Exhibit Theme

Working for Peace

Next Image Next Image Previous Image Previous Image
S. 2000, Peace Corps bill,...
Image Caption

S. 2000, Peace Corps bill, introduced by Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, June 1, 1961

In 1960 Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota and Representative Henry S. Reuss of Wisconsin introduced bills concerning a federal volunteer program for service abroad. Humphrey’s bill was first to name the program the “peace corps.” After President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, Humphrey introduced this bill to authorize its funding.

Records of the U.S. Senate, National Archives and Records Administration