Papers of William Augustus Collins

Scope and Content

These papers consist of the typed manuscript of the Masters thesis of Collins. Entitled "An Investigation into the Division of the Chams in Two Regions", it explores the Cham people in Indochina. The thesis was submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Asian Studies, in the Graduate Division of the University of California, Berkeley, in 1966. The thesis is 77 pages and is preceded by the title, dedication and index pages.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Augustus Collins was a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, studying the Cham people. In the 1990s he worked with the Centre for Advanced Study, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, during which time he published papers and books concerned with Cambodia.

Access Information

Open. Please contact the archivist. ej@royalasiaticsociety.org The archive is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10-5, and Thursdays 2-5. Access is to any researcher without appointment but it will help if an appointment is made via phone or email. Please bring photo ID.

Acquisition Information

The source of acquisition is unknown. Collins may have submitted the thesis for possible publication by the Royal Asiatic Society.

Archivist's Note

These papers were catalogued by Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist, in 2020.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography (without flash) for research purposes may be permitted upon completion of a copyright declaration form, and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Custodial History

The custodial history is unknown.

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