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The Peace Corp at Illinois
The University was actively involved with the AID initiatives to assist developing countries, particularly in the area of agriculture. Record Series 24/2/1 and 24/2/28 will be of particular interest to those researching this topic. PLEASE NOTE: the files listed here are at "CDL," a remote storage area. Please allow at least three to five days for these materials if you wish to view them.
AID Projects Office File, 1951-80 | University of Illinois Archives
AID Projects Office File, 1951-80
Series Number: 24/2/1
Acquired: 4/21/1969; 7/29/76; 6/29/79; 8/8/80
Volume: 7.6 cubic feet
Description: Files of the Agency for International Development Projects Office, including correspondence, contracts, budgets, reports, minutes, draft manuscripts and itineraries relating to campus coordinators and international programs conferences, negotiating and executing AID contracts, contract problems and project difficulties (especially in India), training of Peace Corps workers for India, preparation of the manuscripts "Resource Book for Agricultural Universities in Developing Countries" and "The Legal Base for Universities in Developing Countries" by Harold W. Hannah and a proposed technical training contract with the Philippines.
Peace Corps India Training Program File, 1957-68 | University of Illinois Archives
Title: Peace Corps
India Training Program File, 1957-68
Series Number: 24/2/28
Acquired: 2/23/1972; 4/27/1988
Volume: 2.3 cubic feet
Predominant Dates: 1961-62
Description: Peace Corps India Training Program File consisting of Peace Corps and Program publications, including the program training plan (1962), Shantidoot newsletter (1962), and final report (1963); newspaper clippings (1961-66), program instruction materials and bibliographies (1962), trainee files (1962), final report and follow-up on the project; and training program contracts, housing files, personnel files, and relations with Indian Universities. In the summer of 1962, fifty Peace Corps volunteers were trained at Illinois for work in India. Training consisted primarily of instruction in languages (Hindi and Gujrati), Indian area studies, and the United States in World Affairs, and the project was coordinated by Thomas Page.