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American Baptist Foreign Mission Society records, 1813-196

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4424
  • Size: 62 reels microfilm Microfilms of correspondence and files
  • Subject: Religion
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Missionary correspondence (1817-1900) and geographic files relating to activities of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society in Burma

Babcock, John papers, 1938-1946.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2015
  • Size: .4 cubic ft Correspondence and publication
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Letters from Babcock to his parents in Ithaca, New York, and other members of his family, concerning his school days at Phillips Exeter Academy and his experiences with the U.S. Army during World War II. Also included are letters to the Babcock family from John Thomas Conner describing his basic training and Army technical school studies, and his tour of active duty in Assam, India. Also a publication of John Babcock's growing up at Sunny Gables

Balinese transcripts,1972-1983.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4354
  • Size: 36 cubic ft. Research Materials
  • Subject: Religion
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: The majority of the texts in the collection originate from northern Bali. The topics of the texts include tales from Hindu epics, folktales, and legends of Balinese kings. All of these contain moral lessons and religious lessons, and make reference to customary law.

Barton, Frank Arthur papers, 1887-1922.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0448
  • Size: 1.2 cubic ft. Correspondence, pamphlets, notes, reports, and military documents.
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Correspondence and pamphlets concerning Barton's appointment as professor of military science at Cornell, alumni activities, the Boy Scouts, the R.O.T.C. program, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, and Cornell University's Semi-Centennial Celebration. Included are photographs of Barton, his family, and R.O.T.C. students, and Barton's Senior Ball medal (1891). Also, documents related to Barton's military service in the Philippines (1901-1902).

Bowditch, Edward papers, [ca. 1907-1957]

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4292
  • Size: 1.7 cubic ft. Typescripts, manuscripts, printed pamphlets, letters and memos, photographs, negatives, and photograph albums
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Bound volumes include typescripts, manuscripts, printed pamphlets, letters and memos on various aspects of Philippine history and life. Specific volumes concern irrigation; copies of responses to a survey of tribes in the Department of Mindanao; and correspondence between Bowditch and W. Cameron Forbes, with biographical information about Americans who served in the Philippines. Also five photograph albums, mostly identified, of people and places in the Philippines; loose photographs of the Philippines; and negatives

Brill, Gerow D. papers, 1884-1924

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1379
  • Size: 3.6 cubic ft. Correspondence, diaries, accounts, manuscript articles, reports, lecture notebooks, pamphlets, newspapers, Chinese grammar notebooks, photographs, and other items.
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, accounts, and manuscript articles and reports, pertaining chiefly to Brill's work in Wuchang, China, as head of the Hupeh Agricultural College and Experimental Farm and as a scientific explorer for the United States Department of Agriculture (1897-1901) and later in a similar capacity with the Department of Public Instruction on the Philippine Islands (1901-1902)

Cambodia Documentation Commission records, 1985-1990

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4499
  • Size: 3.6 cubic ft. Documents, photographs, microfilm.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Reports on conflict in Cambodia; annual reports of the Commission, photographs and miscellaneous papers on "Cambodia Witness" photograph exhibit, "Khmer Rouge Prison Documents," photocopies of documents from Khmer Rouge prison archives, and oversize proof sheets of photographs of prisoners and guards at the S-21 (Tuol Sleng) prison-execution facility in Phnom Penh..

Cornell University International Agriculture record

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1700
  • Size: 45 cubic ft Correspondence, Maps/Charts, Photographs, Printed Materials, Research Material
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Includes terminal reports, research papers, proposals, maps, general correspondence, progress reports, photographs, and other records of the University of the Philippines-Cornell Graduate Education Program

Dekker, Niels A. Douwes papers, [ca. 1900]-1950, 1944-1946 (bulk)

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3480
  • Size: 6 cubic ft. Photographs, negatives, maps, correspondence, reports, manuscripts, news clippings.
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Photographs, maps, correspondence and reports of Niels Douwes Dekker relating to the Netherland Indies (Indonesia). Also includes other documents related to the Dutch presence in Indonesia and the Indonesian revolution.

