Southeast Asia

The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

Vietnamese Newspapers Shed Light on Failed Nation Building

CRL’s Vietnamese newspaper holdings were an invaluable resource for Professor Geoffrey Stewart’s forthcoming book titled, Vietnam’s Lost Revolution: Ngo Dinh Diem’s Failure to Build an Independent Nation, 1955–1963.

Excavating Attitudes on Opium Prohibition from Colonial Records

British Colonial Office records held by CRL reveal the dynamics of a robust opium trade in Southeast Asia in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Primary Sources Improve Course on Vietnam War Propaganda

A history professor at Grinnell employed CRL's rich collection of Vietnam War-era newspapers and defense studies to enrich student research on propaganda and public opinion.