Foreign Office Files for Southeast Asia, 1963-1980
Foreign Office Files for Southeast Asia, 1963-1980 consists of digitized files from the British Foreign Office (later the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and Domestic Office regarding Southeast Asia, with a focus on Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore. This collection covers major historical events from a British government perspective, include the creation of Malaysia, Cold War tensions in the region, economic growth throughout Southeast Asia, the Marcos regime in the Philippines, the Suharto regime in Indonesia, and the establishment of Singapore as a major world port. Rutgers has access to 2 sections of content in this collection:
- 1963-1966: Cold War in the Pacific, Trade Relations, and the Post-Independence Period
- 1967-1980: Foundations of Economic Growth and Industrialisation
A variety of material types are included, such as correspondence, reports, maps, newspaper clippings, memoranda, telegrams, and press releases.