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Guide to the Records of the Peace Corps Training Program
1960-1982
(Bulk 1962)
 RISM RG 6

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2641
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Collection processed by Emilyn L. Brown, April 2007 and edited by Nancy Cricco in March 2009. Inventory edited by Margaret Fraser and Samantha Gibson.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 04, 2013
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Rubin, Vera D.
Title: Records of the Jamaica Peace Corps Training Program
Dates [inclusive]: Bulk, 1962 1961-1982
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1962
Abstract: In 1961 the Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM) was contracted to train volunteers for the United States Peace Corps. Transferred to the Caribbean, the volunteers assisted the Jamaican government by training workers in librarianship, industrial arts, nursing and vocational education. The collection, which reflects the early years of the Peace Corps, and RISM's specialized knowledge of the Caribbean, includes correspondence, financial records, teaching papers, training guides, clippings, photographs, print material, reports, cassette tapes, and compact discs.
Quantity: 22.0 boxes
Location: Offsite
Call Phrase: RISM RG 6

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Historical/Biographical Note

On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the U.S. Peace Corps to promote international peace efforts through volunteer workers. Based on its specialization in Caribbean research, the Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM) was selected to train Peace Corps volunteers to assist and support the vocational adult education programs sponsored by the government in Jamaica, West Indies.

The initial phase of the training program was conducted between April 2 - May 31, 1962 with Peace Corps volunteers housed at the International House situated on the Columbia University campus. Dr. Vera Rubin served as a consultant for the program, which was co-directed by Drs. Lambros Comitas and Robert Stigler. Course work included Caribbean (area) studies, American studies and world affairs, technical and agricultural training, commerce, industrial arts and health care. Noted anthropologists Sidney Mintz, David Lowenthal, M.G. Smith and others gave lectures. Many individuals involved in public service provided lectures for the American Affairs unit, notably Dean Acheson, U.S. Secretary of State from 1949 - 1953, Zbigniew K. Brzezinski, and Adlai E. Stevenson.

The Program's field trips and extra-curricular activities included a visit to Hyde Park, New York, where volunteers spoke with Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, attending the birthday party of President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York City and visits to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

During the second phase of the training program, volunteers received additional instruction and orientation to the region at the University College of the West Indies (UCWI) at Mona, Jamaica, W.I. Approximately 30 Peace Corps volunteers were assigned to diverse institutions, including youth camps at Chestervald and Cobbla, Regional Trade Training Centers, Teacher Training Colleges that included the Mico Training College for Teachers, the Shortwood Training College for Women Teachers, and at Frome Senior High Schools, Holmwood Technical School in Manchester, Vere Technical School in Clarendon and technical institutes in Port Antonio and Montego Bay. Their work responsibilities included teaching industrial arts, vocational skills, commercial bookeeping, chemistry, biology and physics. Other volunteers worked as nurse-educators, participated in agricultural projects or assisted the Jamaican Library Service, and the University College of the West Indies with cataloguing and classification.

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Scope and Content Note

The records of the Jamaica Peace Corps Training Program document the activities of the U.S. Peace Corps, and the Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM) from the 1960s through the 1980s. The bulk of the collection, which consists of 21 boxes and approximately 12 linear feet, documents the actual training program, which was conducted between April - May 1962. The materials generated during the course of the Program are mainly textual in nature comprising correspondence between the U.S. Peace Corps, staff and faculty members, and Dr. Vera Rubin. Other textual documents include program guides, which outline the goals and objectives of setting up a training program and includes RISM's own training proposal. Syllabai and teaching papers, publications, clippings, maps, reports and print materials associated with the Program's graduation ceremony are also included.

Other formats in the collection are individual and group photographs of the Peace Corps Volunteers, and tickets from the birthday celebrtion organized for John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden. Audiovisual materials include a film reel of the volunteer's visit to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, audiocassettes and reel-to-reel tapes of the Jamaican Language Guide by Mrs. Beryl Bailey, class lectures, and the Graduation ceremony. Note: Several series pertaining to the Peace Corps volnteers are restricted due to the sensitive nature of the materials and privacy of individuals. These series are as follows: Series III. Volunteer Registration Records, Series IV. Health Services, Series V. Volunteer Evaluation, and Series IX. Volunteer Files.

Arrangement

The papers of the Jamaica Peace Corps. Project are arranged as # series, and some further arranged as subseries. The contents of each series or subseries is arranged chronologically with the exception of Series V, Volunteer Records, which is arranged alphabetically.

