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Welcome to the Peace Corps Oral History Project!

Preserving the Peace Corps legacy

Be interviewed!

Click the button below to find out how you can be interviewed for the

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Archives Project.


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We are especially seeking interviewees representing diversity through the

Many Faces of Peace Corps Project and COVID-19 Evacuees.

Learn About the Oral History Project


Click the button to listen to Pat Wand's interview on "AirTalk With Larry Mantle" on KPCC 89.3 FM, an NPR affiliate in Los Angeles, broadcast 25 February 2021.

"The Peace Corps Celebrates 60 Years Of Service: We Take A Look Back At The Organization And Its History"


Click the button to read Pat Wand's article in the Winter 2019 issue of World View Magazine.

"A Larger Context: Saving the Voices of Complex Peace Corps Experiences"

Listen to stories from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

"Many Faces of Peace Corps"



Entire interviews from "Many Faces of Peace Corps" are in the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer collection at the University of Kentucky Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.

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Listen to stories from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

"In Their Own Words"



Entire interviews from "In Their Own Words" are in the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer collection of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

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Our Vision

Preserve the legacy of Peace Corps as experienced and articulated by individual Peace Corps Volunteers and staff


Our Mission

To interview returned Peace Corps Volunteers and staff about their intercultural service experiences for inclusion in publicly accessible online digital archives



We are an affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).

NPCA is the nonprofit alumni network at the center of a vibrant community of over 220,000 people who share the Peace Corps experience. NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of the Peace Corps. Visit NPCA to learn more