Today in History: Burma / Myanmar

Today in History–January 4–the Library of Congress features Burma (Myanmar), which gained independence on this date in 1948. Learn some more about this Asian country by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary sources.

Burma (Myanmar) maps

Contemporary U.S. legislation related to Burma (Myanmar)

Burma (Myanmar) books

Burma historical newspaper coverage

Burma (Myanmar) historical images

Myanmar primary source set from the World Digital Library

When the mission bells were ringing down in Burma (sheet music)

Veteran China-Burma-India oral histories

Burma (Myanmar): Guide to Law online

Global Legal Monitor: Burma (Myanmar)

Places in the News: Burma