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Rosenblatt (Lionel) collection on the Interagency Task Force for Indochina Refugees
MS.SEA.056  
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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: Lionel Rosenblatt collection on the Interagency Task Force for Indochina Refugees
    Creator: Rosenblatt, Lionel
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.SEA.056
    Physical Description: 6 Linear Feet (4 record cartons, 4 legal document boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1975-1990
    Abstract: A collection of correspondence, briefing books, photographs, media, documents and reports detailing the work of the Interagency Task Force for Indochina Refugees which oversaw the evacuation and resettlement of refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos between 1975 and 1983.
    Language of Material: English .

    Access

    The collection is only minimally processed, but is open for research. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access. Access to original audio visual material is restricted; users must request viewing copies. Box 1 folder 5 contains photos of victims of violence that are graphic and potentially disturbing.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the UC Regents do not hold the copyright. For information on use, copyright, and attribution, please visit: http://special.lib.uci.edu/using/publishing.html
    Lionel Rosenblatt retains copyright during his lifetime of all materials authored by him.

    Preferred Citation

    Lionel Rosenblatt collection on the Interagency Task Force for Indochina Refugees. MS.SEA.056. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Lionel Rosenblatt, 2016 and 2019.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection includes correspondence, briefing books, photographs, media, documents and reports detailing the work of the Interagency Task Force for Indochina Refugees which oversaw the evacuation and resettlement of refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos between 1975 and 1983. Among these materials are a briefing book used by IATF director Julia Taft and some of her correspondence. Also included are reports documenting Vietnamese refugee camps in Guam and the resettlement of Indochinese refugees in the United States. The collection also contains miscellaneous papers collected by Department of State diplomat Larry Clinton Thompson for the purpose of writing his book, Refugee Workers in the Indochina Exodus, 1975-1982. This collection also contains materials related to the Refugee Act of 1980, including a series of telegrams from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) headquarters to INS officers in the field to correct the high rejection rates of Cambodian refugee applicants in Thailand.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Interagency Task Force for Indochina Refugees