Guide to the Project Ngoc Records MS.SEA.016

Finding aid prepared by Processed by Julia Stringfellow, 2003; Audra Eagle Yun, 2012.
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2012


Title: Project Ngoc records
Identifier/Call Number: MS.SEA.016
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 8.0 Linear feet (11 boxes and 9 oversize folders) and 148 digitized images
Date (inclusive): 1978-1998
Abstract: This collection contains materials relating to the activities of Project Ngoc (1987-1997), a non-profit humanitarian group consisting mainly of college students. Materials from Project Ngoc include correspondence, records of meetings and activities, and photographs and slides documenting travel to refugee camps and statewide activities. Materials from various organizations involved with refugee issues include correspondence, bills, and other printed ephemera. The collection also contains artwork done by refugee artists in the Hong Kong camps.
Physical location: University of California, Irvine. Library. Southeast Asian Archive. Irvine, California 92623-9557.
Creator: Project Ngoc.
Selected digitized items from the collection are available online.

Access

Collection open for research. Access to petitions for alien relatives and affidavits of relationship is restricted for 50 years from the latest date of the materials in the file. 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 Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

Preferred Citation

Project Ngoc records. MS-SEA016. 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 Project Ngoc, 1995-2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Julia Stringfellow, 2003. Translation services provided by Quan Tran, 2003. Processing was supported by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the California State Library. Additional processing of Project Ngoc organizational files by Audra Eagle Yun, 2012.

Organizational History

Project Ngoc (PN), a non-profit humanitarian organization comprised mainly of college students, strove to publicize and gather support for Southeast Asian refugees. Originally initiated as a class at UCI by graduate student Tom Wilson, PN was an attempt to increase the awareness of the students concerning the Vietnamese refugee crisis. Students in the class then decided to help alleviate the tragedies of the refugees by taking the Project beyond the limitations of the classroom and forming an organization in the hopes of realizing more concrete projects to assist the refugees.
As a means of raising awareness of the struggles of the Vietnamese refugees in the camps of Southeast Asia, the organization adopted three main goals through its evolution. They include: raising awareness on campus and within the community, advocating for humanitarian rights, and sending funds to camps for the development of educational programs. During its ten years of activity from 1987-1997, PN achieved these goals by providing direct relief through fundraising and sending volunteers to refugee camps in Hong Kong.
The first major accomplishment of the organization was a 1987 Christmas visit to the refugee camps in Hong Kong. The four volunteers who went took Christmas gifts and financial donations to the people in camp, which provided an opportunity to show their concern for the refugees. The problems that the volunteers witnessed enhanced their commitment to increasing public awareness of the refugees' desperate conditions. Following the trip, PN published a report focusing on camp conditions and refugee policies. The report was sent to every member of the U.S. Congress and to selected members of the press to induce more support for the refugees. The group also actively organized photo exhibitions, press conferences, speaking engagements, and fund raising events. Volunteers were also sent to closed camps in Hong Kong, where they spent the summer of 1988 helping to equip refugees with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful future resettlement.
With the decision of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to close the camps and repatriate the refugees to their homeland, the organization's cabinet for 1996-1997 decided to concentrate PN's effort on raising awareness. The main goal was to raise money through personal contributions and various fundraising events. The funds were then contributed toward the development of an educational program for the refugee children.
Project Ngoc disbanded at the end of the 1996-1997 academic year as a result of the resettlement or repatriation of most Vietnamese refugees. "A Decade of Dedications" was the theme for Project Ngoc's gala farewell event, which took place April 13, 1997. Past officers and members of PN were present, including founder Tom Wilson, as well as many people from the Vietnamese community. All proceeds from the evening went to help the remaining refugees in Hong Kong.

