Interview with Lorraine Farinha "Lorie" Adams, October 30, 2020

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

Interview Summary

Lorraine Farinha "Lorie" Adams served as a Peace Corps volunteer as part of the Brazil I 4-H group from 1962-64. Afterwards, she was an Invitational Recruiter at San Francisco State and other colleges and worked in the Public Relations department at Peace Corps Headquarters from 1965-67. She discusses dropping out of college to join the Peace Corps and describes training in Washington DC, Puerto Rico and at a rural university in Brazil. She recounts experiences as a youth program volunteer in three sites in southern Brazil, including being expelled from Rio Grande do Sul by the Governor who she says was anti-American and Santa Catarina because of non- cooperation by counterparts; and her 6-monhs in Rio do Sul. She talks about Peace Corps’ impact on helping Brazilians understand Americans’ diversity and increasing her own self-confidence. She discusses her continued involvement with the Peace Corps community and the importance of volunteerism and honoring people’s diverse paths.

Interview Accession

2020oh0622_pcrv0075

Interviewee Name

Lorraine Farinha "Lorie" Adams

Interviewer Name

Evelyn Ganzglass

Interview Date

2020-10-30

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Adams, Lorraine Farinha Interview by Evelyn Ganzglass. 30 Oct. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Adams, L.F. (2020, October 30). Interview by E. Ganzglass. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Adams, Lorraine Farinha, interview by Evelyn Ganzglass. October 30, 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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