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.
Papers of William Augustus Collins
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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.
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The source of acquisition is unknown. Collins may have submitted the thesis for possible publication by the Royal Asiatic Society.
These papers were catalogued by Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist, in 2020.
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