Chronology

1987 Project Ngoc established at UC Irvine.
1987 Sent a delegation of four members to investigate conditions in refugee camps in Southeast Asia. Copies of the resulting report were sent to each member of Congress.
1988 Sent a member to Thailand to teach English and mathematics at Banthad and Site II refugee camps.
1988 Hosted a concert for refugees. Participants included state senators, assemblymen, and major leaders in the American and Vietnamese communities.
1988 Sent a delegation of four volunteers to work as teachers and translators in Hong Kong refugee camps and detention centers. They created libraries and educational curricula, and organized recreational activities and festival celebrations.
1989 Sent one member to Canada to work with the Canadian Vietnamese community to gain support for a private initiative sponsorship program. Those who entered Canada under this program were not counted under the immigration quota.
1989 Hosted an Indochinese conference with the Council for Refugee Rights in Westminster, CA, in response to the drafting of the Comprehensive Plan of Action (CPA) in Malaysia. The conference resulted in the printing of several refugee-related brochures, copies of which were distributed to participants at an international conference in Geneva, Switzerland, in June.
1989 Sent a delegation to the International Conference on Indochinese Refugees in Geneva. Three members fasted for three days with the European Vietnamese community in front of the United Nations building while three other members attended the conference and lobbied for refugee rights.
1989 Organized a candlelight vigil in Westminster, CA, during the Geneva conference to protest against forced repatriation.
1989 Sent a second team of volunteers to Argyle, Whitehead, and Hei Ling Chau Detention Centers in Hong Kong to work as teachers, counselors, educational coordinators, and recreational leaders.
1989 Sent one member to work with Refugee International and the Vietnamese community in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area to lobby for refugee rights.
1989 Sent four members to Washington D.C. to lobby against forced repatriation and to participate in the Sixth Annual Asian-American Leadership Conference.
1989 Sent one member on a trip to Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Thailand to investigate the push back policy of first asylum countries. The Malaysian government admitted to denying first asylum Vietnamese boat people by redirecting boats to Australia.
1990 Hosted a fundraising dinner to set up a school in camp Palawan, Philippines.
1990 Sent two volunteers to Hong Kong to work with ISS and Save the Children Organization and one volunteer to the Philippines to work in detention centers as a teacher, counselor, and translator. Three members were sent to Washington D.C. to intern with IRAC, Refugee International, and U.S. Commission on Refugees.
1990 Hosted a banquet and raised $9,000 for the unaccompanied minors and the children in the detention centers throughout Southeast Asia during the Mid Autumn festival.
1991 Exhibited "The Boat People: A Cry for Freedom" art exhibition in the UCI Student Center. Raised $500 in donations and postcard sales for Project Ngoc's Summer Program.
1991 Received the 1991 Saturn Award and $1,000 for organizing "The Boat People: A Cry for Freedom" art exhibition at UCI.
1991 Sent two volunteers to work with ISS in Hong Kong and an intern to Washington D.C. to work with Boat People S.O.S. and Refugee International.
1991 Organized an art exhibition of refugees' artworks at Century art gallery in Westminster to echo the plight of the asylum seekers.
1991 Exhibited refugees' artworks from "The Boat People: A Cry for Freedom" collection at UCI.
1991 Sponsored a 10k Walk-a-Thon for Boat People's Rights in Fountain Valley that generated $22,000, which was donated to the LAVAS group currently in the Philippines..
1992 Received the 1992 Saturn Award for organizing the 10k Walk-a-Thon for Boat People's Rights.
1992 Coordinated "The Boat People: A Cry for Freedom" Symposium held in the UCI Student Center.
1994 Organized Van Nghe Thuyen Nhan.
1994 Sent volunteers to camps in Hong Kong.
1994 Helped LAVAS to organize the 10k Walk-a-Thon.
1994 Organized a fundraising dance.
1995 Organized Van Nghe Thuyen Nhan 95.
1996 Helped LAVAS organize the 10k Walk-a-Thon.
1996 Distributed petition letters to Congress and President Clinton.
1996 Organized "Refugee Awareness Month" on UCI campus.
1997 Project Ngoc disbands.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains materials relating to the activities of Project Ngoc (1987-1997), a non-profit humanitarian group consisting mainly of college students. Materials from Project Ngoc include correspondence, records of meetings and activities, and photographs and slides documenting travel to refugee camps and statewide activities. Materials from various organizations involved with refugee issues include correspondence, bills, and other printed ephemera. The collection also contains artwork done by refugee artists in the Hong Kong camps.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series.
  • Series 1. Subject files concerning refugee issues, 1978-1997. 2.4 linear ft.
  • Series 2. Project Ngoc organizational files, 1987-1997. .4 linear ft.
  • Series 3. Visual and audiovisual materials, 1985-1997. 1.4 linear ft.
  • Series 4. Artwork, 1987-1997. 2.4 linear ft.
  • Series 5. Newspaper clippings, 1980-1998. 1 linear ft.

Related Material

The following collections in the Southeast Asian Archive contain related materials:
Gayle Morrison Files on Southeast Asian Refugees. MS-SEA014. Special Collections and Archives. Thomas Joel Wilson Papers. MS-SEA023. Special Collections and Archives. Paul Tran Files on Southeast Asian Refugees. Special Collections and Archives. SEA Archive's newspaper clippings file.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Online Archive of California.
Project Ngoc -- Archives..
Clippings -- 20th century.
Interviews -- 20th century.
Letters -- 20th century.
Photographic prints -- 20th century.
Refugee camps -- Hong Kong -- History -- Sources
Refugee camps -- Southeast Asia -- History -- Sources
Refugees -- Southeast Asia -- Archives.
Refugees -- Vietnam -- Archives
Slides -- 20th century.
Sound recordings -- 20th century
Video recordings -- 20th century.
Works of art -- 20th century.

 

Subject files concerning refugee issues, Series 1. 1978-1997

Physical Description: 2.4 linear ft.
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises materials produced by organizations at the local, state and federal level involved in refugee issues. The materials include correspondence, government documents, organizational papers, periodicals and other printed publications. These organizations were involved in a variety of refugee issues, including detention centers, repatriation, and the challenges faced by refugees living in the Southeast Asian camps.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by topic and chronologically within each file.

Access

Access to petitions for alien relatives and affidavits of relationship is restricted for 50 years from the latest date of the materials in the file. Restrictions are noted at the file level.
Box-folder 1 : 1

Aid to Refugee Children Without Parents, correspondence and program materials, 1990-1993

Box-folder 1 : 2

Amnesty International, reports, 1990

Box-folder 1 : 3

Artwork, 1989.

