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Preparing for Abroad

Telegram to Robert Starr from Sargent Shriver notifying him of his assignment as a Vocational Education volunteer in Jamaica, 13 November 1963.

Telegram from the inaugural Peace Corps Director, Sargent Shriver, congratulating a new volunteer on his acceptance into the Peace Corps.

Once an individual is accepted into the Peace Corps, volunteers must undergo a medical exam and navigate the paperwork jungle before receiving their official assignment.