Category Archives: Film/Video

John Greven & Cliff Witt in Colombia

John Greven & Cliff Witt

Country of Service: Colombia
Service Type: Community Development
Dates in Service: 1966-1968
Keywords: Friends of Colombia, Documentary

Accession Date: October 12, 2017
Access: No restrictions
Collection Size: two linear feet

Document Types

Documentary videos (digital)

  • Film for Action: Construyamos una escuela
  • Film for Action: Piedras como esta
  • Film for Action: Tendremos mas que puentes
  • Film for Action: Un canto a mi tierra
  • Publication

Finding Aid

  1. Box 1
    1. Film for Action 
    2. Film for Action Papers, 2007 
    3. Fragments of the Corps (1/2) 
    4. Fragments of the Corps (2/2) 
    5. Fragments of the Corps Photography  
    6. Fragments of the Corps Preface 
    7. Fragments of the Corps Promotional Material 
    8. Newspaper, 1968 
    9. Photos for Fragments of the Corps 
    10. Synopsis of Peace Corps Service 

2. Box 2

  1. VHS

3. 4 Documentaries

  1. Film for Action: Construyamos una escuela
  2. Film for Action: Piedras como esta
  3. Film for Action: Tendremos mas que puentes
  4. Film for Action: Un canto a mi tierra

Leonard J. Oppenheim in Afghanistan

Leonard J. Oppenheim

Country of Service: Afghanistan
Dates in Service: 1964-1966
Keywords: Afghanistan, RPCV reunions, Peace Corps Training

Accession Date: February 23, 2015
Access: No restrictions
Collection Size: 1 DVD (located in small collections)

Document Types and Finding Aid

  • 1 Photo slideshow
    • Video produced for 2010 reunion by Leonard Oppenheim- features remarks by volunteers and photos from their service in Afghanistan. The volunteers speak about their Peace Corps experience including their reasons for joining the Peace Corps, memories of the training program, their work and life in Afghanistan, and, in retrospect, what their Peace Corps service meant to them.

Brienne Thomson in Paraguay

Brienne Thomson

Country of Service: Paraguay
Place of Service: San Estanislao
Service Type: Community Economic Development
Dates in Service: 2013-2015
Keywords:Paraguay, San Estanislao, Community Development, Economic Development

Accession Date: November 17, 2014
Access: No restrictions
Collection Size: 9 items

Document Types and Finding Aid

https://wayback.archive-it.org/1435/20141020140854/http://brienne.yolasite.com/b-blog/an-update-on-perspectives-n-plans-in-paraguay-peace-corps-volunteer-reporting-form/

https://wayback.archive-it.org/1435/20141020140848/http://brienne.yolasite.com/b-blog/the-peace-corps-asked-i-indulged/

https://wayback.archive-it.org/1435/20141020140857/http://brienne.yolasite.com/estudio-de-la-comunidad-san-estanislao.php

Rachel Teter in Panama

Rachel Teter

Country of Service: Panama
Dates in Service: 2011-2013
Keywords: Agriculture

Accession Date: August 13, 2014
Access: Donor must be notified via email when permission to publish is requested
Collection Size: 1647 items

Link to digital collection.

Document Types and Finding Aid

Waging Peace Through a Lifetime of Service: Peace Corps Symposium

The American University Peace Corps symposium, Waging Peace Through a Lifetime of Service, was held on Thursday March 21st in the Abramson Family Founder’s Room in the School of International Service. The symposium featured fourteen returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs), representing every decade of the Peace Corps, as well as every continent on which the Peace Corps has worked.  The volunteers also represented a diverse range of professional sectors, including the fields of education, Foreign Service, peacebuilding, academia, and government.

The RPCVs shared their five-minute Peace Corps story by answering twenty strategic questions.  The format of the presentations allowed the audience to make comparisons across time and place, telling the story not only of the Peace Corps, but also of international travel and international service.

Five friends of the Peace Corps also spoke, each offering their own unique perspective on Peace Corps and service.

For those of you who were not able to attend, you can watch the symposium via UStream.

Robert Schlehuber in Ukraine

Robert Schlehuber

Country of Service: Ukraine
Service Type: Youth Development
Dates in Service: 2009-2011
Keywords: Eastern Europe, Sports, Youth

Accession Date: January 31, 2013
Access: no restrictions outside copyright
Collection Size: 3 items (located in small collections)

Document Types

  • Publications
  • Film/Video
  • Sound

Related Items in Other Repositories

Finding Aid

  1. Program Materials 
    1. CD, DVD, Manual 

Brian Adler and Cynthia Elliott in Suriname

Brian Adler and Cynthia Elliott

Country of Service: Suriname
Place of Service: Marchall Kreek
Service Type: Non-Formal Rural Community Education
Dates in Service: 2002-2004
Keywords: South America, Education

Accession Date: September 26, 2012
Access: No Restrictions
Collection Size: 0.25 linear feet

Document Types

  • Letters from volunteers who did not complete their service
  • Training – schedules, handouts
  • Leave requests
  • Swearing In Ceremony program
  • Project Information such as lesson plans, activity agreements, etc.
  • Correspondence – Peace Corps Staff
  • Reports
  • Newsletters
    • HoneyDipper – created by PCVs (unofficial, humor)
    • The Skinny– official PC newsletter –written by PC staff (third year volunteer)

Digital Surrogates

See Also:
Brian Adler’s Flickr Photo Stream