Scope and Contents note

Contains various color copies of artwork and descriptions done by various artists.
Box-folder 1 : 4

Asian Studies Backgrounder, newsletter produced by the Heritage Foundation, 1990

Box-folder 1 : 5

Asian Update, symposium booklet, 1989

Box-folder 1 : 6

Aspen Institute, reports, 1988-1989

Box-folder 1 : 7

Asylum, newsletter produced by Refugee Concern Hong Kong, 1990-1991

Box-folder 1 : 8

Ballot, Orange County general election, 1992

Box-folder 1 : 9

Ban Tin, newsletter produced by the Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association, 1996

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese.
Box-folder 1 : 10

Ban Tin Ty Nan, newsletter, 1992

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese.
Box-folder 1 : 11-12

Boat People S.O.S.

Box-folder 1 : 11

Group papers, 1991-1994

Box-folder 1 : 12

News bulletin, 1990-1993

Box-folder 1 : 13

California Resource Directory for International Trade, 1989

Box-folder 1 : 14

Case summaries of refugees, circa 1990

Box-folder 1 : 15

Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees, report, 1989

Box-folder 1 : 16

Center for Strategic and International Studies, program materials, 1990

Box-folder 1 : 17

Clubs and Organizations Quarterly Newsletter, produced by the Office of the Dean of Students at UCI, 1997

Box-folder 1 : 18

Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT), handbook, 1986

Box-folder 1 : 19

Committee for the Relief of Vietnamese Refugees in Southeast Asia, newsletters, 1988-1989

Box-folder 1 : 20

Community Resources Opportunity Project (CROP), brochures, circa 1990

Box-folder 1 : 21

Comprehensive Plan of Action, reports and informational materials, 1990-1993

Box-folder 1 : 22

Congressional bills, 1989-1990

Box-folder 1 : 23

Congressional Record, discussion of U.S. relations with Vietnam, 1990

Box-folder 1 : 24

Consortium program, bulletins produced by Save the Children, 1991

Box-folder 1 : 25

Consultation on refugee admissions, fiscal year 1989-1990

Box-folder 1 : 26

Council for Refugee Rights, correspondence and reports, 1989

Box-folder 1 : 27

A Cry to Humanity, booklet, 1994

Box-folder 1 : 28

Dai Nam, booklet, 1989

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese.
Box-folder 1 : 29

Department of Health and Human Services, correspondence, 1994

Box-folder 1 : 30

Department of State Bulletin, bulletin of United States foreign policy, 1979

Box-folder 1 : 31

Di, publication written by Nguyen Xuan Quang, 1990

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese.
Box-folder 1 : 32

Dien Dan Thu Do, publication, 1989

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese.
Box-folder 1 : 33

Dong Rek lists, 1991

Scope and Contents note

Lists of children of former military personnel in Dong Rek, and of relatives living in and outside of the U.S.
Box-folder 1 : 34

Dornan, Robert, materials, 1987-1989

Scope and Contents note

Dornan served as a U.S. Congressman from California.
Box-folder 1 : 35

Experiment in International Living, publication, 1985-1988

Box-folder 1 : 36

First asylum, fact sheets and reports, 1988-1990

Box-folder 6 : 10

The Forgotten People: Vietnamese Refugees in Hong Kong, Project Ngoc report, 1987

Box-folder 1 : 37

Friends of the Boat People Newsletter, 1990

Box-folder 1 : 38

Geneva conference on refugee issues, testimonies and reports, 1988-1989

Box-folder 1 : 39

Handbook on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status, 1988

Box-folder 1 : 40

Highland Detention Center, The Newspaper of Vietnam, 1990

Box-folder 1 : 41

Holding center, correspondence and background materials, 1989-1990

Box-folder 1 : 42

Hong Kong refugee camps, reports and informational materials, 1990-1991

Box-folder 1 : 43

Hong Viet, newsletter, 1993

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese.
Box-folder 1 : 44

Hy Vong, newsletter, circa 1990

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese.
Box-folder 1 : 45

Immigration and Naturalization Service Reporter, newsletter, 1980

Box-folder 1 : 46

Immigration rules created by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization service for Vietnamese refugees, 1981-1982

Box-folder 1 : 47

Indochina Digest, newsletter produced by the Indochina Project, 1990

Box-folder 1 : 48

Indochina Journal, publication of the Indochina Human Rights Group, 1989

Box-folder 1 : 49-50

Indochina Resource Action Center, correspondence and reports, 1984-1993.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 1 : 51

InterAction, correspondence, 1989-1991

Box-folder 1 : 52

Inter-Asian Affairs, bulletins, 1990

Box-folder 1 : 53

International Catholic Migration Commission, program materials, 1989

Box-folder 1 : 54

International Migration Review, publication, 1981-1986

Box-folder 1 : 55

International Rescue Committee, reports and program materials, 1982-1989

Box-folder 1 : 56

International Trade Resource Guide, circa 1990

Box-folder 1 : 57

Irvine city council, correspondence and program materials, 1989-1990

Box-folder 1 : 58

Journal, circa 1990

Scope and Contents note

Written by Thuy Vinh Tran, a member of Project Ngoc.
Box-folder 1 : 59

Le, Xuan Khoa, materials, 1988-1989

Scope and Contents note

Le was the founding executive director of the Southeast Asian Resource Action Center.
Box-folder 1 : 60

