King Norodom Sihanouk Special Collection, 1999-2016
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Brief Description:

Norodom Sihanouk (31 October 1922 – 15 October 2012) was the King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955 and again from 1993 to 2004. He was the effective ruler of Cambodia from 1953 to 1970. After his second abdication in 2004, he was known as "The King-Father of Cambodia", a position in which he retained many of his former responsibilities as constitutional monarch.

This collection contains photographs of HM King Norodom Sihanouk during presentations of Letters of Credence to the Ambassadors of Mali, Kuwait, and Guinea as well as of a visit from Vietnamese President Tran Duc Luong.  These photos were donated by Ambassador Julio A. Jeldres, the official biographer of the King.

The collection also features materials donated by Dr. Kenton and Marlee Clymer.  These items include: a photo of Dr. and Mrs. Clymer with HM King Norodom Sihanouk and HM Queen Norodom Monineath, two DVDs from the funeral of HM Norodom Sihanouk, and several corespondences between Mrs. Marlee Clymer and Queen Norodom Monineath, articles about the Late King Father, as well as photos from the King's Funeral.

The final item in the collection a book on the Late Kings works of service and international initiatives.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: SEA/SEA/012
Created by: Jeldres, Julio A., Clymer, Kenton
Volume: 1.0
Acquired: 01/01/2013.
Biographical Note for Jeldres, Julio A. : Julio A. Jeldres was the personal ambassador and secretary to H.M King Norodom Sihanouk.  Amb. Jeldres is now the official biographer of H.M. King Norodom Sihanouk.
Subject Index
Southeast Asia
Acquisition Notes: Julio A. Jeldres