Library of Congress Publishes Two-Volume Bibliography of Western
Language Resources on Indonesia
The Library of Congress has published
Unveiling Indonesia-- Indonesian Holdings in the Library of Congress:
A Bibliography, a two-volume, comprehensive bibliography of
English-language resources on Indonesia.
Compiled by A. Kohar Rony, Southern Asia area specialist in the
Library's Asian Division, the bibliography contains nearly 17,000
entries and three indexes--name, subject, and title.
Indonesia, with an evolving society of diverse cultures, has been
an important leader in Southeast Asia since its independence in
1945. The country continues to be of great interest--historically,
politically, and economically--to scholars, businessmen and political
leaders. This bibliography will provide access to the Library's
vast holdings on this region.
Unveiling Indonesia is divided into 30 subject areas, including
reference and general works, geography, media, libraries, museology,
history, demography, migration, rural and urban development, social
systems, language, religion and popular beliefs, agriculture and
economics, education, government and legal systems and foreign relations.
Formats covered ranged from reference to audio-visual materials.
The Library's collections on Indonesia
include pre-World War II materials. Substantial portions of the
collections, however, date from 1964, when the Library established
a field office in Jakarta and started a special acquisitions program.
Unveiling Indonesia, with eight illustration, is available
for $74. It can be purchased from the U.S. Government Printing Office,
Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-
7954. When ordering please cit stock number 030-000-00273-3. Credit
card orders are taken at (202) 512-1800 and Fax orders at (202)
"I am confident that a wide range of readers will find this
bibliography not only interesting, but of real use. It is offered
not merely as a catalog of holdings--a simple, though very long
computer printout would do for that, of course--but as both a challenge
and encouragement to further reading and research. All of us who
take an interest in Indonesia and Indonesian studies in the United
States are in debt to Kohar Rony and the Library of Congress for
making this impressive tool available to us."--William H. Frederick,