The files are grouped into 19 series:

  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Peace Corps Program Development
  3. III. Volunteer Registration Records [Restricted]
  4. IV. Program Health Services [Restricted]
  5. V. Volunteer Evaluation Records [Restricted]
  6. VI. Program Administration Records
  7. VII. Teaching Papers
  8. VIII. Field Trips and Extra-Curricular Activities
  9. IX. Volunteer Files [Restricted]
  10. X. Regional Placement Records
  11. XI. Photographs
  12. XII. Public Relations
  13. XIII. Clippings
  14. XIV. Audiovisual Materials
  15. XV. Maps
  16. XVI. Peace Corps Graduation Ceremony
  17. XVII. Peace Corps Volunteer Publications
  18. XVIII. Final Reports
  19. XIX. Miscellaneous Papers

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Brzezinski, Zbigniew, 1928-
  • Comitas, Lambros
  • Kennedy, John F., (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • Manley, Michael, 1924-
  • McBurnie, Beryl, 1913-2000
  • Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor
  • Shriver, Sargent, 1915-
  • Smith, M. G., (Michael Garfield)
  • Stevenson, Adlai E., (Adlai Ewing), 1835-1914
  • Wright, Herbert

Document Type

  • Articles.
  • Audiovisual materials.
  • CD-ROMs.
  • Certificates.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence.
  • Drafts (documents).
  • Ephemera.
  • Financial records.
  • Form letters.
  • Invitations.
  • Manuscripts (document genre).
  • Maps.
  • Pamphlets.
  • Photographs.
  • Postcards.
  • Publications.
  • Reports.
  • telegrams.

Subject Organizations

  • Columbia University. Anthropology Dept.. Facuty.
  • Columbia University. International House.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  • Peace Corps (U.S.).
  • Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM).
  • United Nations.
  • University College of the West Indies.

Subject Topics

  • American history and culture.
  • Anthropology.
  • Communism.
  • Geography.
  • Vocational Guidance -- Jamaica.

Subject Places

  • Hyde Park |z Dutchess County |z N.Y.
  • Jamaica.
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Washington (D.C.).

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The records of the Peace Corps Training Program were generated by Dr. Vera D. Rubin (1911 - 1985), Director of the Research Institute for The Study of Man (RISM) and her staff in fulfillment of a contract with The U.S. Peace Corps.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research with the exception of part or all of Series III, IV, V, and IX, which are restricted.

Additionally, please note that this collection is stored offsite , and you must contact the repository to schedule access.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:
New York University Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2646
Fax: (212) 995-4225
E-mail:university-archives@nyu.edu

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); The Records of the Peace Corps Training Program; RG 6; box number; folder number;
Research Institute for the Study of Man/New York University Archives

Related Material

The Vera Rubin Papers, RG 1 (at RISM)

At NYU:
Study of the Aspirations of Youth in a Developing Country (The Trinidad Study), RISM RG 5
Attitudes of Medical Students, RISM RG 7
Inter-University Consortium, RISM RG 9

Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Emilyn L. Brown between Mar - Apr 2007

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Container List

Series I. Correspondence

Scope and Contents note

1.0 linear feet (2 boxes) arranged chronologically. The correspondence series, which contains incoming and outgoing letters, documents the early relationship between the U.S. Peace Corps and the Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM). The bulk of material was generated between March - April of 1962, and relates specifically to the training curriculum for Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV). Notable correspondents include Seargent Shriver, director of the Peace Corps, the Honorable Norman W. Manley, Beryl Bailey, H.D. Huggins and other faculty members of the University College of the West Indies (UCWI). Letters establishing potential placement, recruitment of training personnel and forms letters to new volunteers are also included.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1961 December
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1962 January
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence, draft program timetable
1962 February
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence, notes
1962 February
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence, telegram, notes
1962 March
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Peace Corps Volunteer lists, welcome letters
1962 March
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1962 March
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence
1962 March
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1962 April
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1962 April
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence, notes
1962 April
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence, telegrams, notes, ephemera
1962 April
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence
1962 May
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence
1962 May
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence
1962 May, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1962 June
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence, notes
1962 June, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1962 July
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence, concert flyer
1962 August
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence, list of telegrams and cables
1962 November, undated

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Series II. Peace Corps Program Development

