Interview with Daniel Poppelreiter, November 3, 2021

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

Interview Summary

Daniel Poppelreiter served as a Peace Corps volunteer in a Community Economic Development program in the Solomon Islands from 1977-79, when the islands were still a British Protectorate. He ran a wholesale store in Gizo as part of a cooperative scheme supplying small stores in outlying areas with imported goods, including food, building supplies and other necessities in exchange for dried coconut, which he sold to the government for export. He discusses making friends with these merchants and traveling to small islands where these stores were located. He also talks about the colonial atmosphere, positive attitudes towards Americans at least partially because of people’s vivid memories of World War II. He concludes talking about how much he loved his experience, the positive impact it had on his career in international business, the termination of Peace Corps in the Solomon Islands, and that Americans would benefit by knowing the world a little better.

Interview Accession

2021oh0963_pcrv0445

Interviewee Name

Daniel Poppelreiter

Interviewer Name

Evelyn Ganzglass

Interview Date

2021-11-03

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Poppelreiter, Daniel Interview by Evelyn Ganzglass. 03 Nov. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Poppelreiter, D. (2021, November 03). 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.

Poppelreiter, Daniel, interview by Evelyn Ganzglass. November 03, 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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