Creator: Dunbar, Robert G.

Provenance Note: The Robert G. Dunbar papers on the Peace Corps comprise accession numbers 71010 and 72027. Both accessions were donated by Dunbar in 2001.

Historical Note: Robert George Dunbar was born April 30, 1907 in La Grange, Wisconsin. He married in 1937 and had two children. He received a B.A. in History with a minor in Spanish from Milton College in Wisconsin in 1929. In 1933 he received his M. A. in History from the University of Wisconsin and earned his PhD in 1935, also from the University of Wisconsin. Dunbar joined the faculty of the History Department at Montana State University in 1947. He was an Associate Professor of History from 1948-1950 and Professor of History from 1950-1973. Upon retirement in 1974, he was awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus in History. Dr. Dunbar died February 15, 1993 at age 85.

In 1963, Dunbar established a Peace Corps training program for Montana State University students that focused on agricultural projects in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay. Initially students trained on the MSU campus; however as the program grew, it incorporated feedback from Peace Corps volunteers and moved off-site to a guest ranch located near the Crazy Mountains near Melville, Montana. The program's curriculum emphasized Spanish, interpersonal relationships, history, and cultural attitudes. Over time the program transitioned from a strong orientation towards peasant agriculture to a complex community-building enterprise.

Content Description Note: The Robert G. Dunbar papers on the Peace Corps consist of documents and photographs created or collected by Dunbar from 1961-1970. The materials in this collection have been organized into ten series according to year. Within each series the items have been organized via administrative records, training and project records, and photographs. The documents in this collection are in Spanish and English.

Contents

Series 1 1961
Series 2 1962
Series 3 1963
Series 4 1964
Series 5 1965
Series 6 1966
Series 7 1967
Series 8 1968
Series 9 1969
Series 10 1970

Series 1: 1961

Administrative materials in this series detail the Peace Corps program at Montana State University. Topics include facts, recruitment, selection, orientation, training, and objectives.

Box 1
1. Administrative Records: Montana State University Peace Corps

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Series 2: 1962

Administrative records, training and project records, and photographic materials in this series pertain to the Montana State University Peace Corps program. Topics include Peace Corps philosophy, volunteers, training, contracts, orientation, health, communication, the Heifer Project, culture, and Ecuador.

Box 1 (Cont.)
2. Administrative Records: Harvey Peace Corps
3. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Philosophy
4. Administrative Records: Correspondence
5. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Volunteer Correspondence
6. Administrative Records: Correspondence Peace Corps Volunteer trainees
7. Administrative Records: Committee Meetings
8. Administrative Records: 104 Description
9. Administrative Records: Contract Preparations
10. Administrative Records: Contract
11. Administrative Records: Arrival
12. Administrative Records: Expenditures
13. Administrative Records: Selection
14. Administrative Records: Logistics of Examinations
15. Administrative Records: Information
16. Administrative Records: Staff Evaluations
17. Administrative Records: Volunteer Evaluations
18. Administrative Records: Books
19. Administrative Records: Departure
20. Administrative Records: Commencement
21. Administrative Records: Final Report
22. Administrative Records: Trainees
23. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps Orientation
24. Training & Project Records: Cross-cultural Understanding
25. Training & Project Records: Cross-cultural Communication
26. Training & Project Records: Outdoor Living
27. Training & Project Records: Health Training
28. Training & Project Records: Spanish
29. Training & Project Records: World Affairs
30. Training & Project Records: Heifer Project Correspondence
31. Training & Project Records: Ecuador/Heifer Project Syllabus
32. Training & Project Records: Ecuadorean Culture
33. Photographs: Heifer Project, #1-50
34. Photographs: Ecuador Peace Corps Volunteers, #51-60
35. Photographs: Santa Elena Poultry Cooperative, #61-74
36. Photographs, #75-82

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Series 3: 1963

Administrative records, training and project records, and photographic materials in this series discuss Montana State University's Peace Corps program. Topics include volunteers, training, contracts, budget, Ecuador, language, health, forestry, the Heifer Project, and Mexico.