Development Alternatives, Inc. reports, 1977-1989

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4463
  • Size: 1 cubic ft. Documents.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Reports on projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Diffloth, Gerard papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6313
  • Size: 7 cubic ft. Manuscripts, Printed Materials, Research Materials
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Field notes, articles, research findings and support material, subject files, historical studies, bibliographies, dictionaries and other linguistic lists, language origin studies, etymological lexicons, and other papers and records of a professor of Southeast Asian languages, with particular emphasis on minority or dying dialects and languages, in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Ferger, Henri R. papers,

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6646
  • Size: 11 cubic ft. Correspondence, movie film, photographs, publications
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, published materials, and visual materials documenting the career of the Reverend Henri R. Ferger

Fernow, Bernhard Eduard papers, 1885-1930.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0561
  • Size: 2.7 cubic ft. Correspondence, Manuscripts, Newspapers, Publications, Scrapbooks
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Life Sciences
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Includes manuscripts, speeches and articles by Fernow concerning forestry.

Griswold, Alexander papers, [ca. 1950]-1985

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4290
  • Size: 35.4 cubic ft. Manuscripts
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Architecture and Planning
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: General correspondence, especially correspondence relating to Griswold's study of Asian and Indian art; notes, subject files, research materials, manuscripts, and drafts relating to books and articles including "Hindu Gods at Sukhodaya," "Wat Pra Yün Reconsidered," "Prolegomena to the Study of the Buddha's Dress in Chinese Sculpture," "The Epigraphy of Mahadharmaraja I of Sukhodaya," "Rulers and Kings of Siam," and work on Theravada Buddhism; and a Buddhist icon. Also, papers of Gordon H. Luce including correspondence, and notes, charts, drafts, and galley proofs for his work OLD BURMA - EARLY PAG´AN; and photograph album of J. Alexis Shriver from Thailand (Siam), ca. 1913, includes sketch of Siamese fighting fish.Includes photographs of Asian and Indian art, persons, landscapes, and structures.ent

Habicht, Jean-Pierre papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3679
  • Size: 10 cubic fee Correspondence, Publication
  • Subject: France
  • Subject: College of Human Ecology
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Includes correspondence, publications, reviews and subject files concerning Habicht's international work in nutrition and epidemiology and with the World Health Organization

Harmand, François-Jules papers, 1845-1956

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3481
  • Size: 4.7 cubic ft.
  • Subject: France
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Personal and official correspondence; autobiographical notes and diaries; medical reports concerning French Navy personnel; photographs; diplomatic reports; archaeological, botanical, and ethnographic accounts concerning Southeast Asia and its people; and documents pertaining to the Tonkin expedition (1873) led by Francis Garnier, in which Harmand participated, including numerous maps and drawings, some by Harmand, reports and journals, and a genealogical table of the Vietnamese royal family Nguyêñ. Speeches, military intelligence reports and maps, and contemporary copies of the Annamite Proclamation of June 8, 1883, and the Ultimatum of the Convention of Hue (1883) with Harmand's commentary; also included are reports concerning political, economic, and social conditions and a proposal for establishing a French telegraphic line; letters, which Harmand acquired while consul in Bangkok, to M. Blancheton, an earlier French consul to Siam, from the French trader and explorer, Jean Dupuis, who was also a member of the Garnier expedition, and notes detailing the development of French interest and influence in Southeast Asia (author, unknown, n.d.) are included. Additional diplomatic documents consist of photographs and dispatches concerning military affairs and cultural traditions in India (1885-1890); a photograph album and dispatches both sent and received while Minister Plenipotentiary to Japan (1894-1906)

Hartmann collection on Indochina, [ca. 1900-1970]

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4298
  • Size: 7.5 cubic ft. Photographs, illustrations from books and magazines, and a few printed articles.
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: Architecture and Planning
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: The Hartmann Collection's main focus is Vietnam, but there is material on Cambodia and Laos, as well as a few items on Burma and Thailand. There are numerous scenes of all parts of Indochina, with particular attention to various important architectural sites. Historical materials emphasize the colonial period. Of particular interest are an extensive collection of portraits of Vietnamese and Cambodian monarchs from the colonial period and a wide and (generally) well-labelled selection of pictures showing the many different ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Hauck, Hazel Marie papers, 1924-196

