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.
This photo was taken in Slagotarjan, Hungary in 1990 just after the fall of the Iron Curtain. This is a statue of a Russian soldier that used to overlook the city to remind the citizens who was in charge. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Salgotarjan...
Full text of Sargent Shriver's briefing to the press held on March 6, 1961. Shriver introduced members of the original Peace Corps task force, and fielded topics on a range of questions about the initial plans for how the Peace Corps would operate.