The Peace Corps Community Archive is more than old documents and photos. In fact, the collection contains a few unexpected items.
Travel guides and brochures found in Steven Bossi’s collection.
Steve Bossi’s collection includes vibrant travel brochures, guidebooks, and maps of India in the 1960s. Guidebooks from Delhi and Agra include images and maps depicting the cities’ beautiful architecture and historic and religious sites. Each guidebook provides an historic overview of the city and its tourist attractions. The colorful maps reveal popular sites and accommodations, as well as industries, agriculture, infrastructure projects, and “handicrafts emporiums” found throughout the region.
Maps and travel guide from Steven Bossi’s collection.
Located amid the DeAntoni’s correspondence are Turkish greeting cards. Karen DeAntoni sent the cards to family members in the United States in 1965. The cards include embossed images and prints of engravings depicting Turkey’s culture and history.
Turkish embossed cards sent by Karen DeAntoni.
Top: An engraving of the rock relief at Yazilikaya–the Hitite King Tudhaliya IV. Engraving created by Charles Texier in the 1830s. Bottom: Ankara in 1701. From an engraving by Pitton de Tournefort.
Not only are these visually interesting, but they provide a new perspective of the places Peace Corps volunteers called home.
Country of Service: Belize
Place of Service: San Ignacio
Service Type: Environmental Education
Dates in Service: 2001-2003
Keywords: Education, Environment, Placencia, Cristo Rey Village, Chaa Creek Natural History Center, Cornerstone Jumpstart English Program
Accession Date: August 12, 2013
Access: no restrictions
Collection Size: 0.25 linear feet