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0730
  • Size: 2.4 cubic ft Correspondence, diaries, notes, reports, pamphlets, articles, photographs, theses, and course material
  • Subject: Africa
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: College of Human Ecology
  • Subject: Life Sciences
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Includes correspondence with former students and Cornell administrators; her Nigerian diaries and manuscript and typescript notes and statistical reports, and pamphlets concerning nutrition and disease in Thailand, Nigeria, and elsewhere; articles by Hauck concerning her work in those countries and general problems of nutrition; photographs of Thai and Nigerian children, showing the effects of malnutrition; her M.A. and Ph.D. theses ; and notes, syllabi, reading lists, and other material relating to courses she taught at Cornell University

Holt, Claire papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2648
  • Size: 6.8 cubic ft. Correspondence, Photographs, Research Materials
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Architecture and Planning
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Collection consists of slides, correspondence, and research materials of Claire Holt.

Indochinese postcards, [ca. 1902-1994]

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4279
  • Size: .1 cubic ft. Postcards.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Postcards, some with messages, some sent to individuals in France, depicting landscapes, street scenes, activities, ethnic groups, and events, primarily in the Vietnamese sections of Cochin China, Annam, and Tonkin. Includes some postcards from Cambodia and Laos and two sets of postcards from North Vietnam (post 1954). Also 44 postcards of Buddhist temples in Vietnam, 1990s, by David D. Ha (Pacific Distributor)

International War Crimes Tribunal records, 1967, 1970

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4285
  • Size: 2.4 cubic ft. Statements, correspondence, reports, testimonies, photographs.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Vietname War
  • Abstract: Tribunal records include mimeographs, edited versions, and final drafts of testimonies, reports, opening and closing statements, and summaries of the Stockholm and Copenhagen sessions (1967); also, press releases, copies of correspondence, photographs, speeches, agendas, and statutes. In addition, there are materials pertaining to the National Liberation Front; reports of the Commission for the Denunciation of U.S. War Crimes in South Vietnam (1970); and reports, printed matter, and other materials concerning the International Commission of Enquiry into U.S. Crimes in Indochina.

Jones, R. B. papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4901
  • Size: 3.6 cubic ft. Files, papers, audiodiscs, audiotapes.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Subject files and working papers pertaining to the study of southeast Asian languages; also, audiodiscs and audiotapes.

Kahin, George McTurnan papers, [ca. 1951-1999]

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3146
  • Size: 24 cubic ft. Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, documents.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Vietname War
  • Abstract: Correspondence, Cornell lectures and course materials, articles and speeches, files about meetings, and book draft.

Kirk, Donald papers, [ca. 1965-1982]

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4355
  • Size: 22.5 cubic ft. Papers, documents, and other research materials.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Subject: Vietname War
  • Abstract: Papers, documents (including many obtained through the Freedom of Information Act), pamphlets, and other research materials on the Vietnam War and on Vietnam in general, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, the Philippines, and Japan.

Klein, Harold E. papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6796
  • Size: 6 cubic feet. Correspondence printed material, publications, photographs
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: The collection includes reports, correspondence, documents, official publications, photographs and statements pertaining to Burma and the American Karen Agency from Klein's time as the Director of Human Rights for the AKA

Lee, Lee papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3476
  • Size: .3 cubic ft Correspondence, Printed Materials, Research Material
  • Subject: College of Human Ecology
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Correspondence, articles, proposals, and papers, pertaining to Lee Lee's work at Cornell, her research in child psychology and her involvement with the Asian American Studies Program

Lehrman, Hal papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6932
  • Size: 48 boxes Correspondence, Newspapers, Printed Materials, Publication
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Vietname War
  • Abstract: Files and clippings relating to Hal Lehrman's career.

