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Guide to the Brigitte Marshall Files on Southeast Asian Refugees.
MS-SEA013  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Brigitte Marshall files on Southeast Asian refugees,
    Date (inclusive): 1981-1995
    Collection number: MS-SEA013
    Creator: Marshall, Brigitte, 1964-
    Extent: 2 linear feet 2 boxes 38 digitized images
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library.Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection consists of printed materials, audio and videocassettes, and photographs taken by Brigitte Marshall, who worked as a volunteer in refugee camps in Thailand and as an English-language teacher in California. All materials relate to Southeast Asian refugees, principally Hmong, living in camps in Thailand, and adjusting to life in the United States. Photographs, articles, and reports document Hmong, refugees in camps in Thailand, as well as their resettlement in California, particularly the Fresno area. Printed materials include Hmong and Lao language lessons, memos, correspondence, reports, newsletters, newspaper and magazine articles, refugee orientation materials, publications, and unpublished papers.
    Physical location: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives. Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Language: English.
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    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

    Brigitte Marshall files on Southeast Asian refugees. MS-SEA013. Southeast Asian Archive, 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 Brigitte Marshall, 1999.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Karen Rosen, 2002. Processing was supported by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the California State Library.

    Biography

    Brigitte Marshall currently works as a consultant in the Adult Education Unit of the California Department of Education. She is the author of the book, Preparing for Success: A Guide for Teaching Adult English Language Learners (2002), a resource text designed for teachers of adult English language students. Marshall received a joint BA and MA degree in Social Sciences from the University of Oxford, England. Marshall worked as a volunteer in the Phanat Nikhom Refugee Processing Center in Thailand from 1989-1990. Her concern for refugees began after encountering Afghan Refugees in Pakistan in 1987. Marshall worked as a Program Specialist for the Fresno County Office of Education after returning from Thailand, and as a refugee youth coordinator at Fresno City College. She then joined the Refugee Programs Bureau as a Community Specialist in 1996. Marshall has been active in many refugee assistance organizations and was the Chair of the California Refugee English Language Training Task Force.
    While teaching English in refugee camps in Thailand, Marshall documented the experience of living in the refugee camps by photographing Hmong refugees as they struggled to maintain family culture while living in the camps. Marshall used these photos to orient service providers in the United States to the realities of refugee camp life.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of printed materials, audio and videocassettes, and photographs taken by Brigitte Marshall, who worked as a volunteer in refugee camps in Thailand and as an English-language teacher in California. All materials relate to Southeast Asian refugees, principally Hmong, living in camps in Thailand, and adjusting to life in the United States. Photographs, articles, and reports document Hmong, refugees in camps in Thailand, as well as their resettlement in California, particularly the Fresno area. Printed materials include Hmong and Lao language lessons, memos, correspondence, reports, newsletters, newspaper and magazine articles, refugee orientation materials, publications, and unpublished papers.
    Among the highlights of the printed materials are a field report on how the Hmong fared after resettlement in the Fresno area; several issues of the Phanat Nikhom Press , including articles written by camp residents about themselves and their expectations of life in the United States; and refugee assistance materials issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and non-governmental organizations. Marshall's varied experience provides a continuum between the camp and resettlement experiences of the Southeast Asian refugees.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically by topic. Materials are arranged chronologically within each topical grouping.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Marshall, Brigitte, 1964- -- Archives.
    Hmong (Asian people) -- Archival resources.
    Refugee camps -- Thailand -- Archival resources.
    Refugees -- California -- Archival resources.
    Southeast Asians -- California -- Archival resources.
    English language -- Study and teaching -- Archival resources.
    Sūn Bān Winai (Ban Winai, Thailand)
    Sūn Phanat Nikhom (Ban Tha Bun Mi, Thailand) -- Archival resources.
    Chiang Kham (Phayao, Thailand : Refugee camp) -- Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographic prints.
    Sound recordings.
    Video recordings.

    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Online Archive of California.
    Southeast Asian Archive.

    Related Material

    This collection is supplemented by materials in the SEA Archive's newspaper clippings vertical file.