Full-text of the February 1, 1961 draft of Warren Wiggins' essay 'The Towering Task.' This essay discusses the early history of the concept of the Peace Corps and outlines Wiggins' suggestions for implementing Peace Corps at a starting level of...
Volunteer selection; Volunteer recruitment; Technical training; Shriver, Sargent; Press and media; Kennedy, John F.;
This report outlines Sargent Shriver's initial assessment of how the concept of the Peace Corps could and should be implemented. The summary report was released to the media on March 5, 1961 by the Office of the White House Press Secretary.
Full text of a brochure featuring the recollections of several notable former Peace Corps staff members and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, including Harris Wofford, Donna Shalala, Maureen Orth and others. Although no exact date of publication is...
Shriver, Sargent; Peace Corps Directors; Kennedy, John F.-- Assassination; Budget; Community development
Full text transcript of the December 15, 1963 edition of the television program Meet the Press. Sargent Shriver was the featured guest and he discussed the challenges and accomplishments of the Peace Corps during its early years.
Mark Shriver visits Peace Corps to pay tribute to his father and first director of the Peace Corps, the late Sargent Shriver, on the one-year anniversary of his passing in a speech to special guests and staff at Peace Corps headquarters.
Press and media; Peace Corps Directors; Kennedy, John F.;
Full text of the March 4, 1961 White House press release announcing the appointment of Sargent Shriver as first Director of the Peace Corps. Also provides brief biographies of early Peace Corps staff members.
Full text of Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn's May 4, 1966 speech entitled 'Round One' given at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Vaughn discusses his impressions of Peace Corps after three years as the agency's Director, and...