Scope and Contents note

1.25 linear feet (2.5 boxes) arranged chronologically. This series contains national and international Peace Corps programs that provide an overview of the goals and principles of the agency. Other materials include the Peace Corps Fact Book, instructional handbooks, syllabi, training reports, testing requirements, project descriptions, and related correspondence and memorandum, which were used in the development of RISM's training program (see Series VI).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Handbook for Foreign Student Advisers, Part VI. Miscellaneous Government Regulations Affecting Alien Students in the United States
1960 June
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Care-Peace Corps Community Development Project for Colombia, 1961 - 1963
1961 June
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Peace Corps Training Program, Ghana Project, University of California at Berkeley; miscellaneous papers
1961 July, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Instructional Situations
1961 August
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Instructional Situations
1961 August
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Wanted--3,000 Teachers by Sargent Shriver, Director, The Peace Corps, Volunteer Policies
1961 October
Box: 2 Folder : 12 General Principles Underlying the Training Program
1961 October
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Peace Corps program requirements [abstract]
1961 November
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Peace Corps Training Program, Teachers for Sierra Leone, 6 November to 22 December 1961, Teachers College, Columbia University
1961 November
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Peace Corps Fact Book, brochures
1961 November
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Warner-Griscom memorandum on volunteerism in Jamaica, W.I.
1961 December
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Tanganyika Training Program Area Studies [mimeograph]
1961 November
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Description of Peace Corps Placement Test, instructor opportunities, volunteer profiles, programs in progress
1961 November-December
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Warner-Griscom Jamaica, W.I. Training Report [typescript]
1962 January
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Warner-Griscom Jamaica, W.I. Training Report [typescript]
1962 January
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Peace Corps Training Program, Brazil/4H Project Syllabus
1962 January
Box: 3 Folder : 5 New Mexico State University, Peace Corps Training Program
1962 February
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Training Program Syllabus, Peace Corps - Colombia II. Project
1962 February
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Jamaica Peace Corps Project Description
1962 February
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Peace Corps Training Program: A Guide to Its Basic Components
1962 February
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Biographies of Peace Corps Trainees, Colombia II Project, Arizona University
1962 February
Box: 3 Folder : 10 New York University Somalia Peace Corps Project
1962 March-April
Box: 3 Folder : 11 New York University Somalia Peace Corps Project
1962 March-April
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Syllabus Peace Corps Chile-Venezuela Training Project, Brattleboro, Vermont
1962 April
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Warner-Griscom Jamaica, W.I. Training Report (revised)
1962 April
Box: 4 Folder : 3 The Koinonia Magazine
1962 April-May
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Brazil II Project - Sao Francisco Valley, Peace Corps Training Program
1962 July
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Brazil II Project - Peace Corps Trainees
1962 July
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Brazil II Project - Curriculum
1962 July
Box: 4 Folder : 7 TVA Training Schedule for the Brazil II Project - Sao Francisco Valley, Peace Corps Training Program
1962 September

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Series III. Volunteer Registration Records [Some material restricted]

Scope and Contents note

.5 linear feet (1 box), arranged chronologically. This series documents the registration process and includes correspondence, questionnaires, volunteer lists, Peace Corps brochures, instructions, forms, and print material from International House where volunteers resided during their training. Because of the sensitive nature of material that appears on the registration forms, folders 13 and 14 are restricted.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Peace Corps Background Information Form
1961 June
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Personal Interview Records [blank]
1961 August
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Instructions for Completing Form PC-52 Notice of Volunteers Registered for Training
1961 September
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Personal History Blanks
1961 September
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Annual Report, forms for International House, notes
1961 November
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Project Invitation Summary Sheets, correspondence with Peace Corps questionnaire
1962 February-March
Box: 4 Folder : 17 The Peace Corps Fact  Book, forms, instructions
1962 March
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Registration Data Sheets A - K
1962 March
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Registration Data Sheets L - Z
1962 March
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Jamaica Instructions for Reporting to the Peace Corps Reception Center, International House, New York
1962 March
Box: 5 Folder : 4 U.S. Civil Service Commission Fingerprint Charts, volunteer identification card numbers
1962 March
Box: 5 Folder : 5 International House brochures, room assignments, instructions, memorandum, notes
1962 March-April

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Series IV. Program Health Services [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents note

approximately .5 linear feet (1 box), arranged chronologically. The papers in this series, which relate to the health and well being of Peace Corps volunteers, include brochures, medical budgets, correspondence, medical reports and summaries. Because of the sensitive nature of the material, the entire series is restricted.

Series V. Volunteer Evaluation Forms [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents note

.5 liner feet (1 box), arranged chronologically. This series mainly consists of personal interviews, psychiatric evaluations, and self-evaluation forms for volunteers. Correspondence, articles, reports, statistical summary cards and notes are also included. Because of the sensitive nature of the papers, the entire series is restricted.

