Save Your Place in History: The RPCV Oral History Archives Project (OHAP)

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The RPCV Oral History Archives Project (OHAP): Share Your Experience
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Interviews cover the arc of the Peace Corps experience, with each interview focusing on the unique stories the interviewee chooses to share. Interviews are conducted remotely on Zoom
by trained interviewers.
  • The project invites Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Peace Corps staff (former and current) and Counterparts who have worked with Volunteers and Staff to be interviewed. 
  • Interviews average 60-90 minutes in length. 
  • “The toughest job you ever loved” is a slogan that resonates with many Volunteers. There are good days. There are great days. There are bad days. Some Volunteers want to stay in their host countries forever; others can’t wait to come home. We all have stories to tell.  
  • Register below if you’d like to be interviewed. We will connect you with a trained interviewer. Interviews average sixty to ninety minutes.

Register here: Be interviewed and save your place in history!
SIGN UP HERE using the Oral History Google Registration Form
(https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSnTHnoVWezuxwVfPRt6jo55PBG_-6wYhlsFOud8tXCRIprQ/viewform)

What Will the interview consist of?
If you served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Peace Corps staff member (former or current), or as a host country national Counterpart and you would like to share the story about your service, please complete this contact information form. The Peace Corps Oral History team will be in touch with you to schedule an online interview with one of our experienced Returned Peace Corps Volunteer interviewers.

Interviews focus on the interviewee's years of service, but briefly cover pre-Peace Corps life, motivation to become involved with the Peace Corps, on-boarding process and training, and conclude with current activities and reflections. The length of interview is up to the interviewee, who is free to discuss whatever is important to them. However, interviews typically take over an hour.

Interviews will be recorded online using video conferencing technology. The collection of completed interviews will be made easily available to researchers and the general public through a free online public archive at the University of Kentucky Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.

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Questions?
Contact: OralHistoryProject@peacecorpsconnect.org

The RPCV Oral History Archives Project (OHAP) preserves the Peace Corps experience through comprehensive oral history interviews with Returned and Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), Peace Corps Staff, and Host Country Counterparts. These interviews are then made accessible to the public through online digital archives.

About the Oral History Project:

Our Vision
Preserve the Legacy of Peace Corps as experienced and articulated by individual Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Peace Corps Staff and Peace Corps Counterparts.

Our Mission
To interview Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Peace Corps Staff and Peace Corps Counterparts about their intercultural service experiences for inclusion in publicly accessible online digital archives.

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