Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection
Ray Kurtz Warburton served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia from 1966 to 1968. Warburton was a Harvard graduate and honestly admits that he was motivated to join the Peace Corps as a way to avoid the Vietnam War. He began his training at the University of Washington in Seattle, and received an additional month of training in Bolivia. Warburton completed two years of service with a community development project in the town of Rosario, where Seventh Day Adventists had established a base among the Aymara-speaking villagers. After a devastating earthquake in Peru in 1970, Warburton responded to an emergency need for Spanish-speaking architects to assist with recovery efforts. He returned to Peace Corps for a short-term assignment and spent four months planning the relocation of a town. 2 digital audio files (web streaming files combined into 1 file). Interviewed and recorded by Phyllis Noble, August 9, 2016.