Welcome to the Project HOPE Virtual Gallery!

Project HOPE was founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS Hope, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical training and health education, as well as conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 35 countries.

Project HOPE has a long and active past, serving in over 100 countries. The mission and passion of HOPE is from its people who have volunteered from the very first mission. The Project HOPE Alumni Association is open to all of those who have been a part of these programs. The Association believes it is important to share the history of Project HOPE through the many pictures and objects we have in the archives.

The Project HOPE Virtual Gallery is maintained by the Project HOPE Alumni Association. As you visit please use the SEND US FEEDBACK button to provide further information or give a story about a picture that brings back memories to you. Also, if you see a miss-captioned picture, let us know, use the catalog number to reference the picture, also image/photo #.

We are far from finished, new photos and information will be added on a regular basis, please come back and visit again.


• Mission I - Indonesia/Vietnam

• Mission II - Peru

• Mission III - Ecuador

• Mission IV - Guinea

• Mission VI -Colombia

• Mission VII - Ceylon

• Mission IX - Jamaica

• Mission X - 1972 Natal, Brazil

• Mission XI - 1973 Maceio, Brazil

• Dr. Walsh with Dignitaries

Land based Programs:

• Eastern Caribbean - Barbados, Grenada

• Ganado

• Laredo

• Poland

• Newsletters:

• HOPE News from 1963 - 1974

• Inside HOPE

• The Bulletin of the Alumni Association - 1960 - 1979

• FYI - 1969 - 1970

The TIPS to search this gallery are shown below:


• Search by country

• Search by year

• Search by last name, i.e. Walsh

If you would like to see more information about the Alumni Association please follow this link: http://www.projecthope.org/get-involved/alumni.html

Come back often!

TIPS for Searching Keyword Search

The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for Hanley Ranch will return records associated with Hanley OR Ranch). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Rocky Pine Ranch"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching White in the People field will bring up any records associated with a member of the White family, without having to sift through black & white photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.

Random Images

The Random Images button is a great way to just browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays a random assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.

Catalog Searches (Archives / Photos / Libraries / Objects)

The catalog buttons can also help narrow down your search, by only searching with a selected catalog. If you only want to search for Photos, click the Photos button and type in your keyword(s) or phrase. You can also browse records within that catalog without performing a search. Phrase searching, wildcards (*) as well as AND/OR statements are available when performing catalog searches.