Kuala Lumpur meeting, reports, 1989

Box-folder 1 : 61

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, correspondence and report, 1989

Box-folder 1 : 62

Legal Assistance for Vietnamese Asylum Seekers (LAVAS), correspondence and program materials, 1990-1993

Box-folder 1 : 63

Legislative Monitor, newsletter produced by Migration and Refugee Services, 1989

Box-folder 1 : 64

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, correspondence and bulletin, 1989-1997

Box-folder 1 : 65

Malaysian Red Crescent Society, newsletter and program materials, 1986-1989

Box-folder 1 : 66

Malaysian worker conditions and trade status, correspondence and directory, 1990

Box-folder 1 : 67

Migration and Refugee Services, program materials, 1986-1991

Box-folder 1 : 68

Migration World Magazine, 1990

Box-folder 1 : 69

Miscellaneous, 1983-1997.

Scope and Contents note

Contains papers from various organizations involved with refugee issues.
Box-folder 2 : 1

Monday, newsletter on refugee and immigration issues, 1991

Box-folder 2 : 2

Mong Manh Tho, 1994

Scope and Contents note

Book of poetry by Mui Quy Bong.
Box-folder 2 : 3

Mung Xuan Ky Ty, book of stories, circa 1990

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese.
Box-folder 2 : 4

The Nao La Mot Nguoi Ty Nan, 1991

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese.
Box-folder 2 : 5

National Association for the Education and Advancement of Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese Americans (NAFEA), newsletter, 1990

Box-folder 2 : 6

National Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Forum, bulletin, 1989

Box-folder 2 : 7

Naturalization papers, 1985-1991.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access is restricted until 2042-01-01.
Box-folder 2 : 8

New Tide, booklet on Vietnamese culture produced by the Friendship Association of the Diocese of Vinh, 1990

Box-folder 2 : 9

Nguyen, Tu Uyen, biology class papers, 1993

Box-folder 2 : 10

Nuoc Mat Trong Tim, book by Le Dai Lang, 1990

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese.
Box-folder 2 : 11

Orange County petition regarding repatriation of Vietnamese asylum seekers, circa 1990

Box-folder 2 : 12

Orderly Departure Program, program description and materials, 1988-1991

Box-folder 2 : 13

Oxfam America, program materials and bulletin, 1987-1989

Box-folder 2 : 14-15

Papers

Box-folder 2 : 14

Refugee issues, 1979-1990

Box-folder 2 : 15

Thailand refugees, 1987-1990

Box-folder 2 : 16

Petition letters regarding refugee issues and services, 1989-1996

Box-folder 2 : 17

Petitions for alien relatives, 1986-1991.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access is restricted until 2042-01-01
Box-folder 4 : 8

Petition thanking Senator Pete Wilson for his opposition to forced repatriation and support of Vietnamese refugee issues, undated

Box-folder 2 : 18

Pirates on the Gulf of Siam, report written by an anonymous group of Vietnamese boat people, 1981

Box-folder 2 : 19

Program, Association for Asian American Studies conference, 1994

Box-folder 2 : 20

Project Deliverance, newsletter and meeting materials, 1989.

Box-folder 2 : 21

Questionnaire regarding refugee status under the Comprehensive Plan of Action, 1989

Box-folder 2 : 22

Refugee act of , act descriptions, 1980 1978-1990

Box-folder 2 : 23-24

Refugee Concern Hong Kong (RCHK), organizational papers and directory, 1989-1992.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 25

Refugee Concern Newsmagazine, published by Refugee Concern Hong Kong, 1994-1996

Box-folder 2 : 26

Refugee in International Law, book by Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, 1983

Box-folder 2 : 27-28

Refugees International, bulletins, papers, and program materials, 1988-1991.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 29

Refugee Policy Group, publications, 1985-1989

Box-folder 2 : 30

Refugee Reports, newsletter produced by the United States Committee for Refugees, 1991

Box-folder 2 : 31

Refugees, periodical published by the Public Information Service of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 1988-1990

Box-folder 2 : 32

Refugee Situation in Thailand, paper done by Dennis Gallagher, 1985

Box-folder 2 : 33

Refugee status for Vietnamese asylum seekers, Malaysia, paper, 1989

Box-folder 2 : 34

Refugee Studies Programme, report, newsletter, and program materials, 1987-1989

Box-folder 2 : 35

Refugee Voices, newsletter, 1988-1989

Box-folder 2 : 36-40

Reports

Box-folder 2 : 36

Indochinese refugee panel, 1986

Box-folder 2 : 37

Jesuit refugee service legal team, 1992

Box-folder 2 : 38

Refugees in the United States, 1985

Box-folder 2 : 39

Refugee issues, 1980-1990

Box-folder 2 : 40

Refugee resettlement program, 1979-1986

Box-folder 2 : 41

Review of United States refugee resettlement programs and policies, 1985

Scope and Contents note

The review occurred during the second session of the 96th Congress.
Box-folder 2 : 42

Ripley, Simon, materials, 1989

Box-folder 2 : 43

SAIS Review, publication by Daniel Wolf and Shep Lowman, 1990

Box-folder 2 : 44

International Social Service Hong Kong Branch School, journal and test questions for a microeconomics course, 1996

