Throughout his life, Professor Jeffrey Alan Hadler (1968-2017) established himself as an accomplished scholar in Indonesian studies, authoring several books and a dozen articles. Over the last fifteen years, Professor Hadler selflessly dedicated his intellectual insight and guidance to the UC Berkeley academic community, enhancing the Library's Southeast Asia collection.
Sengketa Tiada Putus: Matriarkat, Reformisme Islam, dan Kolonialisme di Minangkabau (revised and expanded translation of Muslims and Matriarchs)
Indonesia in the Soeharto Year: Issues, Incidents, and Images (co-editor and project historian)
"Translations of Antisemitism: Jews, the Chinese, and Violence in Colonial and Postcolonial Indonesia", Indonesia and the Malay World (32:94, November 2004, pp. 291-313)
"Rusli Amran and the Rewriting of Minangkabau History", Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia (March 2003)
"Home, Fatherhood, Succession: Three Generations of Amrullahs in 20th Century Indonesia", Indonesia (no. 65, April 1998, pp. 122-154)
"Remus Orthography: The History of the Representation of the African-American Voice", Journal of Folklore Research (35:2, August 1998, pp. 99-126)
"Membongkar Minangkabau", Jurnal Kebudayaan Genta Budaya (v. 1:1, 1995, pp. 60-77)
Jeffrey Alan Hadler's Accomplishments and Roles
2009-2012 | Member, Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies
2011-2014 | Chair, Center for Southeast Asia Studies
2011-2014 | Faculty Representative, Southeast Asia Materials Project Executive Committee of the Center for Research Libraries
2014-2015 | Chair, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
2016-2017 | Member, Academic Senate Library Committee
2012-2013 | Faculty Research Grant from the UCB Committee on Research to conduct Fieldwork in Bali, Central Jave, and Jakarta
2011 | Harry J. Benda Prize from the Association for Asian Studies (given annually to an outstanding newer scholar for a first book in the field of Southeast Asian Studies)
2009 | Mellon Research Grant for newly tenured faculty
2008 | Faculty Research Grant from the UCB Committee on Research for a publication subvention
2008 | Berkeley nominee for the Carnegie Scholars Program for the project, "Particular Heresies: Debating Muslim Matriliny in Indonesia."
2006/2007 | Faculty Research Grant from the UCB Committee on Research for fieldwork in Indonesia, "Night Letters, Art and Ambiguity in the Early Years of Soeharto's New Order (1966-1974)."
2006 | Humanities Research Fellowship sabbatical semester to finish book revisions for Muslims and Matriarchies: Colonial Society After jihad
2003-2004 | Townsend Center Fellow
2003-2004 | Freeman Grant to revamp the undergraduate curriculum in Southeast Asian Studies, new courses offered in 2004-2005
2003 | UC Berkeley Mellon Library/Faculty Fellow for Undergraduate Research
2002-2003 | COR research assistantship grant to developing a critical translation of a 19C Hebrew traveler's account of Southeast Asia
2002-2003 | Co-Principal Investigator for Pac Rim funded project: "Developing a Digital Research infrastructure for Southeast Asia", initial workshop held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, in January 2003
1999-2000 | Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Grant, "Translations of Antisemitism: Jews and Violence in Indonesia"
1997-1998 | Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation
1994-1996 | Fulbright Doctoral Research Award; SSRC International Dissertation Fellowship to conduct research in Indonesia (West Sumatra, Jakarta, and Yogyakarta) and the Netherlands.
Books, journals, wall maps, posters
Course readers, research files, archival materials
Post-WWII Political History
Social and Religious (particularly Islamic) History
Colonial Era of Dutch East Indies Studies
Jawi (Arabic alphabet for writing Malay)
The Hadler Family donated 3,733 volumes of books, journals, wall maps, and posters, and 16 linear feet of course readers, research files, and archival materials on Southeast Asia and beyond that Professor Hadler collected over the past three decades. The Jeffrey Alan Hadler Collection covers extensive holdings on core interdisciplinary Southeast Asian studies. The subject areas include cultural anthropology; political history of post-World War II; social and religious history, especially on Islam; Indonesian art; literature; travel literature; language studies; Minangkabau studies; and the colonial era of Dutch East Indies studies -- all of which will augment Berkeley's globally-renowned Southeast Asia collection.
About 80 percent of the Jeffrey Alan Hadler Collection is in English and the rest is in Indonesian, Malay, Dutch, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Jawi (the Arabic alphabet for writing Malay). The bulk of the collection covers research and academic imprints and most of the materials were published in the United States, the Netherlands, and Indonesia, from the second half of the 20th century to 2016.
The Jeffrey Alan Hadler Collection on Southeast Asia will offer an extraordinary resource for the scholarly community in Southeast Asian studies locally and globally through interlibrary loans. Ultimately, the collection will reinforce the University Library's mission to enhance public understanding of Southeast Asia.
This exhibition highlights a few samples of Professor Hadler's gift books on contemporary Southeast Asian art and his favorite comic books.
Special thanks are due to Yusmarni Djalius for her courtesy loan of the Indonesian Minangkabau songket fabric; Ninik Lunde for her gift of the two Javanese shadow puppets; Romo (Prince Rama) and Sinto (Princess Shita and King Rama's wife as per the Javanese version of the Ramayana epic poem); and Quyen My Le for her curatorial assistance.
Photos above from Virgie Hoban's article Intellectual Legacy of Campus Historian Endures in South/Southeast Asia Library