Box 1 (Cont.)
37. Administrative Records: Peace Corps 52 Notice of Volunteers Registered for Training
38. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Registration Data Sheet
39. Administrative Records: Project Administration
40. Administrative Records: Budget
41. Administrative Records: Faculty Payroll
42. Administrative Records: Contract
43. Administrative Records: Correspondence
44. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Volunteers Correspondence since visit to Ecuador
45. Administrative Records: Correspondence A-H
46. Administrative Records: Correspondence I-Q
Box 2
1. Administrative Records: Correspondence R-Z
2. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Correspondence
3. Administrative Records: Discussion Leaders
4. Administrative Records: George Fetter
5. Administrative Records: Trainees
6. Administrative Records: Tess Helburn
7. Administrative Records: Jay Hunt
8. Administrative Records: Medical-Dr. Busse
9. Administrative Records: Incubators
10. Administrative Records: Notebooks
11. Administrative Records: Peace Corps General
12. Administrative Records: Leon Schertler
13. Administrative Records: Nancy Sotomayor
14. Administrative Records: Staff Evaluations
15. Administrative Records: Evaluations
16. Administrative Records: Commencement
17. Administrative Records: Student Reports
18. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps Training Report
19. Training & Project Records: Health Village Case Study
20. Training & Project Records: Spanish Language
21. Training & Project Records: Forestry
22. Training & Project Records: Technical Training
23. Training & Project Records: Ecuador Phase II Training
24. Training & Project Records: Ecuadorean Studies Economics
25. Training & Project Records: Ecuador-Helburn-Books
26. Training & Project Records: Visit to Ecuador
27. Training & Project Records: Ecuador/Heifer Project Syllabus
28. Training & Project Records: Heifer Project-Peace Corps Correspondence
29. Training & Project Records: Mexico
30. Photographs: Peace Corps Volunteer James Cook in Ecuador, #83-86

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Series 4: 1964

Administrative records, training and project records, and photographic materials in this series describe Montana State University's Peace Corps program. Topics include budgets, contracts, staff, volunteers, health, language, Ecuador, the Heifer Project, Mexico, and communication.

Box 2 (Cont.)
31. Administrative Records: Letter to Babcock
32. Administrative Records: Budget
33. Administrative Records: Contract
34. Administrative Records: Correspondence A-H
35. Administrative Records: Correspondence I-Q
36. Administrative Records: Correspondence R-Z
37. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Correspondence
38. Administrative Records: Correspondence
39. Administrative Records: 104 Description
40. Administrative Records: Discussion Leaders
41. Administrative Records: Program
42. Administrative Records: Letter of Reporting Instructions
43. Administrative Records: Evaluations
44. Administrative Records: Staff Evaluations
45. Administrative Records: Traveling
46. Administrative Records: Trainees
Box 3
1. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps Volunteers Monthly Reports
2. Training & Project Records: Toeffel
3. Training & Project Records: Olin Robison
4. Training & Project Records: Commencement
5. Training & Project Records: Report of Training
6. Training & Project Records: Technical Training Workshop Report
7. Training & Project Records: Cross-cultural Communication
8. Training & Project Records: Outdoor Living
9. Training & Project Records: Health
10. Training & Project Records: Spanish Language
11. Training & Project Records: Technical Studies
12. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps Ecuadorean Studies
13. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps Training Ecuadoran Studies
14. Training & Project Records: Ecuador/Heifer Project Syllabus
15. Training & Project Records: Heifer Project Peace Corps Correspondence
16. Training & Project Records: Mexico Training
17. Training & Project Records: Mexico Training
18. Training & Project Records: Mexico Training Reports
19. Photographs: Peace Corps Trainees, #87-92

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Series 5: 1965

Administrative records, training and project records, and photographic materials in this series delineate Montana State University's Peace Corps program. Topics include selection, language, Bolivia, volunteers, clubs, training, home economics, Ecuador, the Heifer Project, electrification, and communication.

