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Indochina Resource Center Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-167

Scope and Contents

Includes background material; press clippings, reference files, and research notes.

Dates

  • 1960-1975

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English, Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Part of This collection is stored off-site. Please contact Peace Collection staff at peacecollection@swarthmore.edu at least two weeks in advance of a visit to discuss retrieval of off-site materials.

Copyright and Rights Information

The documents of this collection is stored off-site. Please contact Peace Collection staff at peacecollection@swarthmore.edu at least two weeks in advance of a visit to discuss retrieval of off-site materials.

Historical note

The Indochina Resource Center was founded in 1971 to inform the American people, legislators, and the media about the war in Indochina. The IRC also disseminated information about the countries of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam where U.S. military personnel were fighting or bombing. The IRC changed its name to the Southeast Asia Resource Center in 1976. In 1982 the organization was absorbed by the Asia Research Center. The IRC published reports on the infamous "tiger cages" used to house prisoners of the South Vietnamese government. These reports were gathered by Don Luce who worked for International Voluntary Services in Vietnam.

Extent

10 Linear Feet (10 linear ft.)

Abstract

The Indochina Resource Center was founded in 1971 to inform the American people, legislators, and the media about the war in Indochina. The IRC also disseminated information about the countries of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam where U.S. military personnel were fighting or bombing. The IRC changed its name to the Southeast Asia Resource Center in 1976. In 1982 the organization was absorbed by Asia Research Center.

Arrangement

These records are unprocessed and in little or no order (as they were donated). Because there is an extensive photograph collection from this organization, a listing of the photo categories and boxes follows that of the box listing for the records.

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Asia Resource Center, 1993 (acc. 93A-044) and 1994 (acc. 94A-075).

Related Materials

Asia Resource Center (CDG-A)

Separated Materials

  1. Audiovisual items
  2. Books
  3. Photographs and negatives

Legal Status

Copyright to the Indochina Resource Center records created by the organization has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law..

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed; this finding aid was created by Jean Turner and Wendy E. Chmielewski, July 2009; added to by Anne Yoder, November 2009; updated September 2018 by Wendy E. Chmielewski
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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