UPDATE: RPCV Oral History Archives Project

Here is an important  announcement received from Patrica Wand (Colombia 63-65) and Evelyn Ganzglass (Somalia 1966 –1968)  on behalf of the RPCV Oral History Archives Project.

“We are pleased to announce that we applied for Affiliate Group status for the RPCV Oral History Archives Project (OHAP) and in December the request was granted by National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).  This is a wonderful year-end tribute to Phyllis Noble,(Nigeria 65-67) who died in 2017, and to Robert Klein,(Ghana  61-63) OHAP Founder,who died in 2012, for their essential contributions to the Project.

And there’s more good news.   Three RPCVs have joined us in forming a leadership team for the RPCV Oral History Archives Project.

Amy Amessoudji  (Guinea 1995-1997)
Cedar Wolf  (Namibia 2006-2008)
Harry Bennett  (Belize 2002-2004),
Fundraising is underway to pay for digitizing over 520 analog interviews in the JFK Library. Interviews since 2015 are recorded electronically and over 100 are now available in the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection at the JFK Library.  See  https://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/Archives/RPCV.aspx?f=1

Plans are underway for us to attend Peace Corps Connect, August 23- 26, 2018 in Shawnee Mission PA.  There we can promote the Project through an exhibit, presentations and recording interviews.”

Comments or questions may be directed to OralHistoryProject@peacecorpsconnect.org


 Peace Corps World Wide described the history of the project in an earlier story.  Here is that link:

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  • Good news and glad to hear that Phyllis Noble and Robert Klein prevailed (beyond the grave) — so grand a pair

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