Series VI. Program Administration Records

Scope and Contents note

.5 linear feet (1 box), arranged chronologically. The papers in this series document the organization and day-to-day operations of the Jamaica Peace Corps Training Program. Included are program proposals, curriculum vitae for staff and faculty, program schedules, syllabi, correspondence, general reading lists, and notes (see Series VII. Teaching Papers for specific subject curriculum).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Proposal for a Peace Corps Training Program, Contract Article I - Definitions, Article II - General Scope of the Program, draft chart, notes
1961 December
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Proposal for a Peace Corps Training Program [original typescript]
1961 December
Box: 6 Folder : 12 List of Program staff and faculty
1962 February-March
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Curriculum vitae for staff and faculty, A - B
1962 February-March
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Curriculum vitae for staff and faculty, C
1962 February-March
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Curriculum vitae for staff and faculty, D - L
1962 February-March
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Curriculum vitae for staff and faculty, O - S
1962 February-March
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Curriculum vitae for Mottram Torres
1962 February-March
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Correspondence, curriculum vitae for staff and faculty U - Z, staff and faculty telephone address list, notes
1962 February-March
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Draft progam charts, notes
1962 March
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Draft daily schedules [draft], notes
1962 March
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Final daily schedules
1962 March
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Notes
1962 March-May

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Series VII. Teaching Papers

Scope and Contents note

Two linear feet (4 boxes), arranged chronologically. This series highlights the academic and technical training taught in the program. These training materials have been organized as five subseries: Subseries A. Peace Corps Orientation, Program Syllabi, and Area Studies, on the history, geography and culture of Jamaica, W.I., including the original typescript, A Language Guide to  Jamaica, written by Beryl Bailey. Note: Recorded versions of this guide can be found in Series XIV, Audio-visual Materials. The papers in Subseries B. Technical Studies, relate to studies in the industrial arts, vocational education, biological science, agriculture, library science, nursing, plumbing, auto mechanics and other trades. Subseries C. American Studies and World Affairs focused on communism and other newsworthy events during the 1960s. The papers in Subseries D. Health Training, mainly relate to public health education. Subseries E. Physical Education relates to physical fitness soccer, cricket and other sports activities.

Subseries A. Peace Corps Orientation

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Lists of instructors, books and articles
1962 April-May
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Notes on the Language of Communism, published by the Division on Training, Peace Corps, Washington, D.C.
1962 April-May
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Notes on the Language of Communism, notes  
1962 April-May
Box: 7 Folder : 4 The Power of the Democratic Idea, Special Studies Project Report VI, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, America at Mid-Century Series [1960]
1962 April-May
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1962 June
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Peace Corps Orientation Course, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of the West Indies, Jamaica, W.I.
1962 June
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Syllabi, Jamaica Peace Corps Training Program [1st ed.]
1962 April-May
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Syllabi, Jamaica Peace Corps Training Program
1962 April-May
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Syllabi, Jamaica Peace Corps Training Program
1962 April-May
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Syllabi, Jamaica Peace Corps Training Program
1962 April-May
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Syllabi, Jamaica Peace Corps Training Program
1962 April-May
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Scientific Advisory Committee for Jamaica
1962 April-May
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Lists of guest lecturers, educational materials from the N.Y. Board of Education, and other resources circulated to Peace Corps Volunteers
1962 April-May
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Language Guide to Jamaica [original typescript]
1962 February
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Language Guide to Jamaica [draft]
1962 February
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Language Guide to Jamaica [draft material, partial copies]
1962 February
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Language Guide to Jamaica [autographed]
1962 February
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Correspondence, course description, notes
1962 March
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Background to Jamaica, West Indies
1962 March
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Reading list, articles
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Reading lists, reprint articles
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Reading lists, reprint articles
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Reading lists, reprint articles
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Reading lists, reprint articles
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 7 List of materials submitted by University College of the West Indies (UCWI), pamphlets
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 8 A Warm Welcome from America to a New Neighbor, the University College of the West Indies
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 9 University College of the West Indies Calendar 1961 - 62
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 10 International visitors list, published by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Short Bibliography of Recent Literature on Jamaica
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Questionnaire, essays
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Questionnaire, test booklets
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Test booklets
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Test booklets
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Test booklets
1962 April
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Correspondence
1962 May-June

