches Campaign To Save Peace Corps Books

RPCV Lawrence Lihosit Launches Campaign To Save Peace Corps Books

This is a letter that Larry Lihosit, who served in Honduras, is sending around to congress and the senate seeking to establish at the Library of Congress a Special Collection of Peace Corps books. He is particularly interested in books that are self-published and have limited circulation. This is a very good idea, I think. We need ‘places’ where researchers someday might turn to find out who, what, where, when and how of  the Peace Corps. With the disappearance of books in our world, the Library of Congress is a good location. Or as Hemingway said, “a clear, well lighted place.” Larry wrote me: “I am taking this opportunity to continue my campaign to cajole for the creation of a Peace Corps Experience Collection at the Library of Congress. I sent the attached letter to my congressman, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer,  Dianne Feinstein, and Barack Obama. I intend to resend it . . .

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