This collection is comprised of records
collected by University of California, Irvine student Paokong Chang documenting the
Southeast Asian refugee experience in America, with a special focus on the Hmong population.
The bulk of the collection contains photocopies of original newspaper and magazine articles
written in the 1980s. There are also reports, statements, pamphlets, and brochures written
by various Hmong activist and human rights groups documenting their activities and refugee
life, particularly in California. The materials include detailed contextual material that
makes this data useful for research on early Hmong refugee and immigrant life in America,
human rights issues, and more broadly in Asian American diaspora studies.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the
creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please
contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.