Peace Corps OnLine Library

The addition of the Online Library to the Peace Corps Web site is part of the agency's mission to use innovative technology to maximize communications and share knowledge more efficiently around the globe.

All materials from the Online Library can be accessed and downloaded for use from

Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez announced the launch of Peace Corps' Web-based Online Library. The Online Library contains materials used to train and support Peace Corps staff, volunteers, and host country partners. The library will be available to the general public offering knowledge that has accumulated about development, culture, and traditions of people in the countries in which Peace Corps serves.

Peace Corps' new Online Library is an excellent resource for organizations and individuals working in international and domestic community development. The online release of these publications is instrumental in extending Peace Corps' knowledge to others that may work in communities with diverse cultures, teach English to speakers of other languages, work with and manage volunteer programs, support community development projects, or plan for disaster prevention and mitigation.

Group Creates Museum of the Peace Corps Experience

As Peace Corps enters its fifth decade, there's a wealth of stories that should be shared with a wider audience.  A group in Portland is proposing that a museum will fulfill the Peace Corps' third goal in a big way--bringing many cultures home to Americans and broadening geographic education.

There will be sections of art, artifacts, and photographs reflecting lifestyles from various countries around the world; these exhibits will rotate periodically. In addition,

the museum will mount traveling exhibits, working with returned volunteer groups to bring Peace Corps stories into many communities around the country. 
How Can You Help?
Tax-Deductible Contribution
The Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation chartered in Oregon. Tax-deductible contributions will make the creation of the Museum a reality.

Become a Board Member
People are needed with knowledge in museum management, education, events, volunteerism, marketing, tax law, fundraising and other areas to join in making our vision a reality.
Join a Workgroup
Motivated volunteers can help expand the work of the committee.  Direct all inquiries to and the group's web site is at

Peace Corps Mourns Loss of Former Director

On December 7, 2002, former Peace Corps Director John R. Dellenback died of viral pneumonia. Dellenback served as Peace Corps Director from 1975 to 1977 and continued to support returned Peace Corps volunteers as an active advisor for the National Peace Corps Association.

Dellenback's career spanned a variety of public and private offices. He was elected to Congress in 1966

and held leadership positions in education and natural resources. Dellenback wrote legislation establishing the vast Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and helped amend a bill holding Alaska pipeline permit-holders and shippers liable for oil spills during its construction. He was also a promoter of education and was president of the Christian College Coalition from 1977 to 1988.

"John Dellenback's death is a tragic loss for Peace Corps. His work in Congress and especially as Peace Corps director left its mark on both organizations. The staff of the Peace Corps is deeply saddened by this loss. Our heartfelt condolences are extended to his family," said Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez.

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