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Folders 1-5 Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, 1970-1973

Container:
Box 10 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 10
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and publications concerning relations with Smithsonian offices and bureaus, participation on Smithsonian-sponsored conferences and committees, and office administration. Of special interest are files documenting the development of the Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology (after 1970, the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies) and the Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 271, Series 2
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Ecology Program Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Ecology Program Records

Extent:
11.5 cu. ft. (23 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Maps
Date:
1965-1973
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of files documenting the operation of the Smithsonian Office of Ecology (SOE), 1965-1970, and its successor, the Ecology Program of the Office of Environmental Sciences (OES), 1970-1973. The records were created primarily by administrators Buechner, 1965-1968; Wallen, 1969; and Jenkins, 1970-1973. They include organizational files, 1965-1973; administrative records, 1965-1973, including material concerning the development of the Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology (after 1970, the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies) and the Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program; project files, 1965-1973, including records documenting projects conducted as part of the International Program in Ecology; and files of Lee Merriam Talbot, 1965-1971.
Historical Note:
The history of the Ecology Program of the Office of Environmental Sciences can be traced to July 1, 1965, when the Smithsonian Office of Ecology (SOE) was created to assist in expanding the research opportunities of Smithsonian scientists and to aid in the coordination of ecological activities with other government agencies. From its creation until 1966, the SOE was an administrative unit of the National Museum of Natural History. In 1966, administrative responsibility for the SOE was transferred to the Assistant Secretary for Science. The Smithsonian's environmental sciences programs were reorganized under the Office of Environmental Sciences (OES) in 1970. At that time, the SOE became the Ecology Program of the newly created OES. In 1973, OES was merged with the Office of International Activities to form the Office of International and Environmental Programs (OIEP). The Ecology Program came under the administrative control of OIEP. The Ecology Program was abolished in 1974.

Administrators of the Ecology Program of OES and its predecessor the SOE included Helmut K. Buechner, assistant director for ecology, 1965-1966, head, 1966-1968 (he also served as senior scientist, 1968-1971); Irvin Eugene Wallen, acting head, 1969; and Dale W. Jenkins, director, 1970-1973. Other staff included Lee Merriam Talbot, research biologist, 1965-1966, field representative, Ecology and Conservation, 1966-1967, deputy head and international field representative, 1968, resident ecologist, 1969-1971, and deputy director, 1972-1973; and Francis Raymond Fosberg, special assistant for tropical biology, 1965-1966.

Programs and bureaus under the administration of the Ecology Program of OES and its predecessor the SOE included the Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology (after 1970 the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies), 1965-1969; the Center for Natural Areas, 1972-1974; and the Peace Corps Environmental Program, 1972-1974.
Topic:
Coastal ecology  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Maps
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 271
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Ecology Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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SI-Peace Corps Environmental Program Ends

Subject:
Smithsonian Institution-Peace Corps Environmental Program (SI-PCEP)  Search this
Date:
September 30, 1978
Topic:
Cooperation  Search this
Ecology  Search this
International Activities  Search this
Public programs  Search this
Terminations  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1721

Poole Dies in Automobile Accident in Africa

Subject:
Poole, Robert K  Search this
Smithsonian Institution-Peace Corps Environmental Program (SI-PCEP)  Search this
Date:
May, 1978
Topic:
Deaths  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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edanmdm:siris_sic_1948

SI-Peace Corps Environmental Program Formed

Subject:
Office of Environmental Programs  Search this
Smithsonian Institution-Peace Corps Environmental Program (SI-PCEP)  Search this
Date:
1970
Topic:
Ecology  Search this
Interagency Cooperation  Search this
International relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_914

Folder 93 2949 (OT), SI Application Supplement (SI-Peace Corps environmental program), Canceled, FY 1979

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Management Analysis Office  Search this
Container:
Box 49 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 294, Smithsonian Institution, Management Analysis Office, Records
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Records
Records / Box 49
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Extent:
19.5 cu. ft. (39 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1970-1979
Descriptive Entry:
The SI-PCEP records fall into two main areas: Those about the program in general and those about the various environmental projects. The administrative records provide a broad understanding of the scope of SI-PCEP, especially as revealed through the contract files. These administrative records document the creation and continued efforts to expand the funding and impact of the program. In addition, SI-PCEP is well documented through publications generated by the program, including recruiting leaflets, training manuals, skills available booklets, and published articles. The individual projects are documented in the correspondence of program administrators Robert K. Poole, 1970-1975, and James A. Sherburne, 1975-1978, with host countries and host agencies, and the correspondence of individual volunteers and their project reports. Contracts, in addition to those between the Smithsonian Institution and the Peace Corps, include those sought for technical support of projects from the National Park Service, National Wildlife Fund, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Historical Note:
In 1970 the Smithsonian Institution contracted with the Peace Corps to assist it in establishing an international environmental program, the Smithsonian Institution-Peace Corps Environmental Program (SI-PCEP). The program helped the Peace Corps to develop conservation, biological, and ecological projects in natural resource fields with principal focus on wildlife conservation and national park development. Through the Office of Environmental Sciences (later the Office of International and Environmental Programs), SI-PCEP recruited and placed qualified Peace Corps volunteers with advanced degrees and/or specialized skills, assisted in establishing training programs, and provided information and technical and scientific support to volunteers in the field.
Topic:
Wildlife conservation  Search this
National parks and reserves  Search this
Museum cooperation  Search this
Environmental protection  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 264
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0264

Folder 12 Bobbin, Edward G.; Boccio, Nanci, see Savarese, Vincent

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS, 1971-1979 / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0264-refidd1e1003

Folder 13 Bock, Marcus C.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS, 1971-1979 / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 14 Boggs, Jerry R.; Boggs, Lorna, see Boggs, Jerry R.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS, 1971-1979 / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0264-refidd1e1025

Folder 15 *Booth, Greg A.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS, 1971-1979 / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0264-refidd1e1036

Folder 16 Borantynski, Theodore N.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS, 1971-1979 / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0264-refidd1e1055

Folder 17 Borchert, Mark I.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS, 1971-1979 / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0264-refidd1e1067

Folder 18 *Borg, Gary A.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS, 1971-1979 / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0264-refidd1e1078

Folder 19 Bosch, Marc L.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS, 1971-1979 / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0264-refidd1e1089

Folder 20 *Bowman, Matt

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS, 1971-1979 / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0264-refidd1e1100

Folder 21 *Bracy, Richard

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS, 1971-1979 / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0264-refidd1e1111

Folder 22 Braden, Donald A.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS, 1971-1979 / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0264-refidd1e1122

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