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Guide to the James Ridgeway Files on Southeast Asian Refugees
MS-SEA007  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Genres and Forms of Materials
  • Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Ridgeway files on Southeast Asian refugees
    Date: 1959-1996
    Collection Number: MS-SEA007
    Creator: Ridgeway, James
    Extent: 3.8 linear feet (5 boxes)
    Languages: The collection is in English and Vietnamese.
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection is comprised of materials collected by James Ridgeway that document refugee social services and educational organizations. The materials focus on organizations in Texas, the second most populous state after California for Southeast Asian refugees. An extensive list of evacuees from Southeast Asia is also included, which contains information on gender, age and occupation of refugees who arrived in 1975 at Camp Pendleton, California, a United States processing center for refugees. James Ridgeway served as a missionary and United Press International reporter in Vietnam from 1966 to the fall of Vietnam in 1975.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Access to lists of refugee evacuees who arrived at Camp Pendleton, California, is restricted until 2025. Restrictions are noted at the first level.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Southeast Asian Archive Librarian.

    Preferred Citation

    James Ridgeway files on Southeast Asian refugees. MS-SEA007. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of James Ridgeway, 2001.

    Processing History

    Processed by Julia Stringfellow, 2005. Processing was supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant.

    Historical Background

    James Ridgeway served as a missionary and United Press International reporter in Vietnam from 1966 to the fall of Vietnam in 1975. Ridgeway is the president of the Silver Dragons Corporation.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection is comprised of materials collected by James Ridgeway that document refugee social services and educational organizations. The materials focus on organizations in Texas, the second most populous state after California for Southeast Asian refugees. An extensive list of evacuees from Southeast Asia is also included, which contains information on gender, age and occupation of refugees who arrived in 1975 at Camp Pendleton, California, a United States processing center for refugees.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged topically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Refugees -- Southeast Asia -- Archives.
    Refugees -- Services for -- Texas -- Archives.
    Refugees -- Texas -- Archives.
    Refugees -- California -- Archives.
    Southeast Asians -- Texas -- Archives.
    Southeast Asians -- California -- Archives.
    Evacuation of civilians -- Southeast Asia -- History -- Sources.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Letters -- 20th century.
    Photographic prints -- 20th century.
    Reports -- 20th century.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Online Archive of California
    Southeast Asian Archive.