Guide to the Mitchell I. Bonner Photographs and Ephemera MS.SEA.006

Finding aid prepared by Karen Rosen; updated by Dawn Schmitz, 2011, Audra Eagle Yun, 2012, and Sara Seltzer, 2014.
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
© 2014


Title: Mitchell I. Bonner photographs and ephemera
Identifier/Call Number: MS.SEA.006
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet (10 boxes, 275 digitized images, and 2.8 unprocessed linear feet)
Date (inclusive): 1974-2014
Languages of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English and several Southeast Asian languages, including Burmese, Lao, and Vietnamese.
Abstract: This collection comprises approximately 3,000 photographs and slides taken by Mitchell Bonner between 1975 and 2001, as well as printed ephemera collected by him through 2014. The images document Iu Mien, Lao, Khmer, Vietnamese, and Cambodian community social and cultural events throughout Northern California, primarily the San Francisco Bay area. The emphasis is on Laotian American communities. The ephemera includes programs, posters and flyers from cultural, religious, and popular culture events, refugee publications, pamphlets and brochures from refugee assistance agencies, and other materials related to social services, education, and refugees. The collection also includes a small amount of material documenting other Asian American communities in California, including Burmese, Thai, Filipino, and Tibetan.
Creator: Bonner, Mitchell I.
Selected digitized images from this collection.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Mitchell I. Bonner photographs and ephemera. MS-SEA006. 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

Gifts of Mitchell I. Bonner, 1997-2014.

Processing History

Processed by Karen Rosen, 2002.

Biography

Mitchell I. Bonner has been active in the San Francisco Bay area's Southeast Asian American communities since 1975, when the first Lao and Hmong refugees moved to the area. Over the years Bonner has documented both daily life and special community events, through photographing private and public activities in the Southeast Asian community. His photographs include images dating from a 1975 Christmas party for Vietnamese refugees at San Francisco's International Student Center, to a 2000 Laos New Year's celebration in Richmond, California.
Bonner has traveled to Laos four times, and has helped to organize various Laotian festivals and dances. He was a volunteer with the International Student Center in San Francisco until it closed at the end of 1976. Many Vietnamese refugee students used the center, which offered inexpensive cultural and recreational activities and a dining room for international students at San Francisco colleges and universities. It was there that Bonner met a Lao-Vietnamese man, who introduced him to the arriving Lao and Hmong refugees being settled into San Francisco. Bonner was also introduced to Southeast Asian refugees in the San Francisco neighborhood where he lived, which was the original receiving neighborhood in that city for Southeast Asian refugees. Bonner owns a personal Southeast Asia collection of over 3,000 items on Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, including books, audio and video recordings, documents and maps, and handicraft items.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises approximately 3,000 photographs and slides taken by Mitchell Bonner between 1975 and 2001, as well as printed ephemera collected by him through 2014. The images document Iu Mien, Lao, Khmer, Vietnamese, and Cambodian community social and cultural events throughout Northern California, primarily the San Francisco Bay area. The emphasis is on Laotian American communities. The ephemera includes programs, posters and flyers from cultural, religious, and popular culture events, refugee publications, pamphlets and brochures from refugee assistance agencies, and other materials related to social services, education, and refugees. The collection also includes a small amount of material documenting other Asian American communities in California, including Burmese, Thai, Filipino, and Tibetan.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:
  • Series 1. Visual materials, 1975-2001. 2 linear feet
  • Series 2. Printed ephemera, 1976-2002. 2 linear feet
The collection also contains three unprocessed additions:
  • Accession 2002.035. Unprocessed addition 2002-2006, 1980-2006 (Bulk, 2001-2002). 2 linear feet
  • Accession 2012.039. Unprocessed addition 2012, 2006-2012. 0.3 linear feet
  • Accession 2014.008. Unprocessed addition 2014, (1974, 1979, 2003-2014, Bulk 2011-2013). 0.5 linear feet

