Note: I originally prepared this web page while working for the
Indochina Center of the University of California at Berkeley. I left the
job in March 2002 due to its difficult funding situation, and now work
full time at the main library of U.C. Berkeley. Below is a description of
the Indochina Center holdings. - Stephen Denney
The Indochina Center of the University of California, Berkeley,
contains one of the largest collections in the world of
English-language materials on Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The
heart of the collection comprises approximately 225 file cabinet
drawers (525 linear feet) of government documents, press
clippings, and private papers stored in vertical files and
organized by subject.
The collection was founded and developed by Douglas Pike from the time
he was a U.S. Foreign Service officer in Vietnam, and continued to develop
under his direction after he came to Berkeley in 1981 until 1997 when he
moved to the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University, as the university
here could no longer support the collection and his work as head of the
UCB Indochina Studies Project. At the time, Mr. Pike had intended to take
all the files with him to Texas Tech, but was prevented from doing so by
the university here. So he left behind about half of the files, dealing
with post-1975 conditions in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, along with many
files on North and South Vietnam during the war, and microfiche of most of
the Vietnam war files which went to Texas Tech.
Mr. Pike passed away on May 13, 2002 and his presence will be deeply
missed. Click here for a
tribute to him by the TTU Vietnam Center. The TTU Vietnam Center has
placed many of his donated files online at its virtual archive (see links
The Indochina Center also includes a recently expanded collection of
contemporary serials from Vietnam, now the largest collection in the San
Francisco Bay Area, and about three file cabinets of
materials from the former Indochina Resource/Southeast Asia Resource
Center, a major antiwar research organization from the 1970s and 1980s.
The Indochina Center is now under the Center for Southeast Asia
Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Use of the
collection is free and open to the public. However, because it is
presently closed, one must contact the Center for Southeast Asia Studies
in order to use the facility.
Center collection. A listing of the files and serials received of the
Indochina Center of U.C. Berkeley, including estimated file footage.
Academic Sites and General Information
to Vietnam electronic and library resources
Archive Large online archive of materials, sponsored by the Vietnam Project at
Texas Tech University.
Vietnam Virtual Library of Australian National University
Comprehensive web source on Vietnam
Cambodian Virtual Library Comprehensive web source on Cambodia
Library Comprehensive web source on Laos.
International Institute for Asian
Studies. International academic association, with links to institutes,
research projects, academic activity and news sources on
Asia Electronic Resources Extensive links, compiled by the South and
Southeast Asia Library of U.C. Berkeleey
Economic Network A network of academics and others with a professional
interest in Vietnam's economy.
Beauty and Darkness: Cambodia, the Odyssey of
the Cambodian People. Site maintained by Bruce Sharp with many links.
The Mekong Network. A volunteer project providing
information on Southeast Asia, maintained by Bruce Sharp.
Study Review Web academic journal on Laos
established web site of the NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies,
providing online courses in various Southeast Asian languages.
East Asia Center The
East Asia Center of the University of Virginia, with an excellent
annotated list of links for East and Southeast Asia.
The Vietnam War Declassification Project. Description of holdings at
Gerald R. Ford Library, with sample documents.
Government Sources U.S. Embassy
Embassy of Vietnam,
Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Vietnam. Vietnam's Foreign Ministry, includes press
releases and other statements.
Ministry of Finance, Vietnam.
Includes various legal documents and basic foreign investment
Embassy of Laos
Documents A selection of legal documents from Vietnam, in Vietnamese
and English translation. Many of them are on forestry and wildlife
The United Nations Development Project in
The World Bank in Vietnam
Bishops Conference. In Vietnamese.
distributor of publications from Vietnam.
Law Library of
Congress guide to Vietnam.
The most comprehensive database of current news reports. For U.C. Berkeley
student, faculty and staff only.
Thanh Nien News.
Newspaper of the Vietnam Youth Association, from Ho Chi Minh
Journal. My summary of recent Vietnam news reports, focusing on human
The official english daily from Vientiane. Also includes a Laos legal
Archive of the Vientiane
Times. Highlights of past issues, maintained at the Lao Embassy web
Times". The title is misleading. This is not the online version of
official english daily from
Vientiane (see above). It appears to be maintained by Lao refugees. But
has much useful current news and links on Laos.
Vietnam News Agency. More
news from Hanoi.
Vietnam. Radio webcasts in English of news from Hanoi.
Nhan Dan newspaper. The online
version of the official party daily of Vietnam, in English and
Review. Vietnam's leading international business newspaper.
Economic news from Vietnam. Also includes links to various Vietnam legal
Headlines. Very handy online source of Vietnam news.
World News Connection The web site
which hosts the U.S. Government's Foreign Broadcast Information Service. This is
Far Eastern Economic Review. The
major newsweekly on Asian events.
SaigonBao.Com. Many links to
Vietnam newspapers and other news sources.
One World. Reports on
contemporary global affairs from this coalition of 120 global justice
organizations, with a searchable database.
Chronology. Edited by the late Douglas Pike, published from
1997-2001 by the Vietnam Center of
Texas Tech University.
Asian. Human interest stories on Vietnam.
