Category Archives: Architecture

James (Jim) C. Todd in Colombia

Name: James (Jim) C. Todd

Country of Service: Colombia

Service Project: Educational Television Utilization Volunteer

Dates in Service: 1963-1965

Keywords: Architecture, Business, Community Development, Education, Environment, Health, Information Technology, Libraries, Literacy, Urban Planning, Youth

Accession Date: April 16, 2021

Access: no restrictions

Collection Size: 1 linear foot

Document Types

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Reports
  • Publications
  • Training Materials

Stephanie Weise in Ecuador

Name: Stephanie Weise

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

Document Types

  • Photographs

John S. Jacoby in Nepal & South Africa

Name: John S. Jacoby

Country of Service: Nepal; South Africa

Place of Service: Bastipur (Nepal)

Service Type: Teacher at Bastipur High School in English (grades 6 & 7), Science (grade 6-8), & Math (grade 6); Peace Corps Country Director for South Africa

Dates in Service: 1970-1972; 2011-2014

Keywords: Agriculture, Architecture, Business, Community Development, Education, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Information Technology, Libraries, Literacy, Sports, Urban Planning, Youth

Accession Date: April 4, 2021

Access: no restrictions

Collection Size: .5 linear feet

Document Types

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Reports
  • Publications

Katharine Gabell Panfil in Venezuela & Guatemala

Name: Katharine Gabell Panfil

Country of Service: Venezuela & Guatemala

Service Type: Community Development Work (Health & Sanitation)

Dates in Service: 1964-?

Keywords: Architecture, Community Development, Education, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Urban Planning

Accession Date: February 17, 2021

Access: no restrictions

Collection Size: 1 open reel audio tape

Document Types

  • Sound

Helene Dudley in Albania & Slovakia

Name: Helene Dudley

Country of Service: Albania & Slovakia

Place of Service: Presov (Slovakia)

Service Type: Training (Albania); Small & Advanced Business Development (Slovakia)

Dates in Service: 1997 (Albania); 1997-1999 (Slovakia)

Keywords: Architecture, Business, Community Development, Education, Information Technology, Urban Planning

Accession Date: January 27, 2021

Access: no restrictions

Collection Size: .5 linear feet

Document Types

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Reports
  • Publications

Helene Dudley in Colombia (Friends of Colombia)

Name: Helene Dudley

Country of Service: Colombia

Place of Service: Barranquilla

Service Type: Urban Community Development (Colombia)

Dates in Service: 1968-1970

Keywords: Agriculture, Architecture, Business, Community Development, Education, Information Technology, Urban Planning

Accession Date: January 27, 2021

Access: no restrictions

Collection Size: .5 linear feet

Document Types

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Reports
  • Publications

Richard Cutter in Peru & Morocco

Name: Richard Cutter
Country of Service: Peru & Morocco
Service Type: Urban UCD/Architect
Dates in Service: 1966-1968 (Peru), 1968-1969 (Morocco)
Keywords: Architecture, Business, Community Development, Education, Urban Planning

Accession Date: November 10, 2020
Access: No restrictions
Collection Size: 1 linear foot

Document Types:

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Reports

Gene Carl Feldman in Western Samoa

Name: Gene Carl Feldman
Country of Service: Western Samoa
Place of Service: Upolu, Savai’i, and Manono
Service Type: Village Fisheries Development Project and Sea Turtle Conservation Project
Dates in Service: 1974-1977
Keywords: Agriculture, Architecture, Environment, Community Development

Accession Date: September 30, 2019
Access: No restrictions
Collection Size: 20 digital files

Document Types

  • Photographs
  • Reports
  • Publications
  • Memoirs

Odd Jobs in the Peace Corps

Most Peace Corps Volunteers spend their service as educators, working in community development, or in public health.

But some volunteers spend their two years serving in very different jobs. For example, Avram Primack worked with marine fisheries in the Philippines from 1987-1989 and Terry Kennedy and James Kolb worked on the Peace Corps Educational TV Project in Colombia from 1964-1966 and 1963-1965, respectively.

Take a look at three more odd jobs we have in the collection.

 

While serving in Colombia from 1964-1966 Howard Ellegant worked as an architect. Ellegant drew out plans for multiple schools, a house, and a church.

Howard Ellegant, Colombia, 1964-1966. “Iglesia de Troncocito” October 5, 1965 (Truncated Church)

 

Meghan Keith-Hynes (Haiti, 1986) and Richard Burns (Dominican Republic, 1962-1964) both worked in Forestry. Burns notes that his group was trained in fire suppression and aiding the Dominican Republic government to establish their own forest service. Meghan worked on starting a community nursery independent of the government.

Meghan Keith-Hynes, Haiti, 1986

Richard Burns, Dominican Republic, 1962-1964, “Planting trees”

 

Steven Bossi served in India from 1966-1968 and worked on the Andhra Pradesh Science Workshop, which worked with local science teachers. The workshop focused on two things: aspects of science teaching that are crucial for a firm understanding of the principles of high school science and aspects that can easily be implemented in the classroom.

Steven Bossi, India, 1966-1968, “Demonstrating folding microscope”

 

While most volunteers work in the same three types of jobs, there are a few out of the ordinary jobs volunteers do around the world.