Indochinese cultures project

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Sonoma State University Library
Special Collections
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, California 94928
(707) 664-4152

Descriptive Summary

Title: Indochinese cultures project
Dates: 1958-1984
Collection Number: Consult repository
Extent: 18.0 Linear feet
Repository: Sonoma State University Library
Rohnert Park, California 94928
Abstract: The Library and the Extended Education Program at Sonoma State University were awarded a grant in 1983 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for an Indochinese Cultures Project focusing on the diverse peoples and cultures of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The original project organized five conferences in Northern California and a photograph collection.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

Preferred Citation

Indochinese cultures project. Sonoma State University Library

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection, composed of 101 color photographs, includes accompanying text and three examples of textiles. Photograph sizes range from 7 x 10" to 13 x 20". The photographs represent a composite of project work with the Hmong, Mien, Khmer, Khmu, Lao and Vietnamese people in Northern California. Additionally, 320 slides from the original photographs by Eric Crystal have been converted to digital images on CDROM and depict Indochinese immigrants in California. The slides are housed along with conference materials in the University Library’s Multimedia Center [CDROM 1225].

Indexing Terms

Indochinese Cultures Project
Indochinese -- California -- Photographs
Indochinese -- Clothing -- Photographs
Textile fabrics -- Indochinese
Indochinese -- California -- Agriculture -- Photographs
Hmong (Asian people)
Yao (Southeast Asian people)
Khmu' (Southeast Asian people)

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