Related Collections

This collection is supplemented by materials in the Southeast Asian Archive vertical file collection (MS-SEA020) , Southeast Asian Archive, UC Irvine Libraries.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Online Archive of California.
Ephemera -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- 20th century.
Fliers (Printed matter) -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- 20th century.
Laotian Americans - -California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Social life and customs -- Archives.
Laotian Americans -- California - -San Francisco Bay Area -- Archives.
Laotian Americans -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs.
Laotian Americans -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Social life and customs -- Photographs.
Laotian Americans -- Northwest, Pacific -- Archives.
Laotian Americans -- Northwest, Pacific -- Photographs.
Photographic prints -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- 20th century.
Posters -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- 20th century.
Programs -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- 20th century.
Refugees -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Archives.
Refugees -- Southeast Asia -- Archives.
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Archives.
Southeast Asians -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Archives.
Southeast Asians -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs.
Southeast Asians -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Social life and customs -- Archives.
Southeast Asians -- Northwest, Pacific -- Archives.
Southeast Asians -- Northwest, Pacific -- Photographs.

 

Visual materials Series 1. 1975-2001

Physical Description: 2.0 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises photographs, slides, and negatives documenting Southeast Asian community and cultural events throughout California, primarily the San Francisco Bay area of Northern California. Photographs document New Year's celebrations, religious and memorial ceremonies, weddings, and music and dance festivals. Materials also document smaller ethnic groups from Laos, such as the Iu Mien and the Khmu.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by ethnic group or geographic location, and secondarily arranged topically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Angel Island (San Francisco Bay) 1978

Physical Description: 32 photographic prints and 24 color slides.
Box 1, Folder 2

Bangkok, (Thailand), old refugee camp circa 1984

Physical Description: 19 color slides.
Box 1, Folder 3

Bicentennial religious parade, San Francisco 1976

Physical Description: 19 color slides.

Scope and Content Note

Several community religious organizations presented floats and walked in the parade.
Box 1, Folder 4

Bonner, Mitchell 1978-1986

Physical Description: 71 photographic prints.

Scope and Content Note

Prints are of Bonner with Asian Americans at their homes and at social gatherings.
Box 1, Folder 5

Buddhist ceremonies 1985-1986

Physical Description: 14 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 6

Buddhist festivals, Berkeley 1983

Physical Description: 3 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 7

Buddhist Vesak festival, U.C. Berkeley 1988

Physical Description: 11 photographic prints.
 

Cambodian (Khmer) Americans

Box 1, Folder 8

Activities, including parties and Angkor Palace throne 1987-1988

Physical Description: 25 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 9

Fund raising festival 1980

Physical Description: 10 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 10

Fund raising party 1985

Physical Description: 6 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 11-12

New Year 1978

Physical Description: 6 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 13

New Year festival, San Francisco 1982

Physical Description: 17 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 14

"Opera" 1979

Physical Description: 7 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 15

Party 1975

Physical Description: 22 color slides.
Box 1, Folder 16

Parties 1978

Physical Description: 7 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 17

Singing festival, San Francisco 1982

Physical Description: 11 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 18

Festival at the Lake, Oakland (Lake Merritt) 1992

Physical Description: 49 photographic prints.

Scope and Content Note

The festival is an annual multicultural event.
Box 1, Folder 19

Flanagan, Mike, goodbye party 1982 July

Physical Description: 3 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 20

Hare Krishna festival, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco 1996

Physical Description: 5 photographic prints.
 

Hmong (Laotian) Americans

Box 1, Folder 21

New Year, Fresno 1984

Physical Description: 4 photographic prints and 16 color slides.
Box 1, Folder 22

New Year, Richmond 1982

Physical Description: 5 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 23

Wedding party 1979

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints.
 