Subseries B. Technical Training

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Course schedules, notes
1962 March-April
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Recruitment material for Jamaica Agricultural Project; trainee questions for School of Agriculture, Jamaica, W.I.
1962 March-April
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Correspondence related to vocational training, notes
1962 April
Box: 9 Folder : 4 List of materials for agricultural training, article distribution list, course schedule for agriculture and biological science, notes
1962 April
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Articles related to technical projects
1962 April
Box: 9 Folder : 6 A Report on Labour Supply in Rural Jamaica
1962 April
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Memorandum and course assignments for agricultural students, student paper
1962 April
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Bookkeeping training schedule, publication orders
1962 April
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Correspondence, proposed course outline, schedule for industrial arts training
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Instructions for industrial training, book orders for industrial arts, vocational training, notes
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Apprentices Teachers Guide[1952]
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Trade Analysis Index for Automotive Field
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Instructions for industrial teacher training; auto mechanic assignment sheets
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Orientation program for librarians, training curriculum, schedule, notes
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 15 The Jamaica Library Service Annual Report, [1959 - 1960]
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Jamaica Library Service Background History
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Audio-visual aids program correspondence, schedule, preliminary course outline
1962 April-May

Subseries C. American Studies and World Affairs

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Course outline for Public Law and Government [draft], correspondence, outline
1962 March-April
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Correspondence, biographical essay for Herbert L. Wright, Youth Secretary, NAACP See also Series X for photograph
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Revised course outlines, draft material, notes
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Lists of articles and books, notes
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Reading assignments and examinations
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Correspondence
1962 April-May
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Grades for first exam
1962 May

Subseries D. Health Education

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Correspondence, Peace Corps health and training course [Oct 1961]
1962 March-April
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Correspondence, notes, agenda for nurse-health education
1962 March-May
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Correspondence, medical kit list, instructions for use of medications
1962 April-May
Box: 10 Folder : 4 List of articles and books for health and medical training course, pamphlet Health Hints for the Tropics
1962 April-May

Subseries E. Physical Education

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Correspondence, notes, ephemera
1962 March-April
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Instructions for playing cricket
1962 April-May
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Article, ephemera
1962 April-May
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Physical fitness index scores; grade scores
1962 April-May

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Series VIII. Field Trips and Special Events

Scope and Contents note

8 folders, arranged chronologically. This series documents the various field trips and extra-curricular activities organized on behalf of the Peace Corps volunteers. Highlights of this series include correspondence between Dr. Rubin and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt regarding a visit to Hyde Park, letters to Adelai Stevenson, at the United Nations, and the volunteers visit to highly publicized birthday rally held for President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Volunteers also visited major libraries, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Agriculture, and toured Washington, D.C.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Field trip schedules and agendas
1962 March-April
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Correspondence related to Hyde Park visit
1962 March-April
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Correspondence for United Nations visit
1962 March-April
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Correspondence, agenda for Washington, D.C. tour
1962 April
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Correspondence National Arts Club
1962 April-May
Box: 10 Folder : 14 Correspondence Radio Music City Hall
1962 April-May
Box: 10 Folder : 15 Correspondence, agenda for visit to N.J. Dept. of Labor and Agriculture, notes
1962 May
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Correspondence Annual Dance, Caribbean Federation for Mental Health
1962 May
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Correspondence and agenda for various library visits
1962 May
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Correspondence, ticket for Madison Square Birthday Rally held for President John F. Kennedy
1962 May
Box: 10 Folder : 19 Agenda, brochure on West Indian dance, notes
1962 May
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Directions to Manhattan sites, visitors guide, Columbia University Student Handbook, miscellaneous papers
1962 May

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Series IX. Volunteer Files [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents note

1.0 linear feet (2 boxes) arranged alphabetically. This is a restricted series that contains individual volunteer files consisting of biographical data, self-evaluation inventories, confidential reports, test booklets, personal interviews, profile and case summaries, test scores, assessment summaries, and essays. There are also volunteer evaluations of the Peace Corps Training Program.

Series X. Volunteer Placement Records

Scope and Contents note

Approximately .75 linear feet (1 box), arranged chronologically. This series documents volunteer placement by region and area of study, selective service status where applicable, and other items effecting their assignments. Also included are numerous forms issued by the Peace Corps, correspondence, memorandum, passport and visa applications and instructions, suggestions for clothing and miscellaneous papers.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Report of Final Selection Board forms, volunteer placement lists by region and area of study
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Correspondence Office of Selection, volunteer placement lists by region; volunteer lists
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Memorandum Concerning [Military] Selective Service and Reserve Obligations
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Memorandum on Moratorium for National Defense Student Loans, Selective Service Status of Volunteers forms
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Peer Nomination Forms
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Correspondence, clothing suggestions for Jamaica, W.I.
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Clothing suggestions for Peace Corp Projects in Brazil and El Salvador
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Abstract on transistor radios
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 15 Information for Jamaican, W.I. visas
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 16 Passport Application forms and instructions
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 17 Instructions, Notice of Termination of Volunteer in Training forms, notes
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 18 Instructions and Application to Withdraw Termination Payments, notes
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 19 Memorandum, forms and correspondence concerning to departure and home leave
1962 May
Box: 13 Folder : 20 Volunteer shipping requests, notes
1962 May

