William W. Sage Collection on Laos

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Date Range
1925 1990

Report on a women's survey done in the Muong Phieng Cluster.

Contributors
Candea, Elizabeth
Created Date
1966

The article discusses the pattern of agriculture of Hmong farmers and describes various crafts of the Hmong.

Contributors
Bouspha, Thongsar, Gullion
Created Date
1963

Book on the education on children in rural villages in the Ban Houei Kong region in Laos, focused around the Mekong river, and the issues between ethnic groups and social structure that have prevented large-scale primary education in these areas.

Contributors
Sage, William W.
Created Date
1970

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

Several publications from government officials and other on government programs in the Sayaboury and Myong Phieng areas of Laos, focusing on the military efforts, civil government, and education.

Contributors
Orr, Kenneth G.
Created Date
1966

Report on peacekeeping efforts in Laos on the part of the neutralist wing of the Royal Government and the political and military conflict between communists and others in the country.

Contributors
Langer, Paul F.
Created Date
1967

The first article is a schedule for a training program concerning the role of civil service and the duties of the civil servant and the citizen in order to better education, agriculture, civil services, and other services through government intervention or cooperation. the second article is an unofficial translation of Protocol to agreement on the restoration of peace and reconciliation in Laos between the Vientiane government and the Patriotic Forces.

Created Date
1973

Report on attempts by the Lao Royal Government to stabilize the financial situation in Laos following the onset of war in Vietnam and rising inflation during the 1960s.

Contributors
Clark, Joel
Created Date
1965

Royal Lao Government report government organisation of the Chaokhoueng, Chaomuong, and Tasseng, relating to agriculture, livestock, education and other services. Second report is an unclassified report by the U.S. Mission in Laos on aid programs.

Created Date
1957

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.