Iu Mien (Laotian) Americans

Box 1, Folder 24

Anniversary of death ceremony at a home in Richmond and a San Mateo cemetery undated

Physical Description: 17 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 25

Ceremonies 1988

Physical Description: 9 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 26

Conference 1995

Physical Description: 8 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 27

Cultural program, Richmond 1977

Physical Description: 15 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 28

Dance, Oakland 1985

Physical Description: 3 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 29

Delegation from People's Republic of China 1989

Physical Description: 13 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 30

House parties including New Year, wedding, dinners, etc. 1995 and undated

Physical Description: 39 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 31

Mien dinner party 1988 and undated

Physical Description: 7 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 32

Miscellaneous undated

Physical Description: 35 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 33

Miscellaneous 1978-1986

Physical Description: 71 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 34

New Year, Oakland 1982

Physical Description: 7 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 35-36

New Year, Richmond 1982

Physical Description: 17 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 37

Party to welcome Yao delegation from China, Oakland 1992

Physical Description: 9 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 38

Religious rules undated

Physical Description: 4 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 39

Temple ceremony, Sacramento 1990

Physical Description: 11 photographic prints.
 

Khmu (Laotian) Americans

Box 1, Folder 40

Dancers at folk music festival, San Francisco 1983

Physical Description: 14 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 41

Lao funeral 1990

Physical Description: 7 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 42

Khong Le (Khmu leader) party, Fresno circa 1992

Physical Description: 20 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 43

New Year, Richmond 1984

Physical Description: 9 photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 44

New Year festival, Stockton 1983

Physical Description: 24 photographic prints.
 

