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    United States Peace Corps Photograph Collection
    1961-1968

    Photographs, 1961-1968 and undated. Black-and-white images of United States Peace Corps administrators and staff, both at headquarters and in the field, as well as images of volunteers working at their duty stations abroad. Photographers include Rowland Scherman, Paul Conklin and Abbie Rowe.

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    AR6760-A. President John F. Kennedy with Peace Corps Director R. Sargent Shriver
    White House Photographs28 August 1961

    President John F. Kennedy and Director of the Peace Corps R. Sargent Shriver walk through the West Wing Colonnade during a ceremony for the first group of departing Peace Corps volunteers at the White House, Washington, D.C. Also pictured: Associate Press Secretary Andrew Hatcher; Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh...

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    ST-A29-5-61. President John F. Kennedy Meets First Peace Corps Volunteers
    White House Photographs28 August 1961

    President John F. Kennedy watches as Peace Corps Director R. Sargent Shriver speaks during a ceremony for the first group of departing Peace Corps volunteers, leaving for Tanganyika and Ghana, in the Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C. Reporters and photographers observe, including Washington Correspondent for the Guy Gannett Publishing Comp...

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    ST-A29-6-61. President John F. Kennedy Meets First Peace Corps Volunteers
    White House Photographs28 August 1961

    President John F. Kennedy watches as Peace Corps Director R. Sargent Shriver speaks during a ceremony for the first group of departing Peace Corps volunteers, leaving for Tanganyika and Ghana, in the Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C. Reporters and photographers observe, including Washington Correspondent for the Guy Gannett Publishing Comp...

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    AR6801-G. President John F. Kennedy Distributes Pens Following Signing of Peace Corps Act
    White House Photographs22 September 1961

    President John F. Kennedy hands a pen to Peace Corps Director R. Sargent Shriver after signing HR 7500, the Peace Corps Bill, in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. Left to right: Senator Philip A. Hart of Michigan; Director Shriver; Representative Edna Kelly of New York; Representative Chester Merrow of New Hampshire; Representative Tho...

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    AR6801-H. President John F. Kennedy Signs HR 7500 (Public Law 87-293), Peace Corps Act
    White House Photographs22 September 1961

    President John F. Kennedy hands a pen to Peace Corps Director R. Sargent Shriver after signing HR 7500, the Peace Corps Bill, in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. (L-R) Director Shriver; Representative Roman C. Pucinski of Illinois; Representative Silvio O. Conte of Massachusetts; Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota; President Kenne...

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