Southeast Asia

Our many collections on Southeast Asia document the social, political, and economic changes in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. Subject strengths include the World War II Burma campaign, the Vietnam War, and the US military presence in the Philippines.

Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, INT 320, INT 363, INT 535

Explore materials relating to counter-guerrilla operations, especially in Vietnam and the Philippines


Register of the Jerry Allan Rose papers

American journalist and writer, member of the United States Operations Mission to Vietnam 

Inventory of the Stanley Karnow papers

American Journalist, Author and Correspondent

Inventory of the Overseas Weekly photographs

Alternative newspaper aimed at American servicemen published during the Vietnam War  


BBC World Service Radio Broadcast Recordings

Sound recordings of radio broadcasts to Vietnam 

Edward Geary Lansdale Papers

US OSS officer and special assistant to the US ambassador in South Vietnam, 1965–67

Charles T. R. Bohannan Papers

Lieutenant colonel, US army; Rand consultant; counterguerrilla expert

Charles Francis Sloane Papers

Police adviser, United States Operations Mission, Vietnam

Philip D. Sprouse Papers

US ambassador to Cambodia, 1962–64

Ginetta Sagan Papers

US human rights activist

William Joseph Sebald Diary Extracts

US ambassador to Burma, 1952–54

Frank Dorn Papers

US army brigadier general in China-Burma-India theater

Malayan Communist Party Propaganda

Issuances from 1950 to 1951

Allan E. Goodman Papers

Consultant on Vietnamese affairs for Rand and US Department of State

John C. Russell Miscellaneous Papers

Chief, Public Administration Division, United States Operations Mission to the Philippines, 1952–55

Alvin H. Scaff Papers

US sociologist and author, The Philippine Answer to Communism

Lee Telesco Collection

Materials related to Allied and Japanese intelligence activities in the Philippines during World War II 

Indonesia Special Military Tribunal Records

Trial materials related to the attempted coup of 1965

Hasan Muhammad Tiro Papers

President, National Liberation Front of Aceh Sumatra

Guy J. Pauker Papers

US political scientist and author, Indonesian Images of Their National Self

William Frederick Halsey proclamations

Relates to Allied occupation of Dutch Timor and Portuguese Timor

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Southeast Asia Archival Collections     Southeast Asia Library Materials

Most of the items described in these guides are now available at the East Asia Library at Stanford University or Stanford Auxiliary Libraries (SAL 1 & 2). Please check Stanford's online libraries catalog for exact locations.

Duignan, Peter, ed. The Library of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1985.

Palm, Charles, and Dale Reed. Guide to the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1980.


Thursday, September 24, 1998

The exhibit will showcase information regarding General Stilwell's infantry fighting in Burma, in 1944

Press Releases
Penelope Van Tuyl presents a talk entitled "Capturing and Preserving Documentar

Penelope Van Tuyl presents a talk entitled "Capturing and Preserving Documentary and Testimonial Evidence of Khmer Rouge Atrocity"

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Penelope Van Tuyl, a Hoover Visiting Fellow and Deputy Director of the UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center (WCSC) presented a talk entitled “Capturing and Preserving Documentary and Testimonial Evidence of Khmer Rouge Atrocity” at the 11th annual Hoover Archives Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes.

William F. Buckley  debates  Senator Vance Hartke concerning  Hartke's dissatis

1971, a turning point in the Vietnam War

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The broadcast archive of William F. Buckley Jr.'s television series Firing Line at the Hoover Institution Archives includes many videos concerning the Vietnam War. In this one,  Buckley debates  Senator Vance Hartke concerning Hartke’s dissatisfaction with the war. Click here to purchase the full video from Amazon. Click here to view clips or to search for more Firing Line videos.

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Research Collection of Roger Mansell, Concerning World War II Prisoners of War, Donated to Hoover Institution Library and Archives

Monday, October 18, 2010

In September, the Hoover Institution Library and Archives received a large donation of World War II–era research materials from Roger Mansell, a retired businessman from Palo Alto, California, who has spent the past twenty-one years researching the fates of Allied prisoners of war from the Pacific theater of that war.



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