Lao (Laotian) Americans

Box 1, Folder 45-46

Activities 1995 and undated

Physical Description: 31 photographic prints in 2 folders.
Box 1, Folder 47

Baci ceremony 1978-1982 and undated

Physical Description: 3 photographic prints.
Box 2, Folder 1, Box 1, Folder 48

Birthday parties 1980

Physical Description: 12 photographic prints. 2 folders.
Box 2, Folder 2-5

Buddhist ceremonies

Box 2, Folder 2

Ceres/Modesto 1988

Physical Description: 32 photographic prints.
Box 2, Folder 3-4

San Francisco 1981 and undated

Physical Description: 12 photographic prints. 2 folders.
Box 2, Folder 5

Oakland 1988

Physical Description: 18 photographic prints.
Box 2, Folder 6

Buddhist festivals 1982

Physical Description: 10 photographic prints.
Box 2, Folder 7

Carnival 1978

Physical Description: 4 photographic prints.
Box 2, Folder 8

Communities, Tennessee and Georgia undated

Physical Description: 18 photographic prints.
Box 2, Folder 9

Farmer, Livermore, CA 1986

Physical Description: 10 photographic prints.
Box 2, Folder 10

Festivals, Stockton and Fresno 1992

Physical Description: 17 photographic prints.
Box 2, Folder 11

Food fair 1996

Physical Description: 7 photographic prints.
Box 2, Folder 12

Funeral, Oakland 1990

Physical Description: 7 photographic prints.
Box 2, Folder 13

Khampang's wife's funeral, Oakland 1981

Physical Description: 11 photographic prints.
Box 2, Folder 14-15

Los Angeles miscellaneous 1987 and undated

Physical Description: 22 photographic prints. 2 folders.
Box 2, Folder 16-19

Miscellaneous 1982-1988 and undated

Physical Description: 325 photographic prints. 4 folders.
Box 2, Folder 20

Musical instrument - Khene 1981 and undated

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints.
Box 2, Folder 21-37

New Year parties 1978-2000

Physical Description: 203 photographic prints. 17 folders.
Box 2, Folder 38

Nongkhai, Thailand - refugee camp and Lao village 1984

Physical Description: 14 color slides.
Box 3, Folder 1-3, Box 2, Folder 39-47

Parties 1978-2001

Physical Description: 274 photographic prints. 12 folders.
Box 3, Folder 4

Picnic, Stockton 1978

Physical Description: 14 photographic prints.
Box 3, Folder 5

Refugee camp, Thailand 1979

Physical Description: 28 color slides.
Box 3, Folder 6

Religious ceremonies undated

Physical Description: 8 photographic prints.
Box 3, Folder 7

Soccer 1978-1982

Physical Description: 44 photographic prints.
Box 3, Folder 8

Temple festival 1981

Physical Description: 14 photographic prints.
Box 3, Folder 9

Traditional singers 1992

Physical Description: 4 photographic prints.
Box 3, Folder 10-16

Weddings 1980-1996 and undated

Physical Description: 7 folders.
Box 3, Folder 17

Las Vegas, Suunto temple 1976

Physical Description: 1 color slide.
Box 3, Folder 18

Lechon Festival, San Francisco 1978

Physical Description: 16 photographic prints.
Box 3, Folder 19

Locke, CA, Chinese school 1977

Physical Description: 5 color slides.
Box 3, Folder 20

Los Angeles 1974-1976

Physical Description: 18 color slides.

Scope and Content Note

Slides include pictures of Asian Americans and a tour of the Thai community in Los Angeles.
Box 4, Folder 1-8, Box 3, Folder 21-30

Miscellaneous people and events 1974-1996 and undated

Physical Description: 294 photographic prints and 25 color slides in 18 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Prints and slides depict Asian Americans in their homes, religious ceremonies, and at social gatherings.
Box 4, Folder 9

Nikune musicians 1981

Physical Description: 3 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 10

Onsy-Buddhist ceremony, Oakland circa 1985

Physical Description: 34 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 11

Penang (Malaysia) 1975

Physical Description: 10 color slides.
Box 4, Folder 12

Portland and Seattle trip 1981

Physical Description: 3 photographic prints.

Scope and Content Note

Prints are of Asian Americans who participated in the trip.
Box 4, Folder 13

Refugee families 1981

Physical Description: 4 photographic prints, 4 color slides.
Box 4, Folder 14

San Francisco scenes 1975-1977

Physical Description: 3 color slides.

Scope and Content Note

Slides depict parade with Asian American floats and an embroidery of Ankhor Wat in Oakland.
Box 4, Folder 15

Seattle scenes 1976

Physical Description: 29 color slides.

Scope and Content Note

Slides include scenes from activities done by the PPFWC group and the ISUDA group, a Chinese school district, and a Japanese bell.
 

Southeast Asian

Box 4, Folder 16

Artifacts 1980-1981

Physical Description: 25 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 17

Community, San Francisco undated

Physical Description: 65 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 18

Handicrafts, San Rafael 1982

Physical Description: 22 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 19

Miscellaneous (Lao, Vietnamese, Hmong) 1979-1983 and undated

Physical Description: 29 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 20

Refugee Thanksgiving party 1981

Physical Description: 17 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 21

Refugees, Hamilton Air Force Base 1980-1983

Physical Description: 82 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 22

Traditional dance 1988

Physical Description: 8 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 23

Training project Christmas party 1978

Physical Description: 8 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 24

Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia 1976

Physical Description: 10 color slides.

Scope and Content Note

Slides include a Japanese exhibit and tea garden and a Chinese school.
 

Vietnamese Americans

Box 4, Folder 25

Activities 1979

Physical Description: 13 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 26

Anti-Communist protest, San Francisco 1981

Physical Description: 5 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 27

Ceremony at sea 1979

Physical Description: 8 photographic prints.
Box 4, Folder 28

Miscellaneous, Oakland and San Francisco 1975-1977

Physical Description: 42 color slides.

Scope and Content Note

Slides depict activities that occurred during the Christmas season, including fashion shows, Tet festivals, parties, and musical performances.
Box 4, Folder 29

New Year 1977

Physical Description: 18 color slides.
Box 4, Folder 30

Refugees International Student Center, San Francisco 1975

Box 4, Folder 31-34

Tet festivals, San Francisco 1988-1995

Physical Description: 46 photographic prints. 4 folders.
Box 4, Folder 35

Tet party, Hamilton AFB 1982

Physical Description: 15 photographic prints.
 

