Category Archives: 1980s

Jessica Vapnek in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Country of Service: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Place of Service: Kirumba

Service Type: Education

Dates in Service: July 1985-July 1987

Keywords: Community Development, Education, Health, Youth

Accession Date: December 6, 2022

Access: No restrictions

Collection Size: 0.1 linear feet

Document Types

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Reports

Finding Aid:

Box 1

  1. Papers
    1. Peace Corps Placement Paperwork, 1984-1985
    2. Zaire Peace Corps Handbook, 1985
    3. Friends of Peace Corps Symposium, 1985-1986
    4. IDs, Papers, and Certificates, c. 1985-1987
    5. Correspondence, 1985-1987

Tags: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire, Education, Documents

John Caracciolo in the Philippines and Colombia

Countries of Service: the Philippines and Colombia
Service Type: Socio-Economic Studies and Research (in Colombia)
Dates in Service: July 25, 1975-August 6, 1977 (Philippines)
September 30, 1977-January 3, 1980 (Colombia)
Keywords: Agriculture

Accession Date: November 30, 2021
Access: No restrictions
Collection Size: 0.25 linear feet

Document Types

  • Correspondence
  • Reports

Finding Aid

  1. Personal Correspondence (hand-written letters) sent by Donor and addressed to Donor’s late Father (Henry Caracciolo) during the period of Donor’s two U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer tours of service in the Philippines (July 25, 1975 – August 6, 1977), and Colombia (September30, 1977 – January 3, 1980) 
  2. Completion of Service – Description of Peace Corps Volunteer Service in the Philippines and Colombia. 
  3. Miscellaneous photographs and images  

Stephanie Weise in Ecuador

Country of Service: Ecuador
Dates in Service: 1984-1986
Keywords: Agriculture, Architecture, Community Development, Environment, Urban Planning

Accession Date: April 16, 2021
Access: no restrictions
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (located in small collections)

Document Types

  • Photographs

Finding Aid

  1. Negatives, no date 
  2. Photographs of Bullfighting, no date 
  3. Slides: Costa Rica (1984), San Clemente Beach (1984), El Rosal 
  4. Slides: Galapagos, Latacunga 
  5. Finding Aid for Slides Housed at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (4300 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105) 

Jacqueline Coolidge in Botswana

Country of Service: Botswana
Place of Service: Mahalapye
Service Project: Middle School Teacher, Developmental & Social Studies
Dates in Service: 1980-1982
Keywords: Community Development, Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Literacy, Youth

Accession Date: March 24, 2021
Access: no restrictions
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (located in small collections)

Document Types

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs

Digital Files

  • Letters Home from Peace Corps (or, What I did NOT tell my parents)
    • Chapter 1: Introduction, Training, and Village Live-In
    • Ten digitized pictures associated with Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2:  Mahalapye–Moving in and Starting Work (Third Semester 1980)
    • Five digitized pictures associated with Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3: Christmas Break 1980
    • Chapter 4: 1981 First Semester
    • Chapter 5: Vacation in Zimbabwe
    • Chapter 6: 1981 Second Semester
    • Chapter 7: August Break 1981
    • Chapter 8: Third Semester 1981
    • Chapter 9: 1982 First Semester
    • Chapter 10: Safari through Kalahari, Okavango and Zimbabwe
    • Chapter 11: Second Semester, 1982
    • Chapter 12: Vacation July 1982 and Epilogue

Digital Surrogates

Related Items in Other Repositories

Finding Aid

  1. Correspondence, July 21, 1980-December 2, 1980 
  2. Correspondence, December 22, 1980-August 4, 1981 
  3. Correspondence, August 13, 1981-July 23, 1982 

Linda Munroe-Davidson in Dominican Republic (Friends of Dominican Republic)

Country of Service: Dominican Republic
Dates in Service: 1986-?
Keywords: Community Development, Education, Health, Literacy

Accession Date: February 23, 2021
Access: no restrictions
Collection Size: .5 linear feet

Document Types

  • Reports
  • Publications

Finding Aid

  1. Canvas Bag; Peace Corps, Dominican Republic 
  2. Programs (25th Anniversary and subsequent Reunion), 1985 and 1987 
  3. Publication (“Gringo Grita,” Jan./Feb. 1986-Jan./Feb. 1988) 
  4. Publication (“Gringo Grita,” Mar./Apr. 1988-June/July 1989) 
  5. Publication (“Peace Corps Times,” July/Aug. 1986-Mar. 1991) 

Christopher A. Lindberg in Burkina Faso

Country of Service: Burkina Faso (Also: USAID work in The Gambia; Peace Corps Technical Training in Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, Senegal, Mali, Tunisia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Kenya, Niger, and Chad)
Service Project Title(s): Agroforestry Specialist, Peace Corps African Food Systems Initiative Design, Peace Corps Agroforestry Feasibility Study
Dates in Service: 1978-1981
Keywords: Agriculture, Community Development, Education, Environment, Health, Information Technology, Urban Planning, Youth

Accession Date: February 3, 2021
Access: no restrictions
Collection Size: .1 linear feet

Document Types

  • Slides
  • Photographs

Digital Surrogates

  • Digital scans of slides

Finding Aid

Box 1 

  1. Photographs; Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Kenya, South Carolina, Alabama, Senegal, Niger, Mali, Liberia 
  2. Photographs, Cameroon and Kenya 
  3. Photographs; The Gambia, Niger, Mali 
  4. Photographs, Peace Corps Technical Training (Epes, Alabama and St. Helena Island, South Carolina) 
  5. Photographs, Cameroon and Chad 
  6. Photographs, Liberia 
  7. Slides; Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Kenya, South Carolina, Alabama, Senegal, Niger, Mali, Liberia 

Box 2 

  1. Slides; Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, The Gambia, Kenya 
  2. Slides; Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, The Gambia, Kenya 
  3. Slides, Various Locations 

Carmine Grasso in Kiribati

Country of Service: Kiribati
Place of service: Onotoa
Service Type: Community Health Worker
Dates in Service: 1979-1981
Keywords: Agriculture, Community Development, Education, Environment, Health, Urban Planning, Youth

Accession Date: January 27, 2021
Access: no restrictions
Collection Size: .25 linear feet

Document Types

  • Reports
  • Publications
  • Training Materials

Related Items in Other Repositories

Finding Aid

  1. Training Manuals 
  2. Training Materials 
  3. End of Service Document + Miscellaneous Reports & Publications