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Vietnamese Student Union records, 1982-2014
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use and Reproduction
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) records
    Record Series: 817
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.4 linear feet (4 boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1996-2014
    Date (inclusive): 1982-2014
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance through our electronic paging system using the "Request items" button.

    Conditions Governing Access

    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.
    COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials, please notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
    Portions of this collection are restricted by the request of the donor organization.

    Conditions Governing Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    UCLA Vietnamese Student Union; gift 2016.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 8168625 

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vietnamese Student Union Records (University Archives Record Series 817). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography/History

    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.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of materials related to the administration, projects, events, and initiatives of the UCLA Vietnamese Student Union. Included are constitutions and by-laws, leadership materials, agendas and budgets, newsletters and yearbooks, photographs, programs, project management documentation, pamphlets and ephemera. Organization events documented are: Vietnamese Culture Night, Cafe Am, and the Black April Commemoration. Initiatives documented include: the Higher Opportunity Program for Education, the South East Asian Campus Learning Education and Retention project, South East Asian Admitted Students Weekend, and the South East Asian Transfer Enrichment Day.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into six series that combine administrative materials with the four pillars of the organization:
    • Series 1. Administrative
    • Series 2. Public Relations
    • Series 3. Cultural
    • Series 4. Educational
    • Series 5. Political
    • Series 6. Community