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Archival materials on the SSEA Library webpage headers

The entry page to the South/Southeast Asia Library web site displays materials from Berkeley's rich archival collections. Below are descriptions of the items, whose images randomly appear each time you visit the page. For full descriptions of these collections, see South Asia Collections and Southeast Asia Collections.

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Frontispiece from Karanti, November 1932, a journal dealing with social reform, from The South Asians in North America collection at the Bancroft Library.

Young aspiring priest kneels before a seemingly endless row of Buddhas, from The McFarland Collection at the Bancroft Library.

A musician giving a concert of Indian music in California in the early 20th century, from the Archive of the South Asian Diaspora at the South/Southeast Asia Library.

Thai Nielloware craftsman exams his art work, from The McFarland Collection at the Bancroft Library.

Photo of King Dushyanta from the 1914 production of Shakuntula at UC Berkeley's Greek Theater, from the UC Archives at Bancroft Library.

Formal portrait of Queen Saowapa Pongsi who greatly improved conditions for women in Thailand during her reign, from The McFarland Collection at the Bancroft Library.

Photo of Shakuntula from the 1914 production of Shakuntula at UC Berkeley's Greek Theater, from the UC Archives at the Bancroft Library.

Member of Thai Royal Court poses in regal fashion, from The McFarland Collection at the Bancroft Library.

The late Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) on a visit to California, from the Archive of the South Asian Diaspora at the South/Southeast Asia Library.

Portrait of young Thai woman graces the camera in a photo taken in late 1800s, from The McFarland Collection at the Bancroft Library.

Portrait of Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian Amerian journalist Gobind Behari Lal, from the Bancroft Library's collection.

King Chulalongkorn of Thailand as a young man, from The McFarland Collection at the Bancroft Library.

 

South/Southeast Asia archival material online

Other materials online include A Hundred Harvests, an exhibition of  archival materials from UC Berkeley's Asian collections, which includes sections on both South Asia and Southeast Asia; and Echoes of Freedom: South Asia Pioneers in California, 1899-1965. Also online is a sample of our collection of photographs and printed materials relating to the South Asian Diaspora. For information on using the original collections on-site, please contact us.

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