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Lam (Tony) papers
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This collection is comprised of the personal and political papers of Tony Lam, a refugee from Southern Vietnam who influenced Orange County, California for several decades. The collection documents Lam’s life at Camp Asan refugee camp, his campaigns for Westminster City Council, and his influence on Orange County’s Vietnamese American community. Materials include pamphlets, stickers, and other campaign objects, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Tony Lam was the first Vietnamese American to be elected to public office in the United States. In addition to serving as a politician, Lam was a refugee from Vietnam and an activist who assisted Vietnamese refugees with their settlement in the United States and helped create an inclusive community for the Vietnamese American community in Orange County, California.
2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
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.
The collection is open for research.