A Pictorial History of Peace Corps in Hawai'i: From UH Peace Corps Training Center Records
June 20, 2016-September 22, 2016
Location: Elevator Gallery
During the 1960s through the early 1970s, the University of Hawai'i administered a training center for the Peace Corps and sent thousands of volunteers to Asian and Pacific countries. Hawai'i's strategic, as well as isolated, location in the middle of the Pacific, the diversity of Asian and Pacific cultures and languages represented, and the varied topography provided a logical location to prepare Americans for life abroad.
This exhibit highlights the history of the Peace Corps training in Hawai'i, with photos and other materials from the UH Peace Corps Training Center Records. The collection is housed in the University Archives & Manuscripts Department of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library.