Category Archives: Youth

Everett Eugene Jones in Micronesia, East Caroline Islands, & Truk

Name: Everett Eugene Jones

Country of Service: Micronesia, East Caroline Islands, & Truk

Service Type: School Teacher

Dates in Service: served two years in the early 1970s

Keywords: Community Development, Education, Health, Libraries, Literacy, Youth

Accession Date: May 7, 2021

Access: no restrictions

Collection Size: .25 linear feet

Document Types

  • Correspondence

Janet S. Karon in The Philippines

Name: Janet S. Karon

Country of Service: Philippines

Service Type: Elementary School English Teacher

Dates in Service: 1961-1963

Keywords: Community Development, Education, Literacy, Youth

Accession Date: May 7, 2021

Access: no restriction

Collection Size: .01 linear feet

Document Types

  • Photographs
  • Publications

Digital Surrogates

  • Digitized Pan-American airline menu; Honolulu-Manila; January 3, 1962

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

Ruth Bednarz in Malaysia

Name: Ruth Bednarz

Country of Service: Malaysia

Place of Service: Sandakan

Service Type: High School Teacher; Founding Member of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of New Jersey

Dates in Service: 1973-1976

Keywords: Community Development, Education, Health, Library Literacy, Youth

Accession Date: April 16, 2021

Access: no restrictions

Collection Size: .01 linear feet

Document Types

  • Publications

Digital Links

  • Photograph of Ruth Bednarz in Malaysia (Courtesy of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of New Jersey): https://rpcvnj.wordpress.com/2019/07/28/origins-of-the-returned-peace-corps-volunteers-of-new-jersey-rpcv-nj-nj-rpcvs-role-in-establishing-the-national-peace-corps-association-npca/ruth-bednarz/

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

Courtney & David Arnold in Ethiopia

Names: Courtney & David Arnold

Country of Service: Ethiopia

Place of Service: Asbe Teferi

Service Type: 8th-10th grade English, social studies, and math teacher (David Arnold); 7th & 8th grade English, 9th & 10th grade geography teacher (Courtney Arnold)

Dates in Service: 1964-1966

Keywords: Community Development, Education, Environment, Health, Information Technology, Libraries, Literacy, Youth

Accession Date: March 24, 2021

Access: no restrictions

Collection Size: .25 linear feet

Document Types

  • Correspondence
  • Publications
  • Film/Video

Jacqueline Coolidge in Botswana

Name: Jacqueline Coolidge

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

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

Patricia (Penny) Jessop in Niger

Name: Patricia (Penny) Jessop

Country of Service: Niger

Service Type: Public Health Educator, Maternal & Child Health

Dates in Service: 1970-1973

Keywords: Community Development, Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Literacy, Youth

Accession Date: March 2, 2021

Access: no restrictions

Collection Size: 3 linear feet

Document Types

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Reports
  • Publications
  • Sound
  • Training Materials

Duane Karlen in Nepal

Name: Duane Karlen

Country of Service: Nepal

Service Type: Secondary School Teacher, Science & Math (Also: Peace Corps Training Contractor, worked full-time in the field and at Peace Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C. during the 1970s, 80s and 90s)

Dates in Service: 1970-1972

Keywords: Community Development, Education, Information Technology, Libraries, Literacy, Youth

Accession Date: February 17, 2021

Access: no restrictions

Collection Size: .25 linear feet

Document Types

  • Reports
  • Publications
  • Training Materials

Karen Proffitt in Nigeria

Name: Karen Proffitt

Country of Service: Nigeria

Place of Service: Abiriba

Service Type: Secondary School Teacher, Enuda High School

Dates in Service: 1965-1967

Keywords: Community Development, Education, Information Technology, Libraries, Literacy, Youth

Accession Date: February 16, 2021

Access: no restrictions

Collection Size: .25 linear feet

Document Types

  • Correspondence