Frank Bessac interview, 1993, November 7

Bessac, Frank B.,. 1922-2010


2 audiocassettes (60 min. each) : analog +.
Collection of transcripts and audio cassettes of oral history interviews. In this set of interviews Frank Bessac discusses his military service during the Second World War and after, including extensive travel in China. Bessac outlines his study of Chinese and Mongolian culture. He also recounts his time spent with the China Relief Mission. Bessac explains his travels as regional governments become communist and strife between Nationalist interests' escalates. He discusses his friends and guides amongst the Kazakh people and the White Russians. Bessac also recalls traveling through Bhutan and Tibet; he met the Dalai Lama before returning to the United States and studying graduate level anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.
Frank Bessac was a Professor of Anthropology, University of Montana.
Interviewed by Scott Woodruff on November 7, 1993 as part of the repository's Frank Bessac Interviews.
Forms part of: Frank Bessac Interviews.

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