Box-folder 2 : 45

Sunday Morning Post Magazine, 1990

Scope and Contents note

The feature article in this issue concerns the arrival of Vietnamese boat people in Hong Kong.
Box-folder 2 : 46

Symposium on Vietnamese Former Political Prisoners, press materials, 1989

Box-folder 2 : 47

Tap Chi Tu Do, publications, 1990-1991

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese.
Box-folder 2 : 48

Southeast Asian refugee glossary, 1989

Box-folder 2 : 49

Testimonies regarding refugees, 1989-1990

Box-folder 2 : 50

Thai, Dinh Quang Anh, materials, 1989

Box-folder 2 : 51

Thai petition concerning the Lautenberg amendment, 1988-1991

Box-folder 2 : 52

Nguyen, Dinh Thang, materials, 1989

Box-folder 2 : 53

Tin Thu Newsletter, newsletter produced by Aid to Refugee Children Without Parents, Incorporated, 1990-1994

Box-folder 2 : 54

Tre Tho Tren Dao Cam, publication, 1990

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese.
Box-folder 2 : 55

Tu Do, Whitehead Detention Center (Hong Kong) newsletter, 1990

Scope and Contents note

In Vietnamese. See also Whitehead Detention Center.
Box-folder 2 : 56-57

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, reports and correspondence, 1987-1993.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 58

United States Committee for Refugees, reports and testimony, 1989-1990

Scope and Contents note

See also World Refugee Survey.
Box-folder 2 : 59

United States resettlement agencies, list of agencies with contact information, circa 1990

Box-folder 2 : 60

Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association (VAALA), newsletter, 1993

Box-folder 2 : 61

Vietnamese Asylum Seekers in Hong Kong, correspondence and report, 1990

Box-folder 2 : 62

Vietnamese Boat People in Malaysia, program materials, 1988-1991

Box-folder 3 : 1

Vietnamese experience in America, course reading materials, 1992

Box-folder 3 : 2

Viet Nguyen, Sculptetching va beyond, 1992

Scope and Contents note

The book features the work of artist Viet Nguyen.
Box-folder 3 : 3

Violations of Human Rights in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 1983.

Scope and Contents note

Report discussing camp conditions and treatment of refugees.
Box-folder 3 : 4

Westminster conference, 1989.

Scope and Contents note

Conference involved issues regarding status of refugees and human rights.
Box-folder 3 : 5

Whitehead Detention Center (Hong Kong), correspondence and materials regarding the refugee situation at Whitehead, 1990-1993

Scope and Contents note

See also Tu Do.
Box-folder 3 : 6

World Paper, newsletter produced by World Times Incorporated, 1984

Box-folder 3 : 7

World Refugee Survey, periodical produced by the United States Committee for Refugees, 1993

Scope and Contents note

See also United States Committee for Refugees.
Box-folder 3 : 8

Xay Dung, periodical, 1991-1996

 

Project Ngoc organizational files, Series 2. 1987-1997

Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft.
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises the organizational papers of Project Ngoc from its creation in 1987 to the time it disbanded in 1997. It includes correspondence, newsletters, ephemera documenting activities of the group, publicity materials, and papers recording the financial history of the group. Information on visits to various refugee camps in Southeast Asia is also contained in the series.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by topic and chronologically within each file.
Box-folder 4 : 16-18

Administrative materials, 1987-1997 and undated

Scope and Content Summary

Includes meeting agendas, minutes, calendars, member rosters, reports, event and advocacy planning documents, memoranda, as well as publication drafts.
Box-folder 4 : 1

Awards, 1990-1997

Box-folder 4 : 9

"Boat People: A Cry for Freedom" art exhibition, 1991

Box-folder 4 : 2

Candlelight vigil, 1989

Box-folder 4 : 3

Class, 1987

Box-folder 4 : 4-5

Correspondence, 1987-1994

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 4 : 6

Donations, circa 1990

Box-folder 4 : 7

Financial information, 1987-1997

Box-folder 4 : 19-21

Flyers and brochures, 1987-1997 and undated

Box-folder 4 : 11

Newsletters, 1989-1995

Box-folder 4 : 12

Receipts, 1988-1989

Box-folder 4 : 13

Saturn essay competition, 1996

Box-folder 4 : 14

Van nghe (culture night), 1994

Box-folder 4 : 10

Volunteer program materials, 1990-1993 and undated

Box-folder 4 : 15

Walk-a-thon for boat people's rights, 1991-1996

 

Visual and audiovisual materials, Series 3. 1985-1997

Physical Description: 1.4 linear ft.
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes photographs, slides, and audio and video cassette tapes documenting various activities and trips conducted by Project Ngoc. Activities include art exhibits, concerts, and candlelight vigils held to raise money and awareness of refugees and camp conditions in Southeast Asia. Travel to Southeast Asian refugee camps, the people living in the camps, and camp conditions are also depicted in the materials.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by format of material, then alphabetically by topic.

