Burma Studies Foundation
The Burma Studies Foundation "was established in 1986 to promote the study, understanding and appreciation of Burma including its people, society, art, literature, language, history, religion and culture. The Foundation was formed to bring together in a single place the scarce resources on Burma by establishing the world's first Center for Burma Studies. The Foundation encourages friends of Burma to donate funds and materials to the Foundation so that it may support the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University. It also strongly promotes the sharing of resources with other institutions interested in Burma."