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Series XI. Photographs

Scope and Contents note

1 vol., contents arranged alphabetically by volunteer's last name. The binder contains original and Xeroxed group photos (8 x 10). Two photographs (5 x 7) of each volunteer are consecutively numbered and lettered "a" and "b." The binder also contains a photograph of Herbert L. Wright, Youth Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Wright was one of several lecturers for the Area Studies component of the Peace Corps Training Program. Invoices, notes and miscellaneous papers related to the photographs are also included.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13a Peace Corps Group Photograph taken by Alex Aster [original]
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : Grp p/c Peace Corps Group Photograph [photocopy]
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 1 a/b Braidic, Anthony
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 2 a/b Brunelli, Roger
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 3 a/b Bryan, Sam
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 4 a/b Case, Charles
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 5 a/b Cornelius, Lloyd
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 6 a/b Doherty, James
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 7 a/b Duba, Betty
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 8 a/b Earnshaw, Janet
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 9 a/b Garner, Johnnie
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 10 a/b Gibbs, Kenneth
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 11 a/b Grobe, Richard
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 12 a/b Grobe, Ruby
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 13 a/b Harris, Daniel
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 14 a/b Harvey, John
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 15 a/b Henderson, John
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 16 a/b House, Hugh
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 17 a/b Hughes, Barbara F.
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 18 a/b Jones, Anthony
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 19 a/b Kite, Kenneth
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 20 a/b Lathan, Thoyd
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 21 a/b Ludin, Philip
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 22 a/b Mayeda, Yutaka
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 23 a/b Murphy, Joseph
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 24 a/b Nolting, Barbara
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 25 a/b O'Brien, Robert
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 26 a/b Quanbeck, Fay
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 27 a/b Ragsdale, Robert
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 28 a/b Ragsdale, Winifred
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 29 a/b Robertson, William
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 30 a/b Ross, Robert
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 31 a/b Schnebel, Carol
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 32 a/b Sharman, Benjamin
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 33 a/b Smith, Marvin
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 34 a/b Smith, Virginia
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 35 a/b Tanaka, Elsie
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 36 a/b Villicana, Rita
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 37 a/b Vincent, Walter
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 38 a/b Vogel, Arnold
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 39 a/b Williams, William M.
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 40 a/b Wilmoth, Stephen
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 41 a/b Young, Pauline
1962 April-May
Box: 13a Folder : 42 Wright, Herbert L., Youth Secretary, NAACP [See box 11, folder 45
1962 April-May

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Series XII. Public Relations

Scope and Contents note

6 folders, arranged chronologically. The papers in this series were created to promote the Peace Corps Training Program. Included are press releases, correspondence announcements, media interviews and broadcasts. See also Series XIV. Audiovisual Materials.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Draft copy, press release announcement of Jamaica Peace Corps Training Program
1962 April-May
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Press Release announcement
1962 March-April
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Press Release announcement (revised)
1962 March-April
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Correspondence, notes regarding volunteer radio and television interviews
1962 April-June
Box: 14 Folder : 5 List of radio and television and coverage of the program in New York, draft statement describing press coverage in the Jamaica Daily Gleaner and the Peace Corps Training graduation ceremonies described in the  New York Times
1962 May-June
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Announcement of Peace Corps Training Program graduation broadcast on The Listener's Digest, WRUL
1962 May-June

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Series XIII. Clippings

Scope and Contents note

Approximately 2.0 linear feet (2 boxes), contents arranged chronologically. This series is comprised of newspaper clippings. Although some clippings relate to the Peace Corps Program and its volunteers, other clippings describe issues in the Caribbean, the U.S. Civil Rights movement, and communism, some of which were most likely used in teaching. Additional clippings are included under Series XIV. Oversized Materials

