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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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    PX65-2:20. Director of the Peace Corps, R. Sargent Shriver, with Peace Corps Volunteers
    United States Peace Corps Photograph Collection28 August 1961

    Original caption on verso of print reads: “August, 1961—Shriver [Director of the Peace Corps, R. Sargent Shriver] leads eighty Ghana and Tanganyika Peace Corps Volunteers to White House, where President Kennedy [President John F. Kennedy] gave them a personal sendoff.”

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    AR6801-A. President John F. Kennedy Signs Peace Corps Act
    White House Photographs22 September 1961

    President John F. Kennedy (laughing) signs HR 7500, the Peace Corps Bill, in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. Looking on (L-R): Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island (in back); Director of the Peace Corps, R. Sargent Shriver; Senator Philip A. Hart of Michigan (in back); Representative Edna Kelly of New York; Representative Chester M...

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    AR6801-B. President John F. Kennedy Signs Peace Corps Act
    White House Photographs22 September 1961

    President John F. Kennedy signs HR 7500, the Peace Corps Bill, in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. Looking on (L-R): Director of the Peace Corps, R. Sargent Shriver; Senator Philip A. Hart of Michigan (in back); Representative Edna Kelly of New York; Representative Chester Merrow of New Hampshire; Representative Thomas F. Johnson of M...

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    AR6801-F. President John F. Kennedy Signs Peace Corps Act
    White House Photographs22 September 1961

    President John F. Kennedy signs HR 7500, the Peace Corps Bill, in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. Looking on (L-R): Director of the Peace Corps, R. Sargent Shriver; Senator Philip A. Hart of Michigan; Representative Edna Kelly of New York; Representative Chester Merrow of New Hampshire; Representative Thomas F. Johnson of Maryland; R...

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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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    ST-276-23-61. Sargent Shriver at Army-Navy Football Game
    White House Photographs2 December 1961

    Director of the Peace Corps, Sargent Shriver (in lower middle portion of image), and others watch the Army-Navy Football Game (United States Military Academy Cadets versus United States Naval Academy Midshipmen) from the Navy side of the stands. Cadets of the Naval Academy sit in the background. Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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    Photograph, Sargent Shriver and Others Examine Books for Peace Corps Volunteers
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1962

    Director of the Peace Corps Sargent Shriver and others examining a sample book locker created to distribute to Peace Corps volunteers overseas. The caption on the verso of the photograph reads: "R. Sargent Shriver, Director of the Peace Corps, examines a sample book locker. These will be sent to PC Volunteers overseas. With him are those responsibl...

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    Newspaper clippings, 1962-2008 and undated
    William Henry Byrd Personal Papers10 March 1962-27 January 2008, undated
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