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Vietnamese Student Union records, 1982-2014
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Description
The UCLA Vietnamese Student Union was established in 1977 as the Vietnamese Student Association with an emphasis on preservation of Vietnamese culture and heritage. In 1978 the Refugee Aid Project, later the separate organization, Vietnamese Refugee Aid Committee was established. These two groups were united in 1996 to form the Vietnamese Student Union. The collection includes materials from all aspects of organization including the four pillars of the organization: cultural, educational, political and community. Materials include documents, photographs, pamphlets, born digital records, programs, and ephemera.
Background
The UCLA Vietnamese Student Union was established in 1977 as the Vietnamese Student Association with an emphasis on preservation of Vietnamese culture and heritage. In 1978 the Refugee Aid Project, later the separate organization, Vietnamese Refugee Aid Committee was established. These two groups were united in 1996 to form the Vietnamese Student Union. The organization sponsors a variety of events and initiatives to provide networks to promote educational, cultural and political awareness, as well as social support among UCLA Vietnamese students including Vietnamese Culture Night, Cafe Am, the Black April Commemoration the Higher Opportunity Program for Education (HOPE), the South East Asian Campus Learning Education and Retention project, South East Asian Admitted Students Weekend, and the South East Asian Transfer Enrichment Day.
Extent
1.4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA Library Special Collections University Archivist. Credit shall be given as follows: ©The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance through our electronic paging system using the "Request items" button.