The Peace Corps Community Archive, curated by the American University Library, collects, preserves, and makes available materials that were created and acquired by Peace Corps Volunteers. The archive is used to support student and scholarly research, create exhibits, and provide educational and public programs that document the experiences and impact of individuals who served in the Peace Corps.
Directions to Archives. Archives and Special Collections is located in the Spring Valley Building (SVB) at 4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016.
Parking: There is a parking garage with pay-as-you-go fare machines located under the building – the entrance is off Massachusetts Avenue just before the PNC bank. Additional metered parking is available on the surrounding streets.
There are also free University shuttle services available to get to and from the Spring Valley Building
Once inside the building, Archives and Special Collections is located on the second floor next to classrooms 201 and 202. Follow the building directories and signs for University Archives (the signage lists both 204 and 205 as the suite number,; both get you to the same place).
Please ring the doorbell outside the Archives suite when you arrive and a staff member will greet you at the door to assist you.
Following the tour the Archives will be open for individual browsing and research.
We are also planning to get together for lunch at a nearby restaurant afterwards with anyone that wish to join us.
NOTE: The tour is being held on a Wednesday due to the availability of the librarian. If there is anyone that will be in DC that day and wishes to join us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange to meet you at the library.