Here are copies of the Beaucarnot Diary in various formats.
1. [Coming soon] Digital photographs of the original 1943
Beaucarnot Vacation Diary, from the original school notebooks.
2. [Coming soon] A copy of the 1990 French-language transcription
of the diary as taken from the Archives nationals. Centre
des Archives d’Outre-Mer, Aix-en-Provence, France
(archival code 67 APOM, d. 2].
Del Testa’s transcription of the archival
translation of Del Testa’s transcription
by California Lutheran University students Amber Hart and
Stephanie Albee, Spring 2002.
French – English pairing of Del Testa’s
transcription and Hart and Albee’s translation
These materials directly support
the diary or understanding of French colonial Indochina
and the countries that eventually emerged because of its
dissolution (Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos):
Beaucarnot. Élements de la Technique Céramique.
Hanoi, N.P., 1940.
Mrs. Claudie Beaucarnot has made this French-language document,
published by her father, available for public distribution.
Beyond the summary it gives of industrial ceramic techniques
circa 1940, its final few pages give valuable insight into
traditional Vietnamese and Chinese pottery techniques.
2. John K. Whitmore, ed. An
Introduction to Indochinese History, Culture, Language,
and Life: For Persons Involved with the Indochinese Refugee
Education and Resettlement Project in the State of Michigan.
Ann Arbor: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies,
University of Michigan, 1979.
This document, in the public domain and originally intended
for distribution to social workers and others involved in
resettling the second wave of refugees from the countries
of Indochina, gives useful summaries of the histories, cultures,
and societies of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. When using
it, readers should remember that Dr. Whitmore put this document
together in 1979.
3. Syllabi for California Lutheran University full-year
history courses History
482-01 Fall 2002 and History
482-01 Spring 2003, the foundation on which
the grant application and field project in Vietnam were
Faculty-Student Research Grant Application,