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Daily records kept during six years of service as chief resident economic advisor to the Burmese government, 1953-1958, noting the progress and difficulties encountered in Burma's efforts to achieve accelerated economic development, and weekly letters during the same period to Robert Nathan, the head of the economic consulting firm Louis Walinsky and his team represented, summarizing and assessing the recorded events. Additionally, correspondence, reports, articles, publications, and other materials relating to Burma and Burmese economic and political affairs, including intermittent correspondence and memos with and for U Nu.

Correspondents and commentators on the Burmese question include Joe Silverstein, Chao-Tzang Yawnghwe, U Aung, and David Doan.

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