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    Browning, Ivan Carroll (1974): Oral History Interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection1 August 2015

    Ivan Browning applied to Peace Corps after serving as a VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) volunteer in a youth services program in Idaho. After joining the Peace Corps, Browning was stationed in Colombia. After training in Bogota, he worked in an adult rehabilitation program in Neiva where he offered athletic activities to prisoners. He ser...

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    Clapp, Stephen Caswell (1962-1964): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection31 July 2015

    Stephen Clapp served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nigeria from 1962 to 1964. After attending Harvard College and working as a journalist for the New York Post, Clapp decided to join the Peace Corps. He trained at Columbia University Teachers College in the secondary education program, which included learning Hausu and Nigerian history and culture....

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    Davidson, Michael (1964-1966): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection11 November 2015

    Michael Davidson served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya from 1964 to 1966. Michael recounts his experience as the land settlement officer of the Kipri settlement scheme in the Kinangop Plateau region of Kenya. He was one of 30 to 40 volunteers seconded to the Kenyan government after the country's independence in order to help manage settlement ...

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    Ganzglass, Evelyn (1966-1968): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection22 April 2015

    Evelyn Ganzglass served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mogadishu, Somalia, from 1966 to 1968, with her husband Martin. They trained with the Somalia IV group at Columbia University Teachers College. After a brief in-country orientation, the couple was assigned to Mogadishu where Martin worked with the National Police Force and Evelyn taught English ...

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    Good, Laura Ward (1982-1984): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection27 May 2015

    Laura Good served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines from 1982 to 1984, working in the field of local development administration. Prior to the Peace Corps, Laura had gained experience in anthropology, environmental science, and urban planning. In the Philippines, Laura and her husband lived and worked on the very small island of Siquijor...

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    Hanlon, Beverly (1966-1968): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection17 October 2015

    Beverly ("Bev") Hanlon served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras from 1966 to 1968. After training in St. Louis, Bev and her husband Joseph C. ("Joe") Hanlon began their volunteer service in the town of Goascoran, near the border with El Salvador. Bev began a preschool for local children and organized a sewing project in which women made baby c...

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    Hanlon, Joseph C. (1966-1968): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection14 October 2015

    Joseph C. ("Joe") Hanlon served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras from 1966 to 1968. Joe and his wife, Beverly J. ("Bev") Hanlon, joined the Peace Corps after Joe completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University. After training in St. Louis, the couple began their service in the town of Goascoran, near the border with El Salvador. Joe’s w...

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    Tomasiewicz, Abdullahi Edward (1966-1967): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection6 June 2015

    Abdullahi Edward ("Ed") Tomasiewicz served in the Peace Corps in Nigeria from August 1966 to August 1967 as an agriculture and rural development volunteer. He was assigned to a small industries business loan grant project in Kano, a project funded by the Ford Foundation and administered by the regional Nigerian government. The Peace Corps decided t...

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    Uraneck​, Madeline (​2007-2009): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection23 September 2015

    Madeline Uraneck served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho from 2007 to 2009. She applied to the Peace Corps at age 59, after working for Wisconsin Public Radio, teaching English in Japan, and serving as an international education consultant. In Lesotho, Madeline worked as a teacher trainer in a remote area, and the job required her to walk for ...

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    Vincent, Stephen (1965-1967): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection3 June 2015

    Stephen Vincent served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nigeria from 1965 to 1967. After Peace Corps training at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Stephen was assigned to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he taught humanities, literature, poetry, and creative writing. The interview includes discussion of tensions at the university leadi...

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