Northern Illinois University Peace Corps Thai Collection

The Peace Corps and Thai Collections at NIU: Fall 2023 Collections Colloquium

Northern Illinois University

Join the Northern Illinois University (NIU Library Special Collections and Archives Department and the Southeast Asia Library for the annual Fall Collections Colloquium featuring presentations on the impact of the Peace Corps on the NIU Community. Retired NIU Thai Studies professor and Peace Corps volunteer, Dr. John Hartman (Thailand 1964-67), will reflect on his involvement with the Peace Corps training program at NIU and his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. Southeast Asia Library Curator, Hao Phan, will present on the digitization of Thai Peace Corps materials in the Southeast Asian library holdings. Additionally, NIU School of Music Instructor, Chamni Sripraram, will perform selections of traditional Thai music with the Thai Music Ensemble.

The Colloquium will be held in the Founders Memorial Library First Floor Gallery on October 19, 2023, from 4:30-6:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required, but attendees are encourage to RSVP. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Brad Wiles at or 815-75-9392.

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