Peace Corps Training Records

 Collection
Identifier: 93-40
The Peace Corps Training Rcords contains materials related to the organization of the first training sessions for Peace Corps volunteers as teachers in Liberia, including correspondence, manuals, memos, project descriptions, subject curriculum, trainee rosters and directories, trainee newsletters, and general brochures and pamphlets about the Peace Corps. Also included is material about training programs in Sierra Leone.

Dates

  • 1955-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

Contains records created by Warren d'Azevedo related to the organization of the first training sessions for Peace Corps volunteers as teachers in Liberia, including correspondence, manuals, memos, project descriptions, subject curriculum, trainee rosters and directories, trainee newsletters, and general brochures and pamphlets about the Peace Corps. Also included is material about training programs in Sierra Leone.

Administrative History

Warren L. d'Azevedo received his B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1962.

d'Azevedo's graduate studies in anthropology centered on western Africa where he lived during a graduate fellowship. In 1962 while teaching anthropology at the University of Utah, he was asked to play a key role in developing and implementing the training of Peace Corps volunteer/trainees selected to teach in elementary and secondary schools in Liberia. Working with other area specialists, d'Azevedo developed a curriculum which would give trainees the cultural, historical, and to some degree, language knowledge necessary for success in Liberia.

d'Azevedo continued to serve as an area specialist for other Liberian Peace Corps training projects during the 1960s, teaching Peace Corps trainees at the University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, and San Francisco State College. He also advised programs in Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Professor d'Azevedo was invited to teach anthropology in the combined psychology and sociology departments at the University of Nevada, Reno in 1963. In 1967, a separate anthropology department was established and Dr. d'Azevedo was appointed the first chairman. He retired as professor emeritus in 1988.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) The Peace Corps in Liberia; 2) The Peace Corps in Other Countries; 3) General Peace Corps Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Warren d'Azevedo in 1993.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Peace Corps Training Records
Status
completed
Author
Susan Searcy
Date
July 27, 1993
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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