The Burma-Bucknell Connection

Date of Creation

Summer 2019



My project looks at the historical connection between Bucknell and Burma, where Shaw Loo, Bucknell’s first International Student came from. Through the years, there have been numerous events like the Burma-Bucknell Weekends and attempts to keep the connection alive that have been scattered and not easily available to the general public. My goal this summer was to compile the information available and fill in any gaps in the narrative.

Over the summer, I primarily found my information in the Special Collections and University Archives of the Bertrand Library. I then used Scalar to compile my information in a mixture of text, pictures, and videos to tell a linear story. I also compiled all related documents from the archives on Omeka for readers to browse through.

This project was done in the hopes that it will spark more interest in Burma, and in the international relationships that not only Bucknell but also other schools have with the countries of their international students.


Burma, Bucknell, Burma-Bucknell, Bucknell History, History, Myanmar


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Digital Project