Other Asian American Communities in California

 

Chinese Americans

Box 4, Folder 36-41

Protests, San Francisco 1989-1996 and undated

Physical Description: 67 photographic prints. 6 folders
Box 4, Folder 42-44, Box 5, Folder 1-3

Chinatown, San Francisco 1976-1996

Physical Description: 46 photographic prints, 23 color slides. 6 folders.
 

Filipino Americans

Box 5, Folder 4

Activities and martial arts demo, Honolulu 1976

Physical Description: 17 color slides.
Box 5, Folder 5

Philippine Cultural Center Festival 1977

Physical Description: 21 color slides.
Box 5, Folder 6-8

Philippine National Day 1978-1981

Physical Description: 95 color slides. 3 folders.
Box 5, Folder 9-12

Philippine People's Far West Convention 1976-1981

Physical Description: 10 photographic prints, 130 color slides. 4 folders.
 

Japanese Americans

Box 5, Folder 13-15

Festivals and parades, San Francisco 1975-1975

Physical Description: 52 color slides. 3 folders.
Box 5, Folder 16-17

Nihonmachi street fair - San Francisco 1981-1986

Physical Description: 44 photographic prints. 2 folders.
 

Thai Americans

Box 5, Folder 18

Buddhist temple, Berkeley 1996

Physical Description: 4 photographic prints.
Box 5, Folder 19

Buddhist temple, North Hollywood 1985

Physical Description: 21 photographic prints.
Box 5, Folder 20-22

Festivals 1981-1995

Physical Description: 107 photographic prints. 3 folders.
Box 5, Folder 23

King's birthday ball, San Francisco 1975

Physical Description: 23 color slides.
Box 5, Folder 24

New Year party undated

Physical Description: 23 photographic prints.
Box 5, Folder 25

Parties, San Francisco 1976

Box 5, Folder 26

Sports day, San Francisco 1992

Physical Description: 9 photographic prints.
Box 5, Folder 27

Wedding, Berkeley 1990

Physical Description: 3 photographic prints.
Box 5, Folder 28-30

Thailand 1977-1980 and undated

Physical Description: 19 photographic prints. 3 folders.
Box 5, Folder 31

Tiananmen Square anniversary, San Francisco 1991

Physical Description: 8 photographic prints.
Box 5, Folder 32

Tibetan demonstration, San Francisco 1996

Physical Description: 12 photographic prints.
Box 5, Folder 33

Tibetan festivals, San Francisco 1995

Physical Description: 28 photographic prints.
 

Printed ephemera Series 2. 1976-2002

Physical Description: 2.0 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains printed materials including programs, posters and flyers, publications, pamphlets, reports, and brochures, and one computer disc. Many of the printed items relate to cultural events, social services, education, and refugees, and include bus schedules printed in Southeast Asian languages.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by ethnic group, or subject, and is secondarily arranged by topic.
Box 5, Folder 34

Bonner, Mitchell. A Visit To The Laotian Refugee Camp At Nong Khai Thailand, manuscript undated

 

Cambodians

Box 5, Folder 35

Education pamphlets, booklets, and handouts 1981 and undated

 

Newsletters

Box 5, Folder 36

Khmer News circa 1980

Physical Description: 5 issues.
Box 6, Folder 1

Miscellaneous 1980-1991

Physical Description: 4 issues.
Box 6, Folder 2

Reasmey Angkor News 1994-1995

Physical Description: 5 issues.
Box 6, Folder 3

Social services pamphlets, booklets, flyers, and handouts 1981-1991 and undated

Box 6, Folder 4

East-West Center (Honolulu), newsletters, brochure 1996-2001

Box 6, Folder 5-6

Hmong, publications 1980-1997

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 6, Folder 7

Intergovernmental Committee For Migration - correspondence, fliers, press release, cards 1981-1982

