The Herald. Archives

The Herald. Archives

The Ethiopia Herald, predecessor to The Herald, was first published in February 1991 shortly after the formation of the Ethiopia/Eritrea Returned Peace Corps Volunteers affiliate of the National Council of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers during the 1990 Eugene RPCV Conference in Eugene, Oregon, July 1990.  Its editor was Marian Haley Beil (Debre Berhan 1962–64). The Ethiopia Herald was printed and mailed to 1,428 RPCVs at a cost of $460.00.  Dues were $35 annually and included $20 National Council membership.

During NCRPC’s Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Peace Corps held in Washington DC in August 1991, 80 RPCVs voted to change the name of the group to Ethiopia & Eritrea Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the name of the newsletter to The Herald.

The Herald reported on news of RPCVs, news of Ethiopia and Eritrea, provided announcements of upcoming events, projects, and reunions.  Some believed it was (and is) the glue that holds our group together.

In February 2010, after 36 issues had been published in print, The Herald went electronic and could be found at where it still resides today.  On April 27, 2012, Marian created the E&ERPCV Facebook group, a closed group, allowing RPCVs from Ethiopia and Eritrea to post immediately of news, events and items of interest to all.  It complemented but did not replace The Herald.  Members may join at:

Past and present editors of The Herald:

Marian Haley Beil (Debre Berhan 1962–64)
Hayward Allen (Harar 1962-64)
Barry Hillenbrand (Debre Marcos 1963–65)
Janet Lee (Emdeber 1974-76)

Back Issues of The Herald

Click on link for Issue.

the-herald-01_page_1The Ethiopia Herald. Issue no. 1, February 1991





The Ethiopia Herald. Issue no. 2, May 1991





The Ethiopia Herald. Issue no. 3, July 1991





The Herald. Issue no. 4, Fall 1991




the-herald-05_page_01The Herald. Issue no. 5, Winter 1991-92




the-herald-06-07_page_01The Herald. Issues no. 6 & 7, Early Spring through Indian Summer 1992




the-herald-08_page_01The Herald. Issue no. 8, Winter 1992-93




the-herald-09_page_01The Herald. Issue no. 9, Late Spring-Early Summer 1993





The Herald. Issue no. 10, Fall 1993





The Herald. Issue no. 11, Spring 1994




the-herald-12_page_01The Herald. Issue no. 12, Fall 1994





The Herald. Issue no. 13, Spring 1995





The Herald. Issue no. 14, Fall/Winter 1995




the-herald-15_page_01The Herald. Issue no. 15, Spring 1996





The Herald. Issue no. 16, Spring 1997




The Herald. Issue no. 17, Fall 1997




The Herald. Issue no. 18, Spring 1998




The Herald. Issue no. 19, Summer 1998




The Herald. Issue no. 20, pt. 1, Winter 1998-99




The Herald. Issue no. 20, pt. 2, Winter 1998-99




The Herald. Issue 21 pt. 1 Winter 1999-2000




The Herald. Issue 21, pt. 2 Winter 1999-2000





The Herald. Issue no. 22, Winter 2000/2001




The Herald. Issue no. 23, Spring-Summer 2001




The Herald. Issue no. 24, Winter 2001-2002




The Herald. Issue no. 25, Summer 2002




The Herald. Issue no. 26, Fall 2002




The Herald. Issue no. 27, Winter/Spring 2002-2003




The Herald. Issue no. 28, Winter 2003-04





The Herald. Issue no. 29, Winter 2004-2005




herald_030_page_01The Herald. Issue no. 30, Summer 2005




herald_031_page_01The Herald. Issue no. 31, Winter 2005-2006





The Herald. Issue no. 32, Summer 2006





The Herald. Issue no. 33, Winter 2006-07





The Herald. Issue no. 34, Summer 2007





The Herald. Issue no. 35, Spring 2008





The Herald. Issue no. 36, Winter 2008-2009