Maung Maung Gyi papers, 1953-198

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4421
  • Size: 1 cubic ft Notes, clippings, manuscripts, periodicals, speeches, and articles
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: 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

McClure, H. Elliott papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6757
  • Size: 28 cubic ft Correspondence, Photographs, Printed Materials, Research Material
  • Subject: Entomology
  • Subject: Ornithology
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Files relating to Asian birds include species files and lists from Japan and India; files relating to bird banding, especially in Thailand

Montes, Gregory E. urban history and travel collectio

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8035
  • Size: 6 cubic feet Printed Materials, Publication
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Travel brochures, city guides, maps, books of views, postcards, and related materials

Morrison, Hedda photographs, [ca. 1950-1985]

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4516
  • Size: ca. 10 cubic ft. Photographs, negatives, travel notebooks.
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Photographs and negatives of Sarawak, other places in Malaysia, Indonesia, and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

Nam Express, 2003-2012

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 7053
  • Size: .1 cubic ft. Publications
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Vietname War
  • Abstract: Newsletters of the organization, 2003-2012.

Nathan, Robert R. papers, 1944-1975

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4410
  • Size: 1.5 cubic ft. Typescript travel diaries.
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Typescript travel diaries describing Nathan's consulting work in countries including Afghanistan, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Israel, Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Vietnam.

Nationalism and progress in free Asia conference tape recordings, 1955

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4521
  • Size: 27 cassettes. Audiotapes.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Audio tapes of seminars preceding the conference.

Photograph Album of Siam, 1900.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4863
  • Size: 98 items (97 photos, matted, and 1 album cover) Album photographs.
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Album photographs of Siam (Thailand). Subjects include Siamese royalty, religious figures and residences, politicos, group social scenes, theatre folk, street scenes, musicians, and other views of Bangkok and Thailand

Rauch, Basil (collector) Vietnam documentation, 1942-1980

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4381
  • Size: 2 cubic ft. Documents.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Vietname War
  • Abstract: Documents pertaining to the origins of the conflict in Indochina after World War II.

Sharp, Lauriston papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2618
  • Size: 82.8 cubic ft. Correspondence, Manuscripts, Printed Materials, Research Material
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Papers documenting his professional career, especially his work in Thailand

Silverstein, Josef papers, [ca. 1950-1990]

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4489
  • Size: 1.2 cubic ft., 1 reel microfilm. Reports, articles, and clippings.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Reports, articles, and clippings relating to Southeast Asia in general, and to ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia, with some materials on overseas Chinese, U.S.-China relations, and Cold War foreign policy. Also, election results from Burma, 1960 and 1990.

Sitzman, Glenn papers, 1940-2001

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4272
  • Size: 28.4 cubic ft. Correspondence, clippings, photographs, posters, currency
  • Subject: Africa
  • Subject: Human Sexuality
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, photograph albums, slides, and printed items of Glenn L. Sitzman. Also, political posters from the Philippines, ca. 1974, and currency reform posters from Nigeria, 1965, 1973.

Skinner, G. William papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2778
  • Size: 24.6 cubic ft. Research Materials
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Field materials from Thailand and Indonesia, notes, and printouts of G. William Skinner

Thompson-Adloff collection on Southeast Asia, [ca.1960-1979]

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4398
  • Size: 38.2 cubic ft. Newspaper clippings.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Newspaper clippings on various subjects concerning countries in Southeast Asia.

Thompson, George Jarvis papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1173
  • Size: 6.8 cubic ft. Correspondence
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Collection includes student and professional papers from several schools and travels.

Tuol Sleng confessions and photographs, 1991-1993

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4883
  • Size: 213 reels microfilm Microfilms.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Transcripts of confessions obtained from prisoners at Tuol Sleng Prison, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Also, five thousand photographs of Tuol Sleng prisoners

Vietnam War: Statistical Analysis and Evaluation Projects, 1968-1972

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4406
  • Size: .7 cubic ft. Manuals, reports, questionnaires, correspondence, and other documents.
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Vietname War
  • Abstract: Documentation for various automated systems designed to provide data about the war in Vietnam.

Wolff, John papers,1961-1971.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3619
  • Size: 18 cubic ft. Audio Recordings, Correspondence, Newspapers, Printed Materials, Research Materials
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Includes materials for the Cebuano dictionary project.