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Schill (James A.) collection of photographs and a pocket diary of Southeast Asian refugees
MS.SEA.064  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: James A. Schill collection of photographs and a pocket diary of Southeast Asian refugees
    Creator: Schill, James A.
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.SEA.064
    Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet
    Date (bulk): 1975-1984
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English .

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are generally retained by the creators of the records and their heirs.
    Digital material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
    Note: James A. Schill retains the copyright during his lifetime of all materials authored by him. Other photographs are noted as taken by the US Marine Corps photographers or others with the Refugee Office of the US State Department.

    Preferred Citation

    James A. Schill collection of photographs and a pocket diary of Southeast Asian refugees, 1975-1984. MS-SEA064. 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

    Gift of James A. Schill, 2016.

    Processing History

    Processed by Julia Huynh, 2019.

    Historical Background

    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.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    These records document the conditions of refugee camps in Southeast Asia and resettlment in Camp Pendleton, California, collected by James A. Schill, a retired Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and USAID. The collection comprises mostly of 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. Also included is a Vietnamese boat person refugee's pocket diary with entries written in English, Vietnamese and French from 1979, detailing their journey to Pulau Bidong, Malyasia. Box 1 folder 7 contains photos depicting the aftermath of violence imposed on the community that are potentially disturbing.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 1 series. Series 1. Photographs of Southeast asian refugees, 1975-1984. 0.4 linear feet. Original order of photographs are maintained.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Refugee camps -- Southeast Asia -- Photographs.
    Refugees -- Southeast Asia -- Archives.
    Photographs
    Southeast Asians -- Archives.