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 7 "Jersey Aid Given to Virgin Islands," N.Y. Times
1962 February
Box: 14 Folder : 8 "...Give U.N. Data on Glenn..." N.Y. Times
1962 February
Box: 14 Folder : 9 "Tyro Stylist from Japan Aids Expert," N.Y. Times
1962 February
Box: 14 Folder : 10 "Peace Corps Praised," N.Y. Times
1962 March
Box: 14 Folder : 11 "New Methods Aired by Science Teachers," N.Y. Times
1962 March
Box: 14 Folder : 12 "Sit-Ins Examined by Philosopher," N.Y. Times
1962 March
Box: 14 Folder : 13 "Communists Using Peace Corps Title," N.Y. Times
1962 March
Box: 14 Folder : 14 "Peace Corps Unit On Island Lauded," N.Y. Times
1962 March
Box: 14 Folder : 15 "Sugar Workers Rebel," N.Y. Times" [?]
1962 March
Box: 14 Folder : 16 "The Peace Corps -- A Year Later," N.Y. Post
1962 March
Box: 14 Folder : 17 "TV: Preview of International Affairs," N.Y. Times
1962 March
Box: 14 Folder : 18 "U.S. Asked to Spur Behavior Studies," N.Y. Times
1962 April
Box: 14 Folder : 19 "New West Indies Tie Proposed by Britain," N.Y. Times
1962 April
Box: 14 Folder : 20 "It's Left Vs. Left In Jamaica," The Arizona Republic
1962 April
Box: 14 Folder : 21 "An American's Impression of Cricket," [Unknown source]
1962 April
Box: 14 Folder : 22 "Peace Corps Training Record," [Unknown source]
1962 April
Box: 14 Folder : 23 "The Peaceless Corps," The Daily News
1962 May
Box: 14 Folder : 24 "40 Peace Corps Trainees To Be Graduated Here," N.Y. Times
1962 May
Box: 14 Folder : 25 "Kennedy Sees Corps Training Diplomats," N.Y. Times
1962 June
Box: 14 Folder : 26 "David Muholland, Member of Peace Corps, Dies at 23," N.Y. Times
1962 June
Box: 14 Folder : 27 "Peace Corps Offers Help for Dominica," Dominica Herald
1962 August
Box: 14 Folder : 28 ""Peace Corps Unit to Train Here," N.Y. Daily News" [?]
1962 September
Box: 14 Folder : 29 "80 Peace Corpsmen Due in City Oct 6 For Work in Slums," N.Y. Times
1962 September
Box: 14 Folder : 30 "Peace Corps Trains in New York," N.Y. Times Magazine
1962 October
Box: 14 Folder : 31 "Peace Corps Men in Jamaica Feel Their Skills Are Wasted," N.Y. Times
1962 December
Box: 14 Folder : 32 "Agricultural Aid to Underdeveloped Countries" [partial article] Science, Vol. 134
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 33 "New Ways Sought to Rate Students," N.Y. Times
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 34 "Puerto Ricans Here Set Up Youth Aid," N.Y. Times
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 35 "Thank You, Peace Corps," [unknown source]
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 36 "Puerto Ricans Here Ask Drive to Train Youths for Future," N.Y. Times" [?]
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 1 "Highlights of the News Back Home," The Jamaica Weekly Gleaner
1962 March
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Columbia Spectator
1962 March
Box: 15 Folder : 3 "Peace Corps A Thriving Operation as 1,000th Volunteer Heads for Overseas Duty," N.Y. Times
1962 June

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Series XIV. Maps, oversized illustrations

Scope and Contents note

1.0 linear feet (1 oversized box). This series contains oversized maps and illustrations, used to support the coursework and technical training taught in the Peace Corps Training Program, particularly area studies, geography and agricultural skills. Some illustrations relate to the volunteers' specific assignments.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 1 British Caribbean Colonies, color print map by Leo Vernon, distributed by British Information Services
1948
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Two hand drawn maps of Cousins Cove, Pedro Pen and surrounding area
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Details of regional placement based on map; two survey maps of Jamaica, W.I.
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Illustrations of various canoes
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Illustration of fish pot
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Unidentified regional map
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Various road maps of Jamaica
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Peace Corps Newspaper Clippings, Oversized
1962 June

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Series XV. Audiovisual Materials

Scope and Contents note

(1 record carton). This series consists of reel-to-reel audio and visual recordings of the Jamaica Peace Corps training activities. The tapes includes lectures, the graduation ceremony, volunteer interviews, and a visit with Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt at Hyde Park, New York. Several recordings in this series, which were transferred to CD/DVD format, have been appended to the collection.