D'Asie Lists table of contents of this biweekly newsletter on
Catholicism in Asia, usually includes at least a few stories on Vietnam.
Published by the Missions Etrangeres de Paris.
Hiep Thong. Web site of the
Vietnamese Catholic Bishops Conference, in Vietnamese. You will need to download Vietnamese
font software in order to read this site.
Fides. News on the Catholic Church around the
world, from International Fides Service of the Pontifical Mission Society for the
Propagation of the Faith.
Commentary and Analysis Web site and online newsletter on Vietnam's economy,
maintained by Adam Fforde, a leading expert on Vietnam's economy.
of America. The official
overseas news broadcast agency of the U.S., usually includes three to six
stories weekly on Cambodia or Vietnam.
Research. HCMC-based economic research organization, with a weekly
Xuan Oanh Website of an economist who held prominent positions in both
the former government of South Vietnam and the current government of
Vietnam. Now he is an economic consultant based in Ho Chi Minh
The Mercury Center. Online
version of the San Jose Mercury News. More reporting than most American
papers on Vietnam and the Vietnamese community in San Jose. Mark MacDonald
is their correspondent in Hanoi.
The New York Times It is
necessary to register in order to use their service, but access
to the current edition and the seven-day search database is
gratis to registered users.
BBC Radio. Streaming audio
C-Span. Radio and
Voice of America. Radio and
News Headlines from
Yahoo. Top stories of the day from Reuters and AP.
Diplomatique. English version of this prestigious weekly from
France on international affairs.
BBC News - Asia Pacific. Daily news from the British Broadcasting
Corporation on news in the Asia Pacific region.
News on the Asia-Pacific region. Includes a searchable
CNN News on Southeast
Asia. Online version of Cable News Network, Southeast Asia
Times. Online version of daily newspaper from Singapore.
Today Web site maintained by Sandra Wittman, librarian at Oakton Community
college, with links to many news sources on Vietnam.
. Newsletter to promote favorable
relations between the U.S. and the three countries of Indochina.
Many links to various sites, maintained by a Vietnam veteran.
IDG Vietnam. Web site of
International Data Group, Asia - Vietnam, with high tech news on
about Vietnam Recommended books, compiled by Swiss journalist Marcel
Archive. Photos of the Associated Press, with a searchable
Newspapers, from the Internet Public Library. Extensive links to
newspapers, arranged geographically.
Human Rights Resources
Journal. Human rights newsletter, published by Stephen Denney,
1979-85, and 1988-95.
and other forms of censorship in Vietnam during 2002. A chronology of
events, in honor of banned book week.
Organization established by a network of overseas Vietnamese focusing on
the issue of human rights in Vietnam.
Conscience. Profiles of prominent dissidents in Vietnam, by a
Vietnamese emigre organization.
NamViet.Net One of the major overseas Vietnamese websites, with
Lao Net Links to various
overseas Lao and academic sources on Laos.
Viet Quoc. Web site of the
Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang, also known as the Vietnam Nationalist Party,
founded in 1927. Includes a weekly news analysis.
Hmong home page. Run by Craig
Rice. Extensive links on Hmong history, culture,
language, and current events.<
Free Vietnam Alliance. Maintained by
anti-communist Vietnamese, with much information on various dissident movements
World. Materials on human rights violations in Vietnam, and profiles
Library and Reference resources
World Time Zone map
Vietnam dissertations. A listing of Vietnam-related dissertions
completed at University of California, Berkeley, with their call
Merriam-Webster Online. Dictionary, thesaurus
and other language tools.
Columbia Encyclopedia. Sixth
edition, with nearly 51,000 entries, searchable database.
Great Books Online. From
Bartleby.com, the preminent publisher of books online, free of
Library of Congress
Classification Outline. A guide to this widely used method of library of
classification, from the web site of the Library of Congress.
Cornell University Library Catalog.
University of California Library.
Michigan Library system catalog.
Washington Library catalog.
New York University Library.
Catalogs and Web sites. From the University of California, Berkeley
library web page.
pages of American universities.
college and universities listings. Compiled by Christina DeMello of
MIT in 1995-96. Still useful.
Surf the Dewey Decimal Classification System. The other major method
of library classification, not as popular as the Library of Congress
system, but still used in smaller libraries and overseas.
School of Library and Information Science, San Jose
State University. One of the few universities in California accredited to grant
Masters of Library Science degrees, with branches around the state.
Personal Links Grace Cathedral in San
Francisco. An Episcopalian website with streaming audio.
Air. The daily PBS radio show with Terry Gross.
Nug.net.A streaming audio radio and
archive devoted to the Grateful Dead and similar bands.
Jerry radio. Music of Jerry Garcia,
the late guitarist for the Grateful Dead, along with some other
Grateful Dead radio.
radio. Liberal alternative to Rush Limbaugh, on live stream.
KFAT radio. Eclectic mix of country and western and rock music from a now defunct radio station
in Gilroy, California.
Voice of the Simpsons, host of Le Show.
Francisco bay area radio stations online.
is a lynx-friendly web page.
Last Updated: March 24,