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Collection Scope and Content Note

Files relating to the Burmese historical, cultural, political, and economic situation. There are drafts of typescript articles and handwritten notes, several Burmese newspapers, clippings, manuscripts, journals and periodicals. The journal Forward contains General Ne Win's speeches and articles about modernization projects, politics, foreign relations, the economy, agriculture, and medical care. The Burma Association Newsletters and The Burma Bulletin, published in the United States, deal with issues of interest to the Burmese people in regard to their homeland, such as the account of the December 11, 1974 massacre of students, monks, and other citizens over former United Nations Secretary-General U Thant's burial site; human rights, political issues, folk tales, and other timely articles are also included.

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