Pauline Birky-Kreutzer (1915-2008) was a research associate with the Colorado State University Research Foundation and part of the staff that conducted a Congressional feasibility study on a youth corps training program, which became the foundation for the U.S. Peace Corps in 1961. Her papers in the University Archive primarily document the establishment of the Peace Corps and the role played by CSU, with material dating from 1959 to 2004 (bulk 1960-1968). This digital collection consists of the majority of the archival collection. Included are reports, correspondence, memos, training guides, logs, reference material, and newspaper clippings regarding the establishment of the Peace Corps, CSU’s involvement, and Pakistan Peace Corps project activities when Pauline Birky-Kreutzer served as the on-site coordinator. Also present are photographic prints and 35mm slides and negatives that document Peace Corps activities in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and South America. The collection includes magazine articles, awards, and writings such as a copy of Maurice L. Albertson's personal history at CSU. In December of 1963, Pauline Birky-Kreutzer wrote, “Talks about role in Peace Corps”, which highlighted the history of the Peace Corps, CSU involvement and her work with volunteers in Pakistan. She also was a primary contributor for the November 1963, “Final Report: West Pakistan Peace Corps Project August 1961 to November 1963”.

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  • Miscellaneous magazines, folder 1 of 2 

    Contributor:Peace Corps (U.S.). Office of Volunteer Support
    Date:1967-02
    Consists of Peace Corps Volunteer, Volume V, Number 4, February 1967, published monthly by the Office of Volunteer Support, Peace Corps, Washington, D.C. On the cover: The returned Volunteer as a bureaucrat. On page 3, ...
  • 50 years in international education and development at Colorado State University 

    Contributor:Albertson, Maurice L.; Colorado State University; Colorado State University. Department of Civil Engineering; Colorado State University. Publications and Creative Services
    Date:1998
    Consists of an announcement for a symposium to honor Maurice L. Albertson, centennial emeritus professor, at Lory Student Center, Colorado State University; an article on Albertson's legacy in Comment, a Colorado State ...
  • National seminar on U.S. food policy in relation to world food needs : a report of proceedings 

    Contributor:Center for Research and Education (Estes Park, Colo.); Rockefeller Foundation
    Date:1965
    From the foreword: For the past half dozen years there has been much open and some shrouded discussion on the subject of the world’s exploding population and the food resources of the productive and underproductive parts ...
  • Simple Urdu guide 

    Contributor:Rauf, Q. A.
    Date:undated
    A guide written to help "foreigners and my Pakistani brethren in Sind & East Pakistan, desirous of learning Urdu language…" The guide contains phonetic drills, vocabulary, grammar, exercises, model sentences, verb forms, ...
  • Beyond war award 

    Contributor:Foothills Unitarian Church (Fort Collins, Colo.)
    Date:1987-12-06
    An announcement of the Beyond War Award to honor Pauline Birky-Kreutzer "for efforts through the Peace Corps to build a world beyond war." The newsletter Intercom of the Foothills Unitarian Church, Fort Collins, Colorado, ...
  • Story of Loreto 

    Contributor:Westwater, C. G.
    Date:1971
    A narrative by Father George Westwater, a Catholic priest, about his experiences in Loreto and Fatimapur villages, Pakistan. From the first page: The following story is written in the hope that the reader will somehow share ...
  • Government College awards 

    Contributor:Peace Corps Pakistan; Government College of Education (Faisalabad, Pakistan)
    Date:1962
    Date:undated
    A typed message from Pauline E. Birky, in what appears to be Urdu and translated to English, addressing an occasion for awarding prizes. It is followed by an invitation from the Athletic Club of the Government College, ...
  • Slides-Afghanistan and Pakistan Peace Corps, folder 1 of 2 

    Contributor:Colorado State University; Peace Corps Afghanistan; Peace Corps Pakistan
    Date:1962-1967
    Date:undated
    Two hundred twenty-seven slides depicting scenes in Afghanistan and Pakistan. See the separate Slide Captions for details of each image.
  • Slides-Afghanistan and Pakistan Peace Corps, folder 2 of 2 

