Interview with James Archambeault, February 9, 1996

Project: Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project

Interview Summary

James Archambeault opens with one of the scariest experiences he had in the Philippines while he was in the Peace Corps. He discusses the need to fly nearly everywhere due to the travel infrastructure in place in the country, including detailing some of the train systems. He also talks about experiences with boating and some of the scary experiences he had traveling from island to island. Archambeault describes some of the health issues he and other volunteers dealt with, including dysentery and malaria. He also discusses his experiences with vaccination and some of the issues that he faced while trying to get vaccinated. Archambeault discusses the things that led up to his decision to join the Peace Corps. He talks about his parents complete disapproval of it, and his fears of leaving home, describing some of his early life in the process. He also talks about his motivations for joining. He examines his life after the Peace Corps and talks about taking a job working for a news agency, and also talks about the possibility of him moving to the Philippines at the time. Archambeault discusses his career with United Press International, and the move to Lexington due to it. He also discusses leaving that job to work for Bob Stevens as an administrative assistant due to an article he wrote about him.

Interview Accession

1996oh059_pc014

Interviewee Name

James Archambeault

Interviewer Name

C. Edward Wardle

Interview Date

1996-02-09

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Archambeault, James Interview by C. Edward Wardle. 09 Feb. 1996. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Archambeault, J. (1996, February 09). Interview by C. E. Wardle. Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Archambeault, James, interview by C. Edward Wardle. February 09, 1996, Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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