Box 3 (Cont.)
20. Administrative Records: 104
21. Administrative Records: Contract
22. Administrative Records: Contractual Letters
23. Administrative Records: Multiple Payment Lists
24. Administrative Records: Summary Monthly Report
25. Administrative Records: Trainee - Volunteer Status Report
26. Administrative Records: Gene Baird
27. Administrative Records: Dr. Kenneth Woods
28. Administrative Records: Correspondence A-H
29. Administrative Records: Correspondence I-Q
30. Administrative Records: Correspondence R-Z
31. Administrative Records: Bolivia Correspondence
32. Administrative Records: Discussion Leaders
33. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Annual Reports to Guerrero
34. Administrative Records: Spanish Language Staff
35. Administrative Records: Coordinators and Staff
36. Administrative Records: Himnos (Miscellaneous)
37. Administrative Records: Himno Clubes "4-F"
38. Administrative Records: Selection
39. Administrative Records: Mortiz Thomson
40. Administrative Records: Community Development - Conniff
41. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Volunteer Evaluations
Box 4
1. Administrative Records: Staff Evaluations
2. Administrative Records: Ambassador Larrea
3. Administrative Records: Commencement
4. Administrative Records: Final Report
5. Training & Project Records: Training Preparations
6. Training & Project Records: Volunteer registration for Training
7. Training & Project Records: Counter-Part Relations
8. Training & Project Records: Inter-cultural Communication
9. Training & Project Records: Cross-cultural Communication
10. Training & Project Records: Outdoor Living
11. Training & Project Records: Health Training
12. Training & Project Records: Spanish Instruction - Quito
13. Training & Project Records: Forestry Training
14. Training & Project Records: Technical Studies
15. Training & Project Records: Electrification
16. Training & Project Records: Home Economics
17. Training & Project Records: Ecuadorian Counter-parts
18. Training & Project Records: Training in Ecuador
19. Training & Project Records: Ecuadorian Studies
20. Training & Project Records: Heifer Project Correspondence
21. Training & Project Records: Heifer Project Reports
22. Training & Project Records: Quarterly Report- Heifer Project Peace Corps
23. Photographs, #93-116

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Series 6: 1966

Administrative records, training and project records, and photographic materials in this series concern Montana State University's Peace Corps program. Topics include development, volunteers, selection, training, world affairs, health, language, literacy, Ecuador, education, forestry, electrification, communication, and the Heifer Project.

