Interview with Donald Robinson, August 13, 2020

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

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Donald Robinson discusses his background and service in the Peace Corps in Micronesia. He says that he had parent’s friends, professors, and colleagues who were in the Peace Corps who had good experiences encourage him to join and that after he graduated from the University of the District of Columbia in Regional Planning he applied to serve. He describes his pre-training, which included ocean-survival training, which was a unique requirement for serving in Micronesia. Donald talks about his living conditions while there and his work with the Public Affairs Office in the Truk Region. He developed projects for economic development, including one focused on Japanese WWII sites for tourism and another for fisheries' cold storage.

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2020oh0346_pcrv0004

Interviewee Name

Donald Robinson

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Randolph A. Adams

Interview Date

2020-08-13

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Robinson, Donald Interview by Randolph A. Adams. 13 Aug. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Robinson, D. (2020, August 13). Interview by R. A. Adams. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Robinson, Donald, interview by Randolph A. Adams. August 13, 2020, 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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