Photographs of Peace Corps Directors and their Activities, 1964 - 1990

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Photographs of Peace Corps Directors and their Activities, 1964 - 1990

Photographs of Peace Corps Directors and their Activities, 1964 - 1990

For a history of the Peace Corps, see the description for Record Group 490, Series FC. One of the functions of the Photographic Department of the Peace Corps was to record the activities of its higher-level personnel. Photographs such as these, in addition to the Peace Corps' coverage of volunteer activities overseas, were used for publicity purposes, media kits, slide shows, and in internal newsletters and press releases. This series of photographs, in 35mm contact sheet format, records overseas trips and other activities of directors of the Peace Corps. Directors photographed in this series include R. Sargent Shriver, Jack Vaughn, Joseph Blatchford, Richard Celeste, John Dellenback, and Paul Coverdell. Countries these directors visited and that are depicted in this series include Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Israel, Iran, India, the Philippines, Turkey, and Thailand. These overseas visits by the Directors were intended to inform them of progress and problems occurring in Peace Corps operations abroad, and to serve an important public relations function between the Peace Corps and host countries. People and events of interest in this series include R. Sargent Shriver dedicating various streets named for John F.Kennedy on his 1964 trip; Shriver meeting with King Hussein of Jordan, Israeli leaders Golda Meir and David Ben-Gurion, Pope Paul VI, and the writer Lillian Hellman (all in Album 1); and Director Joseph Blatchford meeting with astronauts Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong, singer Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter; anthropologist Margaret Mead (all in album 4), and meeting with anthropologist Richard Leakey in Kenya (album 5); reviewing entries for the Peace Corps' 10th Anniversary Poster Contest, and playing tennis with Vice-President Spiro Agnew (Album 4). Also of interest are views of Director Paul Coverdell's trips to Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland in1989-1990. Photos are captioned for the most part, the exception being the coverage of Paul Coverdell's activities. For these photos (which are in color), only the countries or activities and their respective dates are given. Enlargements of these prints, as well as other photographs of Peace Corps Directors and their activities, may be found in Record Group 490, Series D, G, and GC. Negatives for photographs in this series may be found in Record Group 490, Series AC, C, F, N, PC, and R. There are no assignment numbers for the Coverdell photos; the whereabouts of the negatives for these photos are unknown.

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Agnew, Spiro T. (Spiro Theodore), 1918-1996

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Cash, Johnny

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Meir, Golda, 1898-1978

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Dellenback, John R., 1918-2002

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John Richard Dellenback (1918-2002) served in the Oregon State Legislature, and as a Republican from Oregon in the U.S. Congress. Born in Chicago, Illinois on November 6, 1918, Dellenback graduated from Yale University. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II (1942-1946), he attended Northwestern University School of Speech, 1946 and 1949. Dellenback received his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1949 and began teaching law at Oregon State...

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Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011

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Blatchford, Joseph H., 1934-

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Peace Corps (U.S.)

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Collins, Michael, 1930-

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Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984

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Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012

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Coverdell, Paul Douglas, 1939-2000

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Cash, June Carter, 1929-2003

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Paul VI, Pope, 1897-1978

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Vaughn, Jack Hood, 1920-2012

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Jack Hood Vaughn (b. August 18, 1920, Lame Deer, MT–d. October 29, 2012, Tuscon, AZ) was an ambassador, assistant Secretary of State, and Director of the Peace Corps. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA (1943) and an MA (1947); he also taught there and was the head boxing coach. He was also a professional boxer. In 1949 he joined the civil service as the Latin-American director of Peace Corps (1961-1964). He was subsequently the director of the Peace Corps (1966-1969) and appo...

Hussein, King of Jordan, 1935-1999

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Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973

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Celeste, Richard F., 1937-

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Richard F. "Dick" Celeste (b. Nov. 11, 1937, Cleveland, OH) was governor of Ohio, diplomat, and politician. He graduated from Yale University (1959) and received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Exeter College, Oxford University. After, he served as staff liaison in Peace Corps as assistant to Chester Bowles. He was elected to Ohio House of Representatives (1970) and later Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1974). Celeste was appointed director of Peace Corps by Pres. Jimmy Carter (1979-1981). Later, ...