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Collection Overview

Title: Paul J. Bennett Collection, 1958-1989

ID: SEA/SEA/004

Primary Creator: Bennett, Paul J.

Extent: 16.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 01/01/1990

Subjects: Southeast Asia

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Paul J. Bennett Collection contains Dr. Bennett’s research on Burma in the form of primary and secondary sources such as newspaper articles (both clippings and photocopies) in English and Burmese, papers, handwritten notes, short stories, photos, correspondences, statements by various government agencies, and book chapters.   The collection spans from 1958 to 1989 a majority of it however, is from the 1970’s.  Topics in this collection range from Burmese history and literature, to government, law, military and daily life of the Burmese.  The collection also includes items concerning other Southeast Asian countries, as well as Australia, Germany, Latin America and Portugal.  The collection also includes an extensive bibliography.

Collection Historical Note

Paul Jerry Bennett joined the State Department in 1958, after obtaining a degree from Harvard Law School.  He was an economic officer in the American Embassy in Rangoon, Burma.  He also had diplomatic assignments to Burma in 1971 and 1973 and served as the American Consul in Chaing Mai, Thailand from 1979 to 1981.  Bennett died in 1989<span style="display: none"> </span>

Biographical Note

Paul Jerry Bennett joined the State Department in 1958, after obtaining a degree from Harvard Law School.  He was an economic officer in the American Embassy in Rangoon, Burma.  He also had diplomatic assignments to Burma in 1971 and 1973 and served as the American Consul in Chaing Mai, Thailand from 1979 to 1981.  Bennett died in 1989.

Subject/Index Terms

Southeast Asia

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Acquisition Source: Paul Jerry Bennett