    Contributor:Colorado State University; Peace Corps Afghanistan; Peace Corps Pakistan
    Date:1962-1967
    Date:undated
    Two hundred five slides depicting scenes in Afghanistan and Pakistan. See the separate Slide Captions for details of each image.
  • Photographs-Pakistan and South America Peace Corps, folder 15 of 25 

    Contributor:Colorado State University; Peace Corps Pakistan
    Date:1961
    Eleven photographic prints include a man seated on a bed; people gathered indoors playing wind instruments; a woman wearing a Colorado State University shirt; a woman having her blood pressure taken; excavation sites; and ...
  • Photographs-Pakistan and South America Peace Corps, folder 21 of 25 

    Contributor:Colorado State University; Peace Corps (U.S.)
    Date:1963
    Forty-seven slides include people in classroom, office, mealtime, and group settings; groups of women and children; livestock; items on display tables; and open building structures. A Colorado State University Research ...
  • Photographs-Pakistan and South America Peace Corps, folder 18 of 25 

    Contributor:Colorado State University; Peace Corps Pakistan
    Date:1961
    Ten photographic prints include a man playing a guitar; excavation sites; a group of girls; people seated around a table at a meal; men standing near livestock in stalls; a campsite; and people in a forested area. Inscriptions ...
  • Photographs-Pakistan and South America Peace Corps, folder 19 of 25 

    Contributor:Colorado State University; Peace Corps Pakistan
    Date:1961
    Ten photographic prints include a woman posing on a rock formation; a woman and nurse; a group of people in a snow-covered area; children and women; women at tables with items displayed; men working on a form outside a ...
  • Photographs-Pakistan and South America Peace Corps, folder 8 of 25 

    Contributor:Colorado State University; Peace Corps Pakistan
    Date:1962
    Ten photographic prints include a man wearing a Colorado State University shirt walking behind a donkey and scenes of people and children. Inscriptions on back of five. Image: Jim L. Image: V Off to the village, few students ...
  • Photographs-Pakistan and South America Peace Corps, folder 10 of 25 

    Contributor:Colorado State University; Peace Corps Pakistan
    Date:1963
    Nine photographic prints include a man on a gurney with medical personnel around him; a volunteers seated around a table for a meal; men playing basketball; other scenes depicting groups with men, women, and children; and ...
  • Photographs-Pakistan and South America Peace Corps, folder 7 of 25 

    Contributor:Colorado State University; Peace Corps Pakistan
    Date:1963
    Ten photographic prints include people leading donkeys; scenes of people seated at tables set with meals; students at work; men playing basketball; women washing a child's hair; and other groups of people. Inscriptions on ...
  • Photographs-Pakistan and South America Peace Corps, folder 2 of 25 

    Contributor:Colorado State University; Peace Corps Pakistan
    Date:1963
    Ten photographic prints include women seated with children; Pauline Birky-Kreutzer in Pakistan standing outside a building with others; people gathered at tables in an outdoor area; groups of people with some scenes showing ...
  • Photographs-Pakistan and South America Peace Corps, folder 23 of 25 

    Contributor:Conklin, Paul; Colorado State University; Peace Corps Philippines; Peace Corps El Salvador; Peace Corps Venezuela; Peace Corps Belize; Peace Corps Saint Lucia
    Date:2008
    Ten photographic prints include Peace Corps volunteers overseeing projects with groups of children and adults. A handwritten note dated March 25, 2008, to Pauline from Moe & Nadya is also included. The note writer talks ...
  • Photographs-Pakistan and South America Peace Corps, folder 1 of 25 

    Contributor:Colorado State University; Peace Corps Pakistan; Peace Corps Afghanistan
    Date:1961?
    Eleven photographic prints include two men looking at a coral-like specimen; a group at the Birky house; people setting up forms outside a row of buildings; two men looking at a drainage hole; people near various structures; ...
  • Welcome banner for Pauline Birky made by students at Government Pilot Secondary School, Katlang, West Pakistan 

    Contributor:Colorado State University; Peace Corps Pakistan
    Date:1962
    A banner welcoming Pauline Birky. Willie Douglas was the Peace Corps volunteer teacher at the time.

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