February 5, 1997 Library of Congress Publishes Two-Volume Bibliography of English-Language Resources on Indonesia

Press Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940

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, ethnic groups, 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 range from reference works 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 illustrations, 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 cite stock number 030-000-00273-3. Credit card orders are taken at (202) 512-1800 and fax orders at (202) 512-2250.


PR 97-016
ISSN 0731-3527