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Guide to the James Freeman Files
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Freeman files
    Date: 1978-2003
    Collection Number: MS-SEA033
    Creator: Freeman, James
    Extent: 3.2 linear feet (6 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 Freeman, a professor of anthropology at San Jose State University. Correspondence and reports of organizations and individuals involved in refugee issues and reports from refugee camps are included, as are handwritten notes and cassette tapes of interviews with Vietnamese Americans who settled in the United States after the Vietnam War that were conducted for Freeman's book Hearts of sorrow: Vietnamese-American lives.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Interview tapes and transcripts are restricted until 2039-01-01. Restrictions are noted at the file 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 Freeman files. MS-SEA033. 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 Freeman, 2004.

    Processing History

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

    Historical Background

    James M. Freeman is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Northwestern University in 1958, a Master of Arts in Social Relations from Harvard University in 1964, and a PhD in Social Relations from Harvard University in 1968. His area of research since 1992 has included work, identity, and community in high-tech regions, involving in depth interviews in high-tech companies on the connections between work, family, and cultural identity. He has also collected the life stories of people living in India, of Vietnamese refugees, and of the people in the Silicon Valley Cultures Project over the past 25 years. Freeman hoped to capture the spirit of these people through their narratives and to convey this to a wide reading public, such as through the publication of his book Hearts of sorrow: Vietnamese-American lives in 1989.
    For further information on James Freeman, see The Silicon Valley Cultures Project Website .

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection is comprised of materials collected by James Freeman, a professor of anthropology at San Jose State University. Correspondence and reports of organizations and individuals involved in refugee issues and reports from refugee camps are included, as are handwritten notes and cassette tapes of interviews with Vietnamese Americans who settled in the United States after the Vietnam War that were conducted for Freeman's book Hearts of sorrow: Vietnamese-American lives.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 2 series.
    • Series 1. Topical files, 1978-2003. 1.4 linear feet
    • Series 2. Interview notes and audio cassette recordings, 1983-1999. 1.8 linear feet

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Freeman, James M., 1936- -- Archives.
    Refugees -- United States -- Archives.
    Refugees -- Vietnam -- Archives.
    Refugees -- Services for -- United States -- Archives.
    Vietnamese Americans -- Archives.
    Vietnamese Americans -- Interviews.

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Letters -- 20th century.
    Reports -- 20th century.
    Sound recordings -- 20th century.
    Audiocassettes -- 20th century.
    Interviews -- 20th century.

    Titles

    Southeast Asian Archive.