The RPCV Archival Project is an informal network of RPCVs who work directly with the John F Kennedy Library to preserve the Peace Corps’ legacy through oral history interviews and the collection of archival materials from those who served as volunteers in the field. In the five years of its existence, more than
40 RPCV interviewers have completed approximately 300 interviews. The Project’s basic resource is and will continue to be the unpaid voluntary efforts of those RPCVs who’ve participated, operating mainly through NPCA Affiliate groups.
Now, as we approach the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps, the Project plans a renewed effort (before it’s too late) to seek out those who were the pioneers of the Peace Corps, volunteers from the 1960s. We again appeal to those RPCVs willing to serve as interviewers. The Project Guide is under revision and, along with the required forms, will be available via e-mail PDF.
A modest goal for this renewed archival effort is to add 3000 1960s interviews to the RPCV Collection before the year 2011; that would be about 10% of those who served during that period.
Interested in helping preserve the history of Peace Corps? Contact Bob Klein, Project Organizer at email@example.com.