Subseries A. General

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : N/A 3 reel - to - reel tapes (7.5") and 1 reel-to-reel tape (5") of the Language Guide to Jamaica, compiled by  Beryl Bailey
1962 April
Box: 17 Folder : N/A 2 audiocassettes of the Language Guide to Jamaica, compiled by  Beryl Bailey
1962 April
Box: 17 Folder : N/A 1 film recording of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt recorded during field trip to Hyde Park, New York
1962 April
Box: 17 Folder : N/A 3 reel-to-reel tapes (7.5") of the Peace Corps Jamaica Graduation Ceremonies at Inter-national House. Key note address by Sir Hugh Foot
1962 May
Box: 17 Folder : N/A 1 reel-to-reel tape (5") of Peace Corps volunteers Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ragsdale interview on the Allen Gray Show, WCBS
1962 May 16
Box: 17 Folder : N/A 1 reel-to-reel tape (7.5") of Dr. Bert Schaffner lecture: Mental health and Peace Corps volunteers
1962 May
Box: 17 Folder : N/A Film recording of Louise Bennett performance at the Peace Corps graduation ceremony
1962 May
Box: 17 Folder : N/A 1 reel-to-reel tape (7.5") of Vera Rubin and Ms. Lane of the Peace Corps Contracts Div,, Washington, D.C.
1962 May

Subseries B. Appended materials

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 17 Two compact disc copies of Louise Bennett perforance at the Peace Corps graduation ceremony
undated

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Series XVI. Peace Corps Graduation Ceremony

Scope and Contents note

.5 linear feet (1 box), arranged chronologically. This series documents the planning activities leading up to the graduation ceremony held for Peace Corps Volunteers. The papers include correspondence, invitations, programs, diplomas and related material.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Correspondence, includes telegram from Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 2 International House Booking Charge Sheets, stage and seating diagram, notes
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Graduation ceremony invitations
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Graduation programs, notes
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Graduation programs
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Graduation programs
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Graduation programs
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Graduation programs
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Diplomas [blank]
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Diplomas [blank]
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Diplomas [blank]
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 12 Diplomas [blank]
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 13 Diplomas [void copies not used -- inscribed with volunteer names]
1962 May
Box: 18 Folder : 14 Diplomas [void copies not used -- inscribed with volunteer names]
1962 May

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Series XVII. Peace Corps Volunteer Publications

Scope and Contents note

.5 linear feet (1 box), arranged chronologically. This series contains newsletters organized by or published for Peace Corps volunteers. The newsletters provide details of various Peace Corps projects, including the activities of graduates from the Jamaica Peace Corps Training Program.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Peace Corps News, Vol. 1, No. 1
1961 June
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Peace Corps News, Vol. 2, No.   2
1962 February
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Peace Corps News, Vol. 2, No.   3
1962 March
Box: 19 Folder : 4 The Monthly Eye
1962 April-May
Box: 19 Folder : 5 The Monthly Eye
1962 April-May
Box: 19 Folder : 6 The Monthly Eye
1962 April-May
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Peace Corps News, Vol. 2, No. 4
1962 May
Box: 19 Folder : 8 The Bull Sheet
1963 March
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Peace Corps Newsletter
1965 March-April
Box: 19 Folder : 10 The Peace Corps in Jamaica
1982 March
Box: 19 Folder : 11 The Peace Corps in Belize
1982 December

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Series XVIII. Final Reports

Scope and Contents note

.5 linear feet (1 box), arranged chronologically. This series contains correspondence, draft outlines, grading forms and reports submitted by Program faculty and medical consultants. These reports were incorporated in the final Peace Corps report, also included.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1962 June
Box: 19 Folder : 13 Final grades, grade and evaluation forms
1962 June
Box: 19 Folder : 14 Physical Education report
1962 June
Box: 19 Folder : 15 Librarian report
1962 June-July
Box: 19 Folder : 16 Nurse-Health Education report
1962 June
Box: 19 Folder : 17 Report of Medical Consultant
1962 June
Box: 19 Folder : 18 American and World Affairs report
1962 June
Box: 19 Folder : 19 Vocational Education report
1962 June
Box: 19 Folder : 20 Evaluation Officer Report
1962 June
Box: 19 Folder : 21 International House Report
1962 June
Box: 19 Folder : 22 Final Report draft outlines
1962 June
Box: 19 Folder : 23 Final Report
1962 June-July
Box: 19 Folder : 24 Final Report
1962 June-July
Box: 19 Folder : 25 Final Report
1962 June-July
Box: 19 Folder : 26 Final Report
1962 June-July
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Final Report
1962 June-July
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Final Report
1962 June-July
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Final Report
1962 June-July
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Final Report - Appendices
1962 June-July
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Final Report - Appendices
1962 June-July
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Final Report - Appendices
1962 June-July
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Final Report - Appendices
1962 June-July
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Final Report - Appendices
1962 June-July
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Peace Corps conference agenda, notes, draft material
1962 June-July

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Series XIV. Miscellaneous Papers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : Books Related to the Peace Corps, Manuals and Reports for Volunteers
circa 1960s

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