Box 4 (Cont.)
24. Administrative Records: Agricultural Extension - 104. Rural Community Development - Program
25. Administrative Records: Agricultural Extension 2-6113
26. Administrative Records: Rural Community Development - 2-6112
27. Administrative Records: Budget
28. Administrative Records: Payroll Matters
29. Administrative Records: Trainee Volunteer Status Report
30. Administrative Records: Trainee Volunteer Status Rural Community Development
31. Administrative Records: Selection
32. Administrative Records: Pre-arrival Rural Community Development Correspondence
33. Administrative Records: Correspondence A-H
34. Administrative Records: Correspondence I-Q
35. Administrative Records: Correspondence R-Z
36. Administrative Records: Correspondence
37. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Volunteers Correspondence
38. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Washington
39. Administrative Records: Discussion Leaders
40. Administrative Records: Departure Introductions
41. Administrative Records: Evaluations Staff
Box 5
1. Administrative Records: Evaluations
2. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Volunteers Evaluations
3. Administrative Records: Commencement
4. Administrative Records: Songs
5. Administrative Records: Final Report
6. Administrative Records: Notice of Volunteer - Trainee Action
7. Administrative Records: Agett, A. James (115637)
8. Administrative Records: Aller, Howard, III (136884)
9. Administrative Records: Andrews, Ruth A. (117564)
10. Administrative Records: Baker, Leslie (128942
11. Administrative Records: Bean, Barbara (122437)
12. Administrative Records: Blackall, Susan L. (118359)
13. Administrative Records: Blanchard, K. Steve (113401)
14. Administrative Records: Brace, Constance R. (108293)
15. Administrative Records: Brown, Phyllis C. (117034)
16. Administrative Records: Bryan, James S. (127419)
17. Administrative Records: Chidester, William K. (116013)
18. Administrative Records: Cramer, James H. (117033)
19. Administrative Records: Fox, Daniel W. Jr. (123433)
20. Administrative Records: Giedd, Gerald W. (112729)
21. Administrative Records: Gutherie, Susan (132434)
22. Administrative Records: Guthrie, Susan E.
23. Administrative Records: Hagerman, Gary R. (062352)
24. Administrative Records: Hamamoto, Lois S. (129477)
25. Administrative Records: Harshbarger, Kay L. (128633)
26. Administrative Records: Hawkins, Barbara (132519)
27. Administrative Records: Henderson, Davis F (126841)
28. Administrative Records: Henry, Judith M. (109344)
29. Administrative Records: Hickerson, William R. (124449)
30. Administrative Records: Higgs, Craig D.
31. Administrative Records: Higgs, Craig D. (129824)
32. Administrative Records: Hintz, Judith (125718)
33. Administrative Records: Hoffman, James V. (134958)
34. Administrative Records: Hughes, Judith M. (110852)
35. Administrative Records: Hughes, Susan M. (129668)
36. Administrative Records: Jacobson, Franklin M. (107511)
37. Administrative Records: Leatherwood, James R. (107158)
38. Administrative Records: Martin, Dennis M. (105445)
39. Administrative Records: Masciarelli, William R. (119482)
40. Administrative Records: Montgomery, Ellen (123896)
41. Administrative Records: Nelson, James T. (122752)
42. Administrative Records: Nicoll, Christine (129408)
43. Administrative Records: Noll, Daryl E. (113654)
44. Administrative Records: Oppermann, Charles F. (115554)
45. Administrative Records: Patton, Sylvia K. (123133)
46. Administrative Records: Perkins, Jeri (137300)
47. Administrative Records: Phillips, Charles R. (110843)
48. Administrative Records: Poling, John (138877)
49. Administrative Records: Prinster, Tari (109992)
50. Administrative Records: Quaas, Richard L. (112304)
51. Administrative Records: Ratliff, Willaim F. (126452)
52. Administrative Records: Richard George
53. Administrative Records: Serrie, Martha A. (110545)
54. Administrative Records: Simpson, Jaqueline H. (125595)
55. Administrative Records: Stevens, Larry K. (124130)
56. Administrative Records: Strother, Michael E. (108828)
57. Administrative Records: Swanberg, Sharon L. (119209)
58. Administrative Records: Thurston, Paul W. (126278)
59. Administrative Records: Trivison, Cheryl J. (114333)
60. Administrative Records: Tuck, Henri (115778)
61. Administrative Records: Tuday, Linda (135131)
62. Administrative Records: Weibel, Norman (Alan) (126451)
63. Administrative Records: White, Paul F. (126998)
64. Administrative Records: Wolfe, Patricia A. (124802)
65. Administrative Records: Wowra, Craig (128490)
66. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps Training Opening
67. Training & Project Records: Notice Volunteers for Training
68. Training & Project Records: Rural Community Development Training in Lubbock
69. Training & Project Records: Inter-cultural Communications
70. Training & Project Records: Health Training
71. Training & Project Records: World Affairs
72. Training & Project Records: Spanish Language
73. Training & Project Records: Spanish Study
74. Training & Project Records: Forestry
75. Training & Project Records: Technical Studies
76. Training & Project Records: Electrification
77. Training & Project Records: Home Economics
78. Training & Project Records: Physical Education
79. Training & Project Records: Literacy Training
80. Training & Project Records: Community Development
81. Training & Project Records: Transportation
82. Training & Project Records: Weekend Visits
83. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps/Ecuador
84. Training & Project Records: Ecuadorian Counterparts
85. Training & Project Records: Ecuadorian Studies
86. Training & Project Records: Ecuadorian Studies
87. Training & Project Records: Ecuadorian Village
88. Training & Project Records: Heifer Project- Peace Corps
89. Photographs: Trainee Lists, #93-116

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Series 7: 1967

Administrative records as well as training and project records materials in this series relate to Montana State University's Peace Corps program. Topics include training, volunteers, selection, registration, language, medical, agriculture, electrification, home economics, literacy, development, Ecuador, and the Heifer project.