Access

Access to original copies of audio and video recordings is restricted; use copies must be made prior to researcher use of the recordings. 48 hours advance notice is required in order to create use copies, which will then become a permanent part of the collection. Contact Special Collections and Archives for further information.
Box-folder AV-6 : MS-SEA016-A01/A04

Audio cassette tapes

Box-folder AV-6 : MS-SEA016-A01

Arcata tape, 1994

Box-folder AV-6 : MS-SEA016-A02

Interview with Project Nogc member on group's activities and refugee issues, circa 1990

Box-folder AV-6 : MS-SEA016-A03

Project Ngoc slide show, 1990

Box-folder AV-6 : MS-SEA016-A04

Project Ngoc slide show, "One Last Cry," circa 1990

Box-folder 5 : 1-65

Photographs

Box-folder 5 : 1-10

Activities, 1985-1995.

Physical Description: 10.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 5 : 11

Art exhibit and banquet, 1991

Box-folder 5 : 12

Art exhibit and walk-a-thon, 1989-1990

Box-folder 5 : 13-14

Art exhibit at UCI, 1991-1992.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 5 : 15-16

Art gallery, 1990-1992.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 5 : 17

Art gallery at Westminster, 1991

Box-folder 5 : 18

Banquet, 1992

Box-folder 5 : 19

Burmese camp, Thailand, 1990

Box-folder 5 : 20

Camp conditions, 1988

Box-folder 9 : 1-3

Camps, circa 1990.

Physical Description: 3.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 9 : 4-5

Candlelight vigil, 1989-circa 1990.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 9 : 6

Candlelight vigil, Westminster, 1996

Box-folder 9 : 7-8

Cape Collinson camp, 1988-1989.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 9 : 9

Chi Ma Wan camp, Hong Kong, 1985

Box-folder 9 : 10-16

Closed camps, 1988-1991.

Physical Description: 7.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 9 : 17

Concert, 1995

Box-folder 10 : 1

Cambodian Association of America meeting, 1988

Box-folder 10 : 2

Fundraiser, circa 1990

Box-folder 10 : 3-4

Geneva, 1989.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 10 : 5

Hong Kong, 1988

Box-folder 10 : 6

Los Angeles airport, 1989

Box-folder 10 : 7

March for boat people's rights, 1989

Box-folder 10 : 8

Morong, Philippines, 1990

Box-folder 10 : 9-16

Palawan refugee camp, 1988-1994.

Physical Description: 8.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 10 : 17

Petition drive, 1993

Box-folder 10 : 18

Philippines first asylum camp (PFAC), 1990

Box-folder 10 : 19

Saturn award, 1991

Box-folder 10 : 20

Scrapbook, 1995

Box-folder 10 : 21-23

Tenth anniversary of Project Ngoc, 1997.

Physical Description: 3.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 11 : 1

Thanksgiving activities, circa 1990

Box-folder 11 : 2

Van nghe (culture night), 1995

Box-folder 11 : 3

Van nghe at camps (culture night), 1990

Box-folder 11 : 4

Van nghe for refugees (culture night), 1988

Box-folder 11 : 5-6

Walk-a-thon, 1992.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
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Box-folder 11 : 7

Whitehead camp, Hong Kong, 1988

Box-folder 6 : 1-9

Slides

Box-folder 6 : 1

Artwork, circa 1990

Box-folder 6 : 2

Artwork and camp conditions, 1994

Box-folder 6 : 3

Camp life of boat people, circa 1990

Box-folder 6 : 4-7

Camps, 1989.

Physical Description: 4.0 folders.
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Box-folder 6 : 8

Children in refugee camps, circa 1990

Box-folder 6 : 9

Children's new year performance at camp, circa 1990

Box-folder AV-7 : MS-SEA016-V01/V05

VHS video cassette tapes

Box-folder AV-7 : MS-SEA016-V01

Buoi Tuong Trinh Va Thao Luan, 1989

Box-folder AV-7 : MS-SEA016-V02

Hong Kong, 1989

Box-folder AV-7 : MS-SEA016-V03

Liberia: a friend in need (U.S. Committee for Refugees), 1990

Box-folder AV-7 : MS-SEA016-V04

Stalemate Kampuchea, circa 1990.

Scope and Contents note

58 minutes.
Box-folder AV-7 : MS-SEA016-V05

UCI Lunar New Year, circa 1990

 

Artwork, Series 4. 1987-1997

Physical Description: 2.4 linear ft.
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises drawings and paintings done by refugee artists in the Hong Kong camps that were visited by members of Project Ngoc. The artwork focuses on the obstacles faced by the refugees living in the camps and the frustration they felt over their living conditions.

Arrangement

The artwork is arranged alphabetically by artist. All artwork was created during the years of activity of Project Ngoc from 1987-1997. Dates are provided only when the date appeared on the individual piece of art. The majority of the artwork contains artist names and titles in Vietnamese. Quan Tran provided translation services for the artist and title names.
Box-folder FB-61 : 17

Anh, Hung. Slogan

 

Artist unknown

Box-folder XOS1

Advocate Day

Box-folder FB-39 : 4

Another Night

Box-folder XOS1

Autumn Rain

Box-folder FB-61 : 14

Behind the Fences

Box-folder FB-9 : 8

The Blind

Box-folder FB-39 : 4

Camp 1B.