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Series I
Box 1
Folder 1: Australia. Various newspaper clippings from The Working People's Daily, 1970.
Folder 2: Narcotics-Trafficking. Varkious newspaper clippings dealing with opium and heroin.
Folder 3: Law and Daily Life. Various newspaper clippings dealing with odd crimes and accidental deaths.
Folder 4: Newspaper clippings and travelogue chronicling Thein Pe Myint's journey to the northeastern region of Burma.
Folder 5: Foreign Press Comment on BurmaVarious newspaper clippings  from the 1970's
Folder 6: The Pyu Embassy to China of 802 A.D., by Chen Yi-Sein (paper)
Folder 7: Tin Maung Yin, Social Structures. Article in Burmese
Folder 8: Daw Ohn Kyi, Administrative Reform under King Thibaw.  Article in Burmese
Folder 9: U Kyaw, Libraries of the Pagan Period.  Article in Burmese
Folder 10: U San Nyein, Burmese-Thai Relations Up to the 16th Century. Article in Burmese
Folder 11: O.W. Wolters, Tambralinga.  Photo-copied article
Folder 12: A. Lamb, Early Hindu/Buddhist Settlement.  Photo copied article.
Folder 13: Gordon H. luce, Rice and Religion: A Study of Old Mon-Khmer Evolution and Culture.  Photo copied article.
Folder 14: Thet Tun.  Various newspaper clippings from The Working People's Daily.
Folder 15: Burma History, Ava Period. Photo-copied chapters.
Folder 16: Burma History, Toungoo Period.  Photo-copied chapters with pages of handwritten notes.
Folder 17: Duroiselle: The Ari & Tantric Buddhism. Photo-copied article
Folder 18: Mendelson: Articles on Burmese Buddhism.  Photo-copied article
Folder 19: Shorto: The Gavampati Tradition in Burma- Photo-copied article.
Folder 20: Burma History to 1044- Photo-copied articles, newspaper clippings and articles in Burmese
Folder 21: Burma History, Pagan Period: 1044-1289.  Photo-copied articles, newspaper clippings, and and article in Burmese
Folder 22: Burma, Crime. Various newspaper clippings and U.S Embassy press releases.
Folder 23: Burma, History, Early Mon-Kingdoms. Various photo-copied articles in French and English
Folder 24: Burma, History, Nan Chao Period. Typewritten and handwritten notes and various newspaper clippings.
Folder 25: Burma, Law, International. Typewritten book summary
Folder 26: Burma, Literature, Short Stories from Dawn.  Various short stories in Burmese
Folder 27: Insurgency. Various newspaper clippings and typewritten press releases
Folder 28: Burma, Military Service.  Newspaper clippings and articles in Burmese
Folder 29: Burma, Literature, Modern Fiction. Various newspaper articles from the Working People's Daily
Folder 30: Symbolism. Newspaper articles
Box 2
Folder 1: Burma, Surveys and General. Various newspapers and typewritten articles
Folder 2: Burma, Dissidents and Insurgency, 1979-1982. Various Embassy correspondence.
Folder 3: Burma, History, 1886-1920. Various Newspaper articles, various photo-copied articles in English and Burmese
Folder 4: Burma, History, Independence Movement: Reminiscences by Leading Politicians. Various newspaper articles in Burmese
Folder 5: Burma, History, 1948-1962, KMT Problem.  Newspaper article from the Working People's Daily, 1973
Folder 6: Burma.  Vast colleciton of newspaper articles in English and Burmese
Folder 7: BSPP.  Various embassy and state department correspondence
Folder 8: Burma, Insurgency, 1969-75, General.  Various telegrams and statements for the US Dept. of State.
Folder 9: Burma, Photos. Various photos of Burmese people and sites.
Folder 10: Pol. Constitutional Referendum. Various Newspaper articles
Folder 11: Pol. Constitution.  Various newspaper articles.
Folder 12: Constitution and Referendum.  Various statements by the U.S. Dept. of State
Folder 13: Constitution: Referendum.  Various statements by the U.S Dept. of State.
Folder 14: Pol. 15, People's Assembly and Councils.  Various articles, embassy statements, pictures and charts.
Folder 15: Burma, Economic, 1979-1982. Various embassy reports.
Box 3
Folder 1: Pol. 12, BSPP: Ideology & Organization, 1971-1973. Various newspaper articles from the Working People's Daily and the Guardian.
Folder 2: Burma, Border Disputes.  Various embassy statements
Folder 3: Elections, 1974, People's Councils.  Various statements from the US Dept. of state.
Folder 4: Pol. 12, BSPP: Ideology & Organization, 1962-1970.  Various newspaper articles and typewritten notes.
Folder 5: Burma's Socialist Program Party.  Various statements from the US. Dept. of State
Folder 6: Burma History, 1920-1942.  Various newspaper articles in English and Burmese
Folder 7: Burma, Memoirs and Autobiography, U Ba Swe.  Various newspaper articles in Burmese
Folder 8: Burma, Pagodas.  An article in Burmese
Folder 9: Burma, proverbs and sayings.  An article in Burmese
Folder 10: Burma, weights and measures.  Articles in Burmese
Folder 11: Chins.  Article in Burmese
Folder 12: Kadu/Ganan.  Article in Burmese
Folder 13: Burma, Insurgency, 1969-75, BCP & CPB.  various embassy telegrams and statements from the US. Dept. of State.
Folder 14: Burma, Insurgency 1969-75, Students, Urban Terrorism & Incidents.  Various statements from the US. Dept. of State
