Elizabeth Becker Cambodia and Khmer Rouge Collection, 1970-1988  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Becker, Elizabeth
Title
ElizabethBecker Cambodia and Khmer Rouge Collection
Dates
1970-1988 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.86 cubic feet (2 boxes), includes textual materials, photographs and DVDs
Collection Number
6036 (Accession No. 6036-001)
Summary
Publications, personal notes, photographs, recorded interviews, transcription of interview with Ieng Sary, and United Nations reports and correspondence regarding Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge compiled by journalist, ElizabethBecker
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English, French


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

ElizabethBecker has had an extensive career as an award winning international journalist for the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the Washington Post. Her primary area of expertise is in Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge due to her coverage of the Cambodian Civil War in the 1960s and 1970s. During this time she was one of only 2 journalists to interview Pol Pot while he was in power and is the author of "When the War was Over" (1986), a history of modern Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge. She had also covered many other stories of international significance such as South Africa's first democratic election and the Rwandan Genocide.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Publications, personal notes, photographs, recorded interviews, transcription of interview with Ieng Sary, and United Nations reports and correspondence regarding Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge. Notes and materials were gathered by Becker on a 2 week reporting trip to Cambodia in December 1978. Some materials are in French. Also included are several subsequent interviews with Khmer Rouge Leaders. DVD copies of taped interviews include: Pol Pot- December 22, 1978, Ieng Sary- December 19, 1978, Ieng Thirith- 1980, and minor Khmer Rouge Officials at Sime Reap Zoo and Angkor Temples.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Interviews -- text and audioReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Text of Pol Pot Speech at Cambodia Communist Party Anniversary Meeting
1977
1/2
Text of Ieng Sary Speech to United Nations
1977
1/3
Interview Transcription with Ieng Sary
1981
1/4
Sound recordings on DVD
1978
Siem Reap
Audio of journalists and their guides in discussion about the flora and fauna of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat.
1978
Ieng Sary - Phnom Penh
1978
Ieng Thirith - Tape 1, Side A
1978
Ieng Thirith - Tape 1, Side B
1978
Ieng Thirith - Tape 2
1978
Ieng Thirith - Tape 3
1978
Pol Pot Interview
1978
Pol Pot Dinner
Apparently mislabled sound recording; sounds to be duplicate as the Ieng Sary - Phnom Penh recording
1978

Series 2:  Notes and other papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/5
Becker's Notes from Trip to Democratic Kampuchea
1978
1/6
Poster of Democratic Cambodia Government Structure
1977
1/7
Press Releases
1980
1/8
United Nations Reports and Correspondence
1978-1985
1/9
Map of Cambodia (Photocopy)
1977

Series 3:  PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/10-11
Photographs of Sights and People in Cambodia
1979
1/12
Negatives of Sights and People in Cambodia
1979

Series 4:  PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
"Signal Victory of the Militant Unity of the Three Indo-Chinese Peoples"
1970
2/2
"Communique de presse de la premiere session pleniere de la premiere legislature de l'assemblee des representants du peuple du Kampuchea"
1976
2/3
"Democratic Kampuchea is Moving Forward"
1977
2/4
"Long Live the 17th Anniversay of the Communist Party of Kampuchea - Speech by Pol Pot, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Kampuchean Communist Party, Delivered on September 29, 1977"
1977
2/5
"Comment fut Decide et Prepare le Depart Officiel du Marechal President de Phnom Penh, Republique Khmere, le ler Avril 1975"
1977
2/6
"Discours prononce par le Camarade Pol Pot, Secretaire du Comite Central du Parti Communiste du Kampuchea - Au Meeting Commemorant le 17 Anniversaire de la Fondation du Parti Communiste du Kampuchea et a l'occasion de la proclamation solennelle de L'exist
1977
2/7
"Democratic Kampuchea: Black paper - Facts and Evidences of the Acts of Aggression and Annexation of Vietnam against Kampuchea"
1978
2/8
"Pol Pot - Les Grandioses Victoires de la Revoluntionm du Kampuchea sous La Direction juste et Clairvoyante du Parti Communiste du Kampuchea"
1978
2/9
"Pol Pot - Talks with the Delegation of the Sweden-Kampuchea Friendship Associaiton"
1978
2/10
"Pol Pot - Continuons a tenir fermement haut leve le drapeau de la victoire du glorieux parti communiste du Kampuchea pour defendre le Kampuchea Democratique poursuivre ;a revolution socialiste et edifier le socialisme"
1978
2/11
"Evidences on the Vietnamese aggression against Democratic Kampuchea"
1978
2/12
"Interview of Comrade Pol Pot to the Delegation of Yugoslav Journalists in Visit to Democratic Kampuchea"
1978
2/13
"Interview of Comrade Pol Pot to the Democratic Kampuchea Press-Agency"
1978
2/14
"Pol Pot - Talks with the Delegation of the Association Belgium - Kampuchea"
1978
2/15
"Pol Pot - Interview to Mr. Jan Myrdal, Member of the Delegation of the Association of Friendship Sweden-Kampuchea for the Swedish Television"
1978
2/16
"Biography of Comrade Pol Pot"
1978
2/17
"Pol Pot - Interview to the Representatives of the Hong Kong's Newspapers Wen Wei Po and Ta Kun Pao"
1978
2/18
"Speech made by Comrade Pol Pot at the banquet given in honour of the delegation of the Communist Party of China and the government of the People's Republic of China"
1978
2/19
"The Peoples Republic of Kampuchea"
1979
2/20
"The National United Front for the Salvation of Kampuchea"
1979
2/21
"Le conseil populaire revolutionnnaire du Kampuchea"
1979
2/22
"Role of the Kampuchean Women for Equality, Development and Peace"
1980
2/23
"Heroism of the Kampuchean Women before and after the Vietnamese Invasion"
1980
2/24
"L'Opinion Mondiale et la Situation Actuelle au Kampuchea"
1980
2/25
"La solidarite Kampuchea - Vietnam"
1982
2/26
"Thai authorities step up hostile activities against the People's Republic of Kampuchea"
1982
2/27
"Quelques preuves sur les manoeuvres des expansionnistes et hegemonistes chinois contre le peuple Kampucheen"
1982
2/28
"Kampuchean Today"
1988
2/29
"Women of Cambodia"
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Journalists--United States--Archives
  • Personal Names :
  • Becker, Elizabeth--Archives
  • Ieng Sary--Interviews
  • Ieng Thirith, 1932-2015--Interviews
  • Pol Pot--Interviews
  • Corporate Names :
  • Party of Democratic Kampuchea--Sources
  • University of Washington--Alumni and alumnae--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Cambodia--Photographs
  • Cambodia--Politics and government
  • Siĕmréab (Cambodia)--Description and travel
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Interviews
  • Photographs
  • Sound recordings
  • Transcriptions (documents)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)