This collection is comprised of
materials collected by James A. Schill, a retired Foreign Service Officer with the U.S.
Department of State and USAID. The materials include a Vietnamese boat person refugee's
pocket diary from 1979, numerous color photographs of Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees at
refugee camps in Malaysia and Thailand between 1975 to mid 1980s, as well as photographs of
refugee resettlement in Camp Pendleton in 1975.
James A. Schill is a retired Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and
USAID. His assignments included work in Vietnam in 1968-72 and Laos in 1973-75. He served as
the acting Deputy Director for Indochinese resettlement out of Camp Pendleton, California
from June-October 1975. He was also the Refugee Coordinator in Singapore, Malaysia, and
Indonesia directing the resettlement of tens of thousands of Indochinese refugees to the
United States between 1978-84.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are generally retained
by the creators of the records and their heirs.
The collection is open for research.