Interview with Robert W. Olson, November 2, 2005

Project: Peace Corps Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Robert W. "Bob" Olson (Turkey, 1963-1965; Education Program) tells how his Peace Corps experience as an English teacher in Turkey influenced his decision to get his subsequent doctorate in history and pursue a career as a specialist in Middle East history and politics at the University of Kentucky. In addition, Bob describes his travels in Turkey, meeting Kurds (later the subject for one of his books) for the first time, and learning about President Kennedy's assassination.

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2005oh126_pc056

Interviewee Name

Robert W. Olson

Interviewer Name

Angene H. Wilson

Interview Date

2005-11-02

Interview Keyword

Bob Olson Education

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Olson, Robert W. Interview by Angene H. Wilson. 02 Nov. 2005. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Olson, R.W. (2005, November 02). Interview by A. H. Wilson. Peace Corps Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Olson, Robert W., interview by Angene H. Wilson. November 02, 2005, Peace Corps Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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