Folder 15: Burma, Insurgency, 1969-75, Shans, Kachins.  Various U.S. embassy memos.
Folder 16: Burma Insurgency 1969-75, Karens, Mons, PDP.  Various U.S. embassy and state dept. statements
Folder 17: Pol. 12 BSPP Second Party Congress.  Various newspaper articles.
Folder 18: Pol. 23-7, Insurgency: U Nu Infiltration, Sept-Oct 1972.  Various newspaper articles
Folder 19: Burma, External.  Various newspaper articles
Folder 20: Burma, Internal.  Various newspaper and magazine articles
Folder 21: Pol. 23-7, Insurgency, Shan State.  Various U.S. Embassy statements and newspaper articles
Folder 22: Burma, History, Mindon and Thibaw, 1853-1885. Various newspaper articles in English and Burmese
Box 4
Folder 1: Burma, History, Early British Rule, 1824-1825. Newspaper articles in English and Burmese
Folder 2: Burma, History, World War II: Military Campaigns. Various newspaper articles in English and Burmese
Folder 3: Burma, History, 1945-Jan. 1948.  Various newspaper articles in English and Burmese
Folder 4: Burma, Law, History.  Newspaper article.
Folder 5: Burma, Literature.  Various articles in English and Burmese
Folder 6: Burma, Literature, Toungoo/Nyaungyan Periods
Folder 7: Burma, Literature, Konbaung Period. Various articles in Burmese
Folder 8: Burma Literature, Contemporary Comment. Various articles and newspaper clippings in English
Folder 9: Burma Literature, Modern Fiction.  Various articles and newspaper clippings
Folder 10: Burma, Memoirs and Autobiography.  Various articles in Burmese
Folder 11: Burma, Archaeology and Art History, Pagan Period. Various newspaper articles in English and Burmese
Folder 12: Burma, Archaeology and Art History, Ava/Toungoo/Nyaungyan Periods. Various newspaper clippings in Burmese
Folder 13: Burma. Archaeology and Art History, Konbaung Period.  Various newspapers in English and Burmese
Folder 14: Pol. 23-7, Insurgency, General, 1974.  Statements by the Burmese government, the U.S. embassy, and various newspaper clippings
Folder 15: Burma 1982.  Various articles and newspaper clippings
Folder 16: Burma 1980-81.  Various newspaper clippings.
Folder 17: Burma, Archaeology and Art History.  Various newspaper articles in English and Burmese
Folder 18: Burma, Archaeology and Art History, To the Pagan Period.  Photo-copied chapters, newspaper articles in Enghish and Burmese, proposal to the Smithsonian Center
Folder 19: Trial of Thakin Soe.  Various newspaper clippings
Folder 20: Pol. 23-7, Insurgency, 1972.  Various U.S. embassy press releases and newspaper clippings
Folder 21: Pol. 15, Government Organization, UNCL.  Various newspaper clippings
Box 5
Folder 1: Burma Law.  Various newspaper articles and typewritten copies of articles
Folder 2: Burma, Medicine, Diet.  Newspaper articles from the Nation Supplement
Folder 3: Burma, Mines, and Minerals.  Articles in English and Burmese, and typewritten article notes
Folder 4: Burma, Movies.  A newspaper article from the Nation Supplement
Folder 5: Burma, Music.  Various articles in English and Burmese
Folder 6: Burma, History, Overseas Trade.  Typewritten statistics and notes from various books and articles.
Folder 7: Burma, History, Shans. Typewritten notes form an article
Folder 8: Burma, History, 1942-1948. Various newspaper articles in English and Burmese
Folder 9: Burma, Kachins.  Newspaper articles from The Nation
Folder 10: Burma, Karens, Early History.  Various articles in English
Folder 11: Burma, Petroleum.  Newspaper Article from the Nation Supplement and various U.S Embassy statements
Folder 12: Burma, Opium.  Various newspaper articles
Folder 13: Burma, Political.  Various newspaper clippings and articles, and a typewritten agreement between Burma and Great Britain concerning a border dispute.
Folder 14: Burma, Political Development, 1957-1960.  Various articles
Folder 15: Burmese Language.  Various articles
Folder 16: Burma, Political Parties ,BCP.  Newspaper article and two issues of the Peking Review
Folder 17: Burma, Press.  One newspaper clipping
Folder 18: Burma, Radio.  One newspaper clipping
Folder 19: Burma, Rice.  An article and a typewritten article
Folder 20: Burma, Shans.  An article and a typewritten article
Folder 21: Burma, Ships and Ship Building.  Various typewritten notes
Folder 22: Burma, Social Life and Customs.  Various newspaper articles
Folder 23: Burma, Trade and Commerce.  Various newspaper articles from the Nation Supplement
Folder 24: Burma, Trading Companies.  An article clipping
Folder 25: Burma, Transport.  A typewritten article.
Folder 26: Burma.  Various newspaper clippings and articles
Folder 27: Miscellaneous Paul J. Bennett.
Box 6
Folder 1: Maps [Southeast Asia]
Folder 2: SOC Hill Peoples
Folder 3: Kraisri Nimmanahaeminda Lanna and the Shans
Folder 4: Germany 1979
Folder 5: Latin America 1979
Folder 6: Military Policy 1979
Folder 7: Multinationals 1979
Folder 8: Narcotics Traffic 1979
Folder 9: Petroleum 1979
Folder 10: Refugees 1979
Folder 11: Thailand/U.S. press comment 1979
Folder 12: U.S.S.R 1979
Folder 13: Loose leaf notebook paper Folder 1.  (about 5in. Thick) Authors/Other Scholars, names and notations.
