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Asian Studies: Southeast Asia

Laos: Records of the U.S. Department of

State, 1963-1966

Source

National Archives (U.S.)

Period

1963-1966

Content

17,241 images

Product Number

16330542

Product Code

GDSC-256

This archive treats the political affairs of Laos in the 1960s, when the United States supported

the government of Souvanna Phouma in the face of North Vietnamese aggression. It offers a

wide range of materials fromU.S. diplomats including special reports on political andmilitary

affairs; studies and statistics on socioeconomicmatters; interviews andminutes of meetings

with foreign government officials; conference proceedings and international legal documents;

full texts of instructions and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel; reports

and translations from foreign journals and newspapers; translations of high-level foreign

government documents, such as speeches; andmemoranda, official reports, and transcripts

of political meetings and assemblies.

Original MicroformTitle: Records of the U.S. State Department: Laos, Political Relations and Governmental

Affairs, February 1963-1966, Subject-Numeric File POL

Sukarno and the Army-PKI Rivalry in the

Years of Living Dangerously, 1960-1963

Source

National Archives (U.S.)

Period

1960-1963

Content

18,527 images

Product Number

16179704

Product Code

GDSC-180

The records in this collection cover the internal and foreign policies, personalities, and events

in a pivotal period of Indonesian history. The charismatic leader of Indonesia, Achmed Sukarno,

steered his country between the political machinations of the Army Staff and the Indonesian

Communist Party (PKI). These records consist of essential memoranda, correspondence,

telegrams, memoranda of conversations, reports, and news articles and cover all aspects

of U.S. relations with Indonesia, Indonesian internal affairs, and Indonesia’s relations with

its neighbors.