A Tanzania national and professor of African history at William Paterson of New Jersey is doing research for purposes of publishing a book on the history of the Peace Corps Volunteers in Tanzania. This endeavor is both personal and scholarly. He was taught by a Peace Corps teacher in middle school at Chilonwa in Dodoma, Tanzania. He says that his Peace Corps teacher, Mr. Thomas Houlihan, made a great difference in his schooling experience and motivated him to do the best he could. Also, as the first American that he met Houlihan impressed him as an amiable representation of American friendliness.
That being said, his scholarly interest in the history of the Peace Corps Volunteers in Tanzania is due to the fact that their contribution to Tanzania’s development has eluded the attention of students of Tanzania history, with the exception of a few memoirs by returned PCVs. He would like to cover this lacunae in the historiography of Tanzania since independence and would appreciate any help that you are able to provide.
To facilitate this endeavor, Doctor Mbogoni writes, “I have a questionnaire that elicits data/information that will enable me to highlight the different roles that PCVs have played in Tanzania’s post-independence development. A completed questionnaire can be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by ordinary mail to my address below.
Lawrence Mbogoni, PhD
Professor, Africana-World Studies Department
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Wayne, NJ 07470
(Lawrence’s last book is entitled *Miscegenation, Identity and Status in Colonial Africa* by Routledge (United Kingdom).