Box 6, Folder 8

Iu Mien, booklets, fliers, pamphlets 1981-2001

Box 6, Folder 9

Khmu, handouts, fliers, booklets 1982-1996

 

Laotians

Box 6, Folder 10

Amnesty International materials and reports 1978-1985

Box 6, Folder 11

Miscellaneous fliers, pamphlets, booklets, newsletters 1984-2002

Box 6, Folder 12

Postcards undated

Box 6, Folder 13

Refugee newsletters, pamphlets, reports 1977-1997

Box 7, Folder 1

Social Services pamphlets, fliers, reports 1977-1997

Box 7, Folder 2

Miscellaneous fliers, booklets, pamphlets, and correspondence on Southeast Asian festivals, visitor centers, organizations, protests, union activities, and restaurant activities 1978-2001 and undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Religious materials including Supreme Master Ching Hai booklets and pamphlets; Watchtower pamphlet; and church fliers, 1996-2000

 

Southeast Asians

Box 7, Folder 4

Ephemera, comprising computer disc, stickers, calender, handouts, booklets, and tickets 2001 and undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Literature, bookseller catalogs, fliers, and book review 1998-2000

Box 7, Folder 6

Newsletter, Southeast Asian Refugee Studies 1982-1991

Box 7, Folder 7

Refugee Forums meeting minutes, correspondence, and other material 1982-1985

 

Refugees

Box 8, Folder 1-4

General - pamphlets, fliers, reports, handouts 1981-2000 and undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 8, Folder 5

Culture reports 1980-1981

Box 9, Folder 1

Neighborhood studies 1983

Box 9, Folder 2

Orientation program correspondence, booklets, and pamphlets 1980-1982

Box 9, Folder 3-6

Resettlement reports 1976-1985

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 10, Folder 1-3

Social Services pamphlets and fliers 1995-2002 and undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 10, Folder 4

Thailand refugee camps report undated

Box 10, Folder 5

U.C. Berkeley Center for Southeast Asia Studies newsletters, fliers 1991-2000

Box 10, Folder 6

Vietnamese publications 1988-1998

 

Other Asian American Communities in California

Box 10, Folder 7

Chinese - pamphlets, booklets, fliers 1981-2002

Box 10, Folder 8

Filipinos, International Hotel (Manilatown) fliers, handouts, posters, and other material 1997-2001

Box 10, Folder 9

Thai flier 2000

 

Unprocessed addition 2002-2006 Accession 2002.035 1980-2006 (Bulk, 2001-2002)

Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet

Access

This addition to the collection has not been processed but is open for research.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This addition to the collection includes printed ephemera such as fliers and announcements, newspaper clippings, reports, copies of Asianweek and SF Weekly, and photographs documenting Southeast Asian communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 

Unprocessed addition 2012 Accession 2012.039 2006-2012

Physical Description: 0.3 Linear feet

Access

This addition to the collection has not been processed but is open for research.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This addition to the collection contains printed ephemera regarding Southeast Asian communities in the San Francisco, California area. The ephemera includes programs, posters and flyers from cultural, religious, and popular culture events, refugee publications, pamphlets and brochures from refugee assistance agencies, and other materials related to social services, education, and refugees. The accession also includes material documenting other Asian American communities in San Francisco.
 

Unprocessed addition 2014 Accession 2014.008 1974, 1979, 2003-2014 (Bulk, 2011-2013)

Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet

Access

This addition to the collection has not been processed but is open for research.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This addition to the collection includes printed ephemera documenting events of Southeast Asian communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Material includes brochures, fliers, pamphlets, clippings, and other ephemera primarily from Burmese, Lao, and Vietnamese cultural heritage organizations. Other ephemera from political and academic events and initiatives are also included. The accession also contains photographs from the 1970s documenting a Vietnamese Cultural Festival in San Jose and Indochinese protests and rallies in San Francisco.