Elizabeth Becker Photographs and Tapes of Cambodia, 1978

Overview of the Collection

Becker, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Becker Photographs and Tapes of Cambodia
1978 (inclusive)
0.37 cubic feet (1 box including 6 cassette tapes)
Collection Number
Photographs and tapes from Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; cassette tapes are closed until evaluated.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Elizabeth Becker 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

Slides, photographs and tapes relating to Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge. Includes slides and negatives of Pol Pot.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights will be transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections after the licensing agreement with the AP is terminated.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donor: Elizabeth Becker, May 2022

Related Materials

Elizabeth Becker Cambodia and Khmer Rouge Collection

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1 Pol Pot Negatives and Slides 1978
1 Slides
3 folders
1 Cassette Tapes
6 cassette tapes

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)