Interview with James Conlan, May 7, 2021

Project: Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project

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James Conlan discusses serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, from 1968 through 1970, in the Education Program. Conlan saw this as a positive alternative to military service, and the Peace Corps was recruiting couples for the Marshall Islands at that time. Their training was one of the earliest to be conducted in-country, in Majuro, the district capital. Training included Marshallese language, culture, and living with a host family. Conlan and his wife Kate were assigned to teach English in Majuro. He later worked in the Education Department’s Audio-Visual Center utilizing his art skills to prepare educational materials. After completing his service, he and his wife remained in Majuro for two years on contract.

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2021oh0316_pcrv0205

Interviewee Name

James Conlan

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Julius "Jay" Sztuk

Interview Date

2021-05-07

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Conlan, James Interview by Julius Sztuk. 07 May. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Conlan, J. (2021, May 07). Interview by J. Sztuk. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Conlan, James, interview by Julius Sztuk. May 07, 2021, Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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