Physical Description: 2.0 pieces of art.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder XOS1

The Cards Are Revealed, 1993

Box-folder XOS8

Children in Despair

Box-folder FB-61 : 14

A Child's Dream

Box-folder XOS1

Commemorating Those Who Die On Their Ways to Find Freedom.

Physical Description: 2.0 pieces of art.
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Box-folder XOS1

Communist Regime Is

Box-folder XOS1

Constitution of Communist Vietnam

Box-folder FB-9 : 8

Crutch and the Slogan Sign

Box-folder FB-61 : 14

Desperation

Box-folder XOS1

The Dinner of Traditional Tet in Closed Camp

Box-folder FB-61 : 14

The Dove

Box-folder FB-9 : 8

Dried Tree

Box-folder FB-39 : 4

Dry

Box-folder FB-39 : 4

Emptiness

Box-folder XOS1

The Fate of Those Who Seek Freedom

Box-folder FB-61 : 14

Finding in Your Eyes

Box-folder XOS1

Fragments of Refugee Life

Box-folder XOS2

Heaven and Hell

Box-folder XOS2

Her, I Want

Box-folder XOS2

Humanity Beware

Box-folder FB-61 : 14

Hunger Strike Night

Box-folder FB-61 : 14

Hurricane Surge

Box-folder FB-39 : 4

An Ideology

Box-folder FB-39 : 4

Immersing in the Rain

Box-folder FB-61 : 14

In Spite, Determine Not to Let the Past Sleeps Well

Box-folder XOS2

I Still Love My Homeland After the Ruin, Entering the 22nd Century

Box-folder XOS8

Journey's End

Box-folder FB-61 : 14

The Land and the People

Box-folder FB-39 : 4

Life From the Outside

Box-folder FB-39 : 4

Living Day

Box-folder FB-61 : 15

Long Live Freedom, 1992

Box-folder FB-61 : 15

A Meal on Reunion Day

Box-folder FB-61 : 15

Memorial Statue

Box-folder XOS2

New Year (Year of the Chicken), 1993

Box-folder FB-61 : 15

Night at "A" School

Box-folder XOS2

No Supporting PT

Box-folder FB-61 : 15

Offering Day

Box-folder FB-61 : 15

One's Deplored Fate

Box-folder XOS2

The Only Living Thing Inside the Closed Camp

Box-folder FB-9 : 8

Protection

Box-folder FB-39 : 4

The Quiet Handicapped People

Box-folder FB-61 : 15

Raising the Slogans

Box-folder XOS2

Refugee Concern Boat People, 1994

Box-folder XOS2

Returning Day, 1993

Box-folder FB-61 : 15

Sadness

Box-folder XOS2

The Scream in the Storm

Box-folder XOS3

Section 8, 1992.

Physical Description: 2.0 pieces of art.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder XOS3

Seed of Life

Box-folder XOS3

Sekkong Tragedy Has Still Left Behind Broken Hearted Feeling to the Living

Box-folder FB-39 : 4

Self Portrait, 1990

Box-folder FB-61 : 15

Separation, 1993

Box-folder FB-61 : 16

Sharing the Same Idea, Vietnamese Overseas Communities in Europe, Australia, North America

Box-folder XOS3

The Silent Footsteps in an Empty Town

Box-folder FB-39 : 4

A Singing Group

Box-folder FB-9 : 8

Sit

Box-folder FB-61 : 16

Song on this Side of the Fence, 1993

Box-folder 8

S.O.S. Collage, undated

Box-folder FB-61 : 16

The Strength of Youth

Box-folder FB-61 : 16

Struggling

Box-folder FB-61 : 16

Sunset

Box-folder XOS3

There's a Wooden Flute, 1992

Box-folder FB-39 : 5

The Third Day

Box-folder FB-39 : 5

A Thorny Rose

Box-folder FB-39 : 5

Under the Camping Hut

Box-folder FB-61 : 16

Underneath Night Light, 1993

Box-folder XOS5-6

Untitled, circa 1990-1995.

Physical Description: 16.0 pieces of art.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder XOS3

Vietnamese Bamboo, 1992

Box-folder FB-61 : 16

Vietnamese, My Old Village. My Homeland

Box-folder FB-61 : 16

Watering Under the Moon

Box-folder XOS3

What Will become of Your Life, My Child?, 1992

Box-folder XOS3

Where is Freedom?, 1992

Box-folder XOS3

Who Buries Whom?

Box-folder FB-9 : 8

Wind From All directions

Box-folder XOS3

The Wings of the Exiles, 1993

Box-folder FB-61 : 17

Arts and Literature Organization, untitled

 

Bui, Duc Loc

Box-folder XOS9

Fate of the Boat People

Box-folder XOS9

The Last Hope

Box-folder XOS9

Life, 1990

Box-folder FB-61 : 18

The Round-Up

Box-folder XOS7

Dao, Nhat Bo. The Country and the People.

Box-folder XOS9

Dao, Vu Bang. Benediction

Box-folder 8

Dinh, Thuy Khac. S.O.S.

 

Duy, Khoa.