Box 5 (Cont.)
90. Administrative Records: Pre-training Letters
91. Administrative Records: Trainee Volunteer Status Report- Ag
92. Administrative Records: Trainee Volunteer Status Report - Elect
93. Administrative Records: 104
94. Administrative Records: Contractual Letter
95. Administrative Records: Selection
96. Administrative Records: Johnson, Leon
97. Administrative Records: Budget
Box 6
1. Administrative Records: Graduation Departure
2. Administrative Records: Registration Processing
3. Administrative Records: Correspondence A-H
4. Administrative Records: Correspondence I-Q
5. Administrative Records: Correspondence R-Z
6. Administrative Records: Correspondence - Sig Mahu
7. Administrative Records: Buitron Correspondence
8. Administrative Records: News Releases
9. Administrative Records: Weekly Bulletin
10. Administrative Records: Spanish Staff
11. Administrative Records: Peace Corps - Discussion Leaders
12. Administrative Records: Subsistence
13. Administrative Records: Draft Boards
14. Administrative Records: Peace Corps - Medical
15. Administrative Records: Nursing
16. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Discussion Leaders
17. Administrative Records: Schedules - Staff
18. Administrative Records: Resource Agencies for Peace Corps Volunteers
19. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Community Visits
20. Administrative Records: Farewell Banquet
21. Administrative Records: Staff Evaluations
22. Administrative Records: Evaluations
23. Administrative Records: Final Report
24. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Orientation
25. Administrative Records: Pre-training Materials
26. Administrative Records: Trainees
27. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps Training
28. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps Camp Outs
29. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps Camp Crozier
30. Training & Project Records: Cross-cultural
31. Training & Project Records: Spanish Vocabulary
32. Training & Project Records: Tech Studies - Agriculture
33. Training & Project Records: Electrification Training
34. Training & Project Records: Home Economics Training
35. Training & Project Records: Adult Literacy
36. Training & Project Records: Community Development
37. Training & Project Records: Flagstaff Training
38. Training & Project Records: Ecuadorian Counterparts
39. Training & Project Records: Ecuador
40. Training & Project Records: Heifer Project

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Series 8: 1968

Administrative records in addition to training and project records materials in this series are pertinent to Montana State University's Peace Corps program. Topics include training, nutrition, language, nursing, electrification, Ecuador, contracts, and budgets.

Box 6 (Cont.)
41. Administrative Records: Contracts and Budgets
42. Administrative Records: Peace Corps 104 and L.A. Training Guide
43. Administrative Records: Conservation Corps Trainees Peace Corps
44. Administrative Records: Trainee Volunteers Status Report
45. Administrative Records: Letters sent to Acceptees
46. Administrative Records: Planning Conferences
47. Administrative Records: Program Planning
48. Administrative Records: Pre-training Week Plans
49. Administrative Records: Schedule
50. Administrative Records: Correspondence A-H
51. Administrative Records: Correspondence I-P
52. Administrative Records: Correspondence Q-Z
Box 7
1. Administrative Records: Contractual Letters
2. Administrative Records: Memos
3. Administrative Records: Peace Corps/Wash Reports
4. Administrative Records: Notes on Telephone Conversations
5. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Volunteers Evaluation of Training
6. Administrative Records: Staff Evaluations
7. Administrative Records: Conservation Corps Pre-Training Week Peace Corps
8. Administrative Records: Conservation Corps Regional Plan Peace Corps
9. Administrative Records: Conservation Corps Discussion Groups Peace Corps
10. Administrative Records: Conservation Corps Films Peace Corps
11. Administrative Records: Conservation Corps Staff Peace Corps
12. Administrative Records: Torres, Angel
13. Administrative Records: Annual Report
14. Administrative Records: John Walsh Report
15. Administrative Records: Warwick Report
16. Training & Project Records: Training Workshop, Escondido California
17. Training & Project Records: Hawaiian Rice Training
18. Training & Project Records: Nutrition
19. Training & Project Records: Conservation Corps Community Visits Peace Corps
20. Training & Project Records: Spanish
21. Training & Project Records: Nursing
22. Training & Project Records: Language Coordinator's Workshop
23. Training & Project Records: Electrification
24. Training & Project Records: Materials Re: Education Department
25. Training & Project Records: Co-ops
26. Training & Project Records: Community Visits
27. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps Library
28. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps/Ecuador Project Proposal 1967
29. Training & Project Records: Basic Accounting Practice - Ecuador
30. Training & Project Records: Notes Made in Ecuador
31. Training & Project Records: Ecuador 518
32. Training & Project Records: Conceptual Model of Social and Political Change in Ecuador

