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William W. Sage Collection on Laos


The William W. Sage Collection on Laos consists of subject files, photographs, slides, audiotapes, and manuscripts on Sage's work and writings. The collection has been arranged into four identified series: Subject Files, Photographs, Ephemera, Published and Unpublished Manuscripts. The collection also contains Audiotapes not yet digitized.

The repository collection contains only a part of the Sage Collection. For a complete listing of the materials in the Sage collection go to Arizona Archives Online (http://www.azarchivesonline.org/xtf/search) and input Sage.

William W. Sage (b. 1946 Denver, CO) has been involved in international humanitarian aid for over forty years. He joined the International Voluntary Services team in Laos in 1969 and later served as a Community Development Area Adviser with the United States Agency for International Development in the southern and later northwestern regions of Laos until 1975. In 1977 he served four years as the Director of the Joint Voluntary Agency (JVA) in Bangkok, Thailand during which time 200,000 refugees from Indochina were processed for resettlement to the U.S.

While in Laos and Thailand, he collected both published and unpublished reports, papers, books and documents related to topics on Laos which in 1986 became the subject matter of his book Laos: A Bibliography published by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.


Date Range
1925 1990


A bibliography of other reports, books, etc, to be used in further examinations and reports on US Agency for International Developmentā€™s projects and programs in Laos.

Contributors
Beery, Galen S.
Created Date
1969

Collection of notes from A.E. Davidson on the region of Pha Beuk, specifically regarding fishing and three areas: Savannakhet, Pakse, and Khong Island

Contributors
Davison, A. E.
Created Date
1974

A report on the successes and failures of a US aid program in Savarane Province in Laos. Details the geography and history of the region, the history of American assistance, and the kinds of aid programs being used.

Contributors
Beery, Galen S.
Created Date
1968

The article describes the concept of merit or bun in Thai Buddhism and how it relates to the organization of the Thai government and educational systems.

Contributors
Mulder, J. A. Niels
Created Date
1968
Contributors
Bouspha, Thongsar, Gullion
Created Date
1963

Report on the Royal Lao Government (RLG) Anti-Narcotics Law in Laos.

Created Date
1971

Report on the building, creation, and maintenance of Muong Meung village.

Contributors
Sage, William W.

Report on the political conditions, population demographics, history, and government structure of the Kingdom of Laos.

Created Date
1964

A description of Lao's climate, geography, population, and other characteristics.

Created Date
1969

Report on the history of the the Phatanakane Project in the Muong Phieng region in Laos, focusing on the economic, agricultural, and civil purposes of the project and its accomplishments thus far.

Contributors
Smucker, Silas
Created Date
1965