From the website at the National Archives:
“Act of September 22, 1961 (Peace Corps Act), Public Law 87-293, 75 STAT 612, Which Established a Peace Corps to Help the People of Interested Countries and Areas in Meeting Their Needs for Skilled Manpower, 9/22/1961”
Read the Act here: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/299874
Coincidentally, RPCV Chris Matthews (Swaziland 1968-70) host of MSNBC’s Hard Ball, ended his show last night with a tribute to his Peace Corps group, from whose reunion he had just returned. He spoke of pride in his fellow RPCVs and his affection and appreciation for them and all the people of Swaziland, who had welcomed and helped them. What a fitting way to commemorate the 57th!