Folder 14: Loose leaf notebook paper Folder 2.  (about 5in. Thick) Authors/Other Scholars, names and notations.
Folder 15: Loose leaf notebook paper Folder 3.  (about 5in. Thick) Authors/Other Scholars, names and notations.
Box 7
Folder 1: Loose leaf notebook paper Folder 4.  (about 5in. Thick) Authors/Other Scholars, names and notations.
Folder 2: Loose leaf notebook paper Folder 5.  (about 5in. Thick) Authors/Other Scholars, names and notations.
Folder 3: Tien His Ch. 37
Folder 4: Notes on the Man Shu
Folder 5: Bibliography with notes.  Legal size loose paper, handwritten
Folder 6: Info. Sheet. Thai Visa Regulations (leagal size loose paper , hand written)
Folder 7: Chinese Toponyums.  (Legal size loose paper, handwritten) 2 folders
Box 8
Folder 1: Untitled Folder.  Various handwritten and typed notes on loose leaf paper
Folder 2: Notes and Photocopied articles about Visayans
Folder 3: Civil Aviation 1979
Folder 4: Notes (in legal folder) on various countries.  Some typed, others handwritten
Folder 5: Miscellaneous items.  Maps, magazines, photos, etc. (File labeled Chemistry 1979)
Box 9
Folder 1: Funan.  Photocopies from book L'Archeologie du Delta du Mekong.
Folder 2: United States, External 1979.  Newspaper clippings and magazine articles
Folder 3: United States, Internal 1979.  Newspaper clippings and magazine articles
Folder 4: Viet Nam 1979.  Newspaper clippings and articles from Asiaweek and The Economist
Folder 5: Noel Peri.  A Propos du Mot Sampan
Folder 6: W. Credner Observations in the Ta-li region.  Photocopy an article by Professor Dr. Phil Wihelm Credner. Cultural and Geographical Observations Made in the Tali (Yunnan) Region with Special Regard to the Nan-Chao Problem.  Bangkok, the Siam Society, 1935.
Folder 7: Burma, History.  Notes on various topics.
Folder 8: Shih-erh pan-na chih.  Annuals of the Sipsong Panna (Introduction on legal paper, handwritten) Photocopy of book (in Chinese)
Folder 9: Y?an Shih ch.1.  Genghis Khan (handwritten on legal paper).
Folder 10: Y?an Shih ch.2.
Folder 11: Y?an Shih ch.3-4.  Hsien-Tsung (M
Folder 12: Y?an Shih geography ch. 61.  (handwritten on legal paper).
Folder 13: Y?an Shih Biography ch. 121, 166. (handwritten on legal paper).
Folder 14: Y?an Shih ch.125, 133.  Ch.125 Shams-ud-din, Nasr-ed-din and Ch. 133 Yeh-han ti-chin (handwritten on legal paper)
Folder 15: Y?an Shih ch.210, 209.  Ch. 210 Mien, Ch. 209 Viet-Nam (handwritten on legal paper).
Folder 16: Nan Shih ch.78.  handwritten on legal paper
Folder 17: Sung Shih ch. 489-490.  Foreign countries (handwritten on legal paper)
Folder 18: Minh Shih ch.2.  Handwritten on legal paper
Folder 19: Minh Shih ch.4.  Emperor Hui (Handwritten on legal paper)
Folder 20: Minh Shih ch.46.  Handwritten on legal paper
Folder 21: Minh Shih ch.171.  Mu Family and Minh Shih ch.171, Wang Chi (Handwritten on legal paper)
Folder 22: Minh Shih ch.313,247.  Y?nnan native states (1)(handwritten on legal paper), Biographies Liu T'ing; Teng Tzu lung(handwritten on legal paper
Box 10
Folder 1: Minh Shih ch.313.  Yunnan native state (1)
Folder 2: Minh Shih ch.314.  Yunnan native states (2)  (handwritten on legal paper)
Folder 3: Minh Shih ch.315.  Handwritten on legal paper
Folder 4: Minh Shih ch.315.  Handwritten on legal paper
Folder 5: Minh Shih ch.325. South and Southeast Asia (Handwritten on legal paper)
Folder 6: Minh Shih ch.326.  South Asia (Handwritten on legal paper)
Folder 7: Huang Yuan, Cheng Mien Lu.  Paper, typed
Folder 8: J.F. Rock Yunnan History & Itineraries.  Photo-copied pages from the Province of Yunnan
Folder 9: Thu Uaz.  4-Jan
Folder 10: Economic Development.  Handwritten on legal paper, The Abhidhamma by Cassius A. Pereira.  Article pgs. 184-188.  Asiaweek articles from August 22, 1980
Folder 11: Portugal April 1973. Handwritten on legal paper
Folder 12: Nan Shih ch. 78-79.  Introduction to Northern History and Southern History (handwritten on legal paper)
Folder 13: T'oung Pao ser 1, Vol. 1 1890.  Typewritten
Folder 14: National Geographic Manuscript.  Fall of Pagan
Folder 15: Rehabilitation and Development of the Burmese Internal Transportation.  In binder.
Box 11
Folder 1: Rare Pamphlet (French 1970)
Folder 2: Documents from Office of Strategic Services 1947
Folder 3: Burmese Language Translation Notes
Folder 4: Burmese Notes and Bibliography Notes
Box 12
Folder 1: Burmese Inscription Translations
Folder 2: Burmese Inscription Translations
Folder 3: Burmese Inscription Translations
Folder 4: Burmese Inscription Translations
Folder 5: Burmese Inscription Translations
Folder 6: Burmese Inscription Translations
Folder 7: Burmese Inscription Translation Bibliography Notes
Box 13: Bibliography A-F.  Typed and handwritten note cards containing bibliographical information.
Box 14: Bibliography G-N.  Typed and handwritten note cards  containing bibliographical information.
Box 15: Bibliography O-T.  Typed and handwritten note cards containg bibliographical information.
Box 16: Bibliography U-Z and miscellaneous.  Typed and handwritten note cards containing bibliographical information.

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