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Fifty Years of Opium and Conflict in the Shan State of Burma: A Visual Retrospective: Support the Adrian Cowell Collection

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Explore Giving Opportunities that Support the Southeast Asia Collection

The Southeast Asia Section is working with Libraries Advancement to support the processing needs of the Adrian Cowell Collection.

Adrian Cowell

The Adrian Cowell Film Archive: a collection of some 800 reels of archival film produced by British film-maker Adrian Cowell for two television series he produced in the 1960s and 1970s on the Southeast Asian drug trade.  His footage includes unique interviews with drug warlords and minority army leaders operating in the Burma border region, as well as footage documenting US congressional efforts to control the drug trade out of the Golden Triange region.  The Libraries is seeking support to preserve the collection and make selections available digitally for classroom use.