Box-folder XOS7

Contemplation

Box-folder FB-61 : 17

Not an Ordinary Corner, 1993

Box-folder XOS7

Red Radio-Active Elements-The Tragedy of April 30, 1975

 

Hoang, Quoc Bien

Box-folder XOS9

Family Life

Box-folder XOS4

A Mother Feeding Her Baby

Box-folder XOS4

My Bright Future

Box-folder XOS8

The Rose

 

Le, Trung

Box-folder XOS7

Distance, 1993

Box-folder XOS7

The Event of the 21st Century, 1993

Box-folder XOS7

The Refuge Road

 

Ngoc, Anh

Box-folder XOS7

The Boat People's Song

Box-folder XOS7

The Dance of "Boat People"

 

Nguyen, Binh Thai

Box-folder FB-61 : 17

Chickens

Box-folder XOS8

Full Moon of the Mid-Autumn Festival in the Free Land

Box-folder XOS8

S.O.S.

Box-folder XOS5

Thank You

Box-folder XOS9

Painting depicts two people holding a pink rose

 

Nguyen, Dai Giang

Box-folder XOS9

Black Sun

Box-folder XOS9

A Cry For Help on the Voyage to Freedom, 1990

Box-folder XOS8

Life in the Camp

Box-folder XOS8

Mother of Lost Souls

Box-folder XOS8

A mother who has lost her child on the seas, arrives in Hong Kong, 1990

 

Nguyen, Quang Phuc

Box-folder XOS5

The Bond

Box-folder XOS9

A Brother and Sister in a Hong Kong Detention Center, 1990

Box-folder XOS5

The Communist Road to Heaven

Box-folder XOS9

Dreams and Reality, 1990

Box-folder FB-61 : 18

A Love Between A Mother and Her Child

Box-folder XOS8

The "magic" of communist for the writers and artists

Box-folder FB-61 : 18

A Red Spider in Viet Nam

Box-folder XOS9

Why?

Box-folder XOS5

The Young Children in the Detention Centers

 

Nguyen Quang Truong

Box-folder FB-61 : 18

From the Corner of Vu Kim Ban's Place

Box-folder FB-61 : 18

Getting Water

Box-folder FB-61 : 18

The Jail at Night

Box-folder FB-61 : 18

One Corner of Camp Panat Nikhom

Box-folder FB-61 : 18

Playing Chess

Box-folder FB-61 : 18

Section Eight

Box-folder XOS4

Nguyen, Thuy Duong. Skull of Communism

 

Project Ngoc

Box-folder FB-61 : 18

Boat People A Cry for Freedom

Box-folder ML 360

Boat People poster

Box-folder XOS9

Camp Life

Box-folder ML 360

Project Ngoc poster

Box-folder FB-39 : 5

Student of grade nine and sixteen years old. The Villages and Towns in My Home Country

Box-folder FB-39 : 5

Student of grade six. Freedom is the Only Desire of All Those Who Live in These Camps

Box-folder XOS5

Students of grades seven and eight. Wishes

Box-folder FB-39 : 5

Students of 1994 Summer Art Exhibition. Trust Freedom, 1994

Box-folder FB-61 : 17

Tang, Nga Son. Thirst, 1991

 

Thac, Vien

Box-folder XOS7

Communist Snail

Box-folder FB-61 : 17

The Dove

Box-folder XOS5

The Fate of the Vietnamese Boat People After June 6, 1988

Box-folder 8

The Lives and the Belief, 1993

Box-folder FB-61 : 18

Seeds of the Future

Box-folder FB-39 : 5

Waiting

 

Trinh, Do

Box-folder XOS8

Hands of Cruelty

Box-folder FB-61 : 18

Rejection Letter

Box-folder XOS4

Thinking of Hanoi

Box-folder XOS4

We Still Live

 

Trinh, Quoc Lap

Box-folder XOS8

Hope Of Freedom

Box-folder XOS4

Nightmare

Box-folder XOS4

Vu, Bang. No Milk Today and No Mother in Future

 

Vu, Minh Van

Box-folder 8

The Big Unity

Box-folder 8

Communist Reform

Box-folder XOS1

The Dinner of Traditional Tet in Closed Camp

Box-folder 8

The Real State of the Boat People

 

Newspaper clippings, Series 5. 1980-1998

Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft.
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises clippings collected by members of Project Ngoc during its years of activity from 1987-1997. The clippings focus on activities of Project Ngoc and on issues related to Southeast Asian refugees living in camps and those who resettled to the United States.

Arrangement

The clippings are arranged chronologically by year.
Box-folder 7 : 1

1980

Box-folder 7 : 2

1981

Box-folder 7 : 3

1982

Box-folder 7 : 4

1983

Box-folder 7 : 5

1984

Box-folder 7 : 6

1985

Box-folder 7 : 7

1986

Box-folder 7 : 8

1987

Box-folder 7 : 9-10

1988.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
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Box-folder 7 : 11-16

1989.

Physical Description: 6.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 7 : 17-19

1990.

Physical Description: 3.0 folders.
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Box-folder 7 : 20

1991

Box-folder 7 : 21

1992

Box-folder 7 : 22

1993

Box-folder 7 : 23

1994

Box-folder 7 : 24

1996

Box-folder 7 : 25

1997

Box-folder 7 : 26

1998

Box-folder 7 : 27-29

Circa 1980-1998

Physical Description: 3.0 folders.
General Physical Description note: