Kay Clifford papers: 1945-2010 (bulk 1954-1964)
Summary Information
Title: Kay Clifford papers
Creator: Clifford, Kay, 1947-
Inclusive dates: 1945-2010
Bulk dates: 1954-1964
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract:
Kay Clifford is a University of Michigan alumnus and a member of the first Peace Corps volunteer group which served in Uganda from 1969-1971. Found in the collection are materials that were collected by Clifford and by Bonnie A. Harris McKenna, a Peace Corps volunteer who received her training at the University of Michigan and served in Thailand. Collection includes materials that were used for the University of Michigan’s 2010 exhibit, “U-M and the Peace Corps: It All Started Here”-- early Peace Corps publications, Thai language training materials, materials created specifically for the exhibit, a commemorative DVD, and volunteer ephemera.
Call number: 2017001 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English and Thai.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Julia Teran, January 2017.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by Kay Clifford (donor no. 11052) in January 2014.

Access Restrictions:

This collection is open without restriction.

Access Restrictions for University of Michigan Records

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Categories of Restricted Records:

  • Personnel related files , including search, review, promotion, and tenure files, are restricted for thirty years from date of creation.
  • Student educational records are restricted for seventy-five years from date of creation.
  • Patient/client records are restricted for one-hundred years from date of creation.
  • Executive Officers, Deans and Directors files . By university records policy in effect as of January 1, 2001, University records generated by the university's Executive Officers, Deans, Directors and their support offices are restricted for a period of twenty years from their date of accession by the Bentley Historical Library. The restriction is subject to applicable law, most notably the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
    • Files restricted for 10 years -- records added to a record group in this category prior to January 1, 2001 are restricted for a period of ten years from the date of creation
    • Files restricted for 20 years -- records added to a record group in this category after January 1, 2001 are restricted for a period of 20 years from the date they were added to the record group.

Restricted files are indicated in the contents list with a restriction note indicating the restriction type and the date of expiration.

  • CR (Client/Patient records, 100 years from date of creation)
  • PR (Personnel related records, 30 years from date of creation)
  • SR (Student educational records, 75 years from date of creation)
  • ER (Executive Officers, Deans and Directors records, 20 years from the date the material added to the record group)

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Copyright:

Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Kay Clifford papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into one series: Peace Corps (1945-2010).


Biography

Kay Clifford graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969 and was part of the first Peace Corps volunteer group trained in Uganda, serving there from 1969-1971. While serving in Uganda, she taught English at a secondary school for girls run by Italian nuns. Clifford later served as the Associate Director of the University of Michigan’s International Center, briefly acting as the Interim Director. During her time as Associate Director for the International Center, Clifford served in the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) as the Chair of the Council of Advisors for Foreign Students and Scholars (CAFSS) from 1995-1996. She was also a member of the steering committee, and Program Coordinator, for the University of Michigan’s 50th Anniversary celebration of the Peace Corps in 2010. She collected materials for the celebration, which were used to create the exhibit, “U-M and the Peace Corps: It All Started Here.”

Bonnie A. Harris McKenna was a Peace Corps volunteer who received her training at the University of Michigan. She served in Thailand as a medical technician from 1962-1964, primarily serving in the town of Ratchaburi, but also spending part of 1963 working in Vietnam.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Kay Clifford papers comprise 1 linear foot of materials spanning the years 1945 to 2010. The papers contain materials which were collected for the University of Michigan’s 2010 exhibit, “U-M and the Peace Corps: It All Started Here,” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Peace Corps, and include early Peace Corps publications, Thai language training materials, and materials created specifically for the exhibit. A significant portion of the collection consists of materials donated to Kay Clifford by Bonnie A. Harris McKenna for the exhibit on the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps. These materials were acquired during McKenna’s training at U of M and while she was active in the Peace Corps.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • DVDs.
  • Thai language.
  • Thai language materials -- Bilingual.
  • Thai language -- Readers.
  • English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.
  • English language -- Study and teaching -- Thai speakers.
  • Video recordings.
  • Peace Corps (U.S.)
  • University of Michigan. Peace Corps Office.
  • Peace Corps (U.S.)
  • McKenna, Bonnie A. Harris.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Peace Corps [series]
Box   1  
Audiovisual DVD, UM Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration October 14, 2010 (3 optical discs)
 
Bonnie A. Harris McKenna
Box   1  
Ephemera 1962-2002
Box   1  
Peace Corps 25th Anniversary Materials 1986-1987
 
Publications
Box   1  
Book: Guide to the Peace Corps 1961
Box   1  
Book: The Peace Corps 1963
Box   1  
Peace Corps Handbooks 1963 (2 books)
Box   1  
"The Thailand Peace Corps Journal" October 1963 - July 1964
Box   1  
Volunteer Newsletter September 1962 - May 1969
Box   1  
Volunteer Reunion Book 2003
 
Thai
Box   1  
Book: English for Speakers of Thai 1956
Box   1  
Book: A Programmed Course in Reading Thai Syllables 1962
Box   1  
Book: Spoken Thai 1945
Box   1  
Book: Thai Reader 1954
Box   1  
Book: The Thai System of Writing 1956
Box   1  
UM Language Training Coursework June 19, 1962 - September 7, 1962 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Volunteer Reunion Ephemera 1986
Additional Descriptive Data
Related Materials

Researchers interested in the University of Michigan’s involvement with the Peace Corps may want to consult the Bentley Historical Library’s following related collections: Media Resources Center (University of Michigan) records, Films and Videotapes series, David Giltrow photograph collection, President (University of Michigan) records, Topical Files series (1980-2005), and WUOM records.

Researchers interested in the University of Michigan International Center or the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers may want to consult the Bentley Historical Library’s following related collections: International Center (University of Michigan) records, and News and Information Services (University of Michigan) records, Topical Files series (1971-2002), and Press Release File series (1945-1958).