Series 642 - Vietnam research papers

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Vietnam research papers


  • 1945 - 2017 (Creation)

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46 type 1 boxes, 1 type 2 box, 1 type 3.

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(1937 -)

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Emeritus Professor Marr is a specialist in Vietnamese history, politics and culture. He served in the US Marine Corps between 1959 and 1964. He taught at Berkeley and Cornell, and headed the Indochina Resource Center in Washington, before coming to the ANU in 1975. He served as editor of Vietnam Today for the Australia-Vietnam Society 1978-1982. He was involved in projects relating to Vietnamese material library cataloguing and coding Vietnamese script in computers.

Significant publications include 'Vietnamese Tradition on Trial, 1920-1945', and 'Vietnam: State, War, and Revolution (1945–1946)'.

Qualifications: BA(Dartmouth), MA, PhD(Berkeley).

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This material was collected over the course of Marr's career. Some early material relates to his time in the United States Marine Corps. Some earlier material dates Marr's postgraduate studies and the Berkeley Free Speech movement in the 1960s. Most papers are related to Vietnam, including material collected while he was co-director of the Indochina Research Center in the 1970s and while editor of Vietnam Today,1978-1982. Some of this material was collected for the IRC by John Spragens.

Most papers related to Marr's academic work in the 1970s-2000s, including papers and material for his MA thesis, as well as monographs and books edited by Marr, including 'Southeast Asia in the 9th to 14th Centuries', 'Vietnamese Tradition on Trial, 1920-1945' and 'Vietnam: State, War, and Revolution (1945–1946)', and 'Vietnam 1945: The Quest for Power'.

Other material covers the Vietnamese Union Cataloguing Project and projects relating to Vietnamese scripts on computers in the 1980s-1990s, including the Vietnam Internet Project (VIP). Marr's involvement in Australian-Vietnamese scholarly exchanges in the same period also forms part of the collection.

Some material in this collection contains accounts of torture and/or images of injuries.


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  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Vietnamese

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Created by Brenton Clifford, 21 Nov 2017. Further material added by Brenton Clifford, 31 Jul 2018.




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