Guide to the Paokong Chang Papers MS.SEA.051

Finding aid prepared by Claire Cella
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
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Title: Paokong Chang papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.SEA.051
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1950-1995
Date (bulk): 1980-1989
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English, Thai, Vietnamese, and Laotian.
Abstract: 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.
Creator: Chang, Paokong

Access

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Preferred Citation

Paokong Chang papers. MS-SEA051. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
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Collection Scope and Content Summary

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hmong (Asian people) -- California -- Archives
Hmong (Asian people) -- Social life and customs.
Hmong Americans -- Archives
Refugees -- United States -- Archives.
Refugees -- United States -- Periodicals.
Southeast Asian Americans -- California -- Archives
Southeast Asian Americans -- Cultural assimilation -- Archives.
Southeast Asians -- United States -- Archives.