The Friends of Nigeria Archive is another resource for learning about Peace Corps in Africa. Founded in 1996, the organization seeks to educate the public about Nigeria and promote continual service to the Nigerian people. As the national network for Nigeria Peace Corps alumni, Friends of Nigeria includes returned volunteers and staff, as well as members of other organizations who served in the country.
In 2010, Friends of Nigeria–an affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association–established their Archive at American University. Friends of Nigeria Archive includes organizational records consisting of by-laws, annual reports, newsletters, financial records, and membership directories. However, the archive also includes many collections donated by members of group. Items of interest include audio recordings, memoirs, photographs, and correspondence.
Several of the collections included in the Peace Corps Community Archives are from the Friends of Nigeria Archive. Be sure to browse the Catalog for specific collections with materials from volunteers’ training and service in Nigeria.
“Welcome Friends of Nigeria,” http://www.friendsofnigeria.org/
“Special Collections,” AU Library, (2014) http://www.american.edu/library/archives/collections.cfm
Sarah Kana, “Friends of Nigeria Supports WE CARE Solar,” National Peace Corps Association (2014) http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/2012/05/friends-of-nigeria-supports-we-care-solar/