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Series 9: 1969

Administrative records, training and project records, and photographic materials in this series are pertinent to Montana State University's Peace Corps program. Topics include training, the Dot S Dot Ranch, language, medical, electrification, transportation, contracts, and budgets.

Box 7 (Cont.)
33. Administrative Records: Alexandria, Virginia Conference
34. Administrative Records: 104
35. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Trainees
36. Administrative Records: Trainees Volunteer Status Report
37. Administrative Records: Contract
38. Administrative Records: Budget
39. Administrative Records: Peace Corps- Contractual Letters
40. Administrative Records: Correspondence A-G
41. Administrative Records: Correspondence H-P
42. Administrative Records: Correspondence Q-Z
43. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Correspondence
44. Administrative Records: Big Timber Letters
45. Administrative Records: Selection
46. Administrative Records: Spanish Applications
47. Administrative Records: Visitors
48. Administrative Records: Employment Spanish staff
49. Administrative Records: Peace Corps - Meal Plans
50. Administrative Records: Departure Plans
51. Administrative Records: Sparhawk
52. Administrative Records: Report Training
53. Administrative Records: Evaluations
54. Administrative Records: Employment - Student
55. Administrative Records: Senior Intern Programs
Box 8
1. Administrative Records: Transportation
2. Training & Project Records: Volunteer Register for Training
3. Training & Project Records: Dot S Dot Ranch
4. Training & Project Records: Spanish
5. Training & Project Records: Electrification
6. Training & Project Records: Resources for Training
7. Training & Project Records: Medical Concerns
8. Training & Project Records: Cross-cultural
9. Photographs, #168-211

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Series 10: 1970

Administrative records, training and project records, and photographic materials in this series refer to Montana State University's Peace Corps program. Topics include training, contracts, budget, medical, selection, Ecuador, language, the Dot S Dot Ranch, and Peru.

Box 8 (Cont.)
10. Administrative Records: 104
11. Administrative Records: Contract
12. Administrative Records: Budget
13. Administrative Records: Arrival Information
14. Administrative Records: Contractual Letters
15. Administrative Records: Correspondence with Peace Corps
16. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Correspondence A-G
17. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Correspondence H-P
18. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Correspondence Q-Z
19. Administrative Records: Correspondence with Peace Corps Volunteers
20. Administrative Records: Staff Biographies
21. Administrative Records: Draft
22. Administrative Records: Departure Materials
23. Administrative Records: Telephone
24. Administrative Records: Medical Concerns
25. Administrative Records: Job Descriptions
26. Administrative Records: Freire
27. Administrative Records: Selection
28. Administrative Records: Self Evaluation #1
29. Administrative Records: Self Evaluation #2
30. Administrative Records: Reports
31. Administrative Records: Final Report
32. Administrative Records: Peace Corps Advising Committee
33. Administrative Records: Storage at Montana State University
34. Administrative Records: Evaluations
35. Training & Project Records: Peace Corps Training
36. Training & Project Records: Escondido Visit
37. Training & Project Records: Ecuador Trip
38. Training & Project Records: Resources for Training
39. Training & Project Records: Technical
40. Training & Project Records: Spanish Language
41. Training & Project Records: Ashe - the Catarama Project
42. Training & Project Records: Cross-cultural
43. Training & Project Records: Dot S Dot Ranch
44. Training & Project Records: Taos Training
45. Training & Project Records: Journals of Ecuador Trip and of Training
46. Training & Project Records: Peru Normal School Training
47. Photographs, #212-254

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Updated: 3/7/14