Vietnamese Student Union records, 1982-2014

Finding aid prepared by Heather Briston, January 2017; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
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Online finding aid updated 14 June 2017.


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

Container List

 

Administrative. 1984-2012.

Conditions Governing Access

Portions of this series are restricted by the request of the donor organization.
Box 1, Folders 1-2

Constitutions of the UCLA Vietnamese Student Union. 1993-1997.

Box 1, Folders 3-4

Vietnamese Student Union and Asian Pacific Islander Histories. circa 1984-2005.

Box 1, Folder 5

Student Leadership Training Booklet. undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Intern/Staff Orientation. 2000.

Box 1, Folders 7-9

ICC Representative-Phase 5: Organizing and Developmental Tools and Required Readings-History and Developmental Readings. 2008-2009.

Box 1, Folder 10

Agendas. 1996, 2010.

Box 1, Folders 11-15

Budgets; Proposal; Student Organizations Operational Fund and ASUCLA Cultural Affairs Commission Budget. circa 1997-2006.

Box 1, Folder 16

Asian Pacific Coalition. circa 1997-2001.

Box 1, Folder 17

Vietnamese-American Leadership Conference. 1998, 2002.

Box 1, Folder 18

Summer Retreat. 1999, 2012.

Box 4, Folder 1

Leadership List. 2000.

Conditions on Access - RESTRICTED

The contents of this file are restricted.
 

Public Relations. 1982-2014.

Box 1, Folder 19

Introductory Pamphlet. 1999-2002, 2005-2006, 2010-2011.

Box 1, Folder 20

Membership Outreach. 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014.

Box 1, Folder 21

Newsletter - Vietnamese Student Association (Lien Lac). 1988-1989.

Box 1, Folder 22

Newsletter - Vietnamese Student Union (Vurng Tien). 1998-2002.

Box 1, Folders 23-24

Yearbook - Vung Tien. 1998-2001.

Box 1, Folders 25-26

Yearbook - The Phoenix Saga. 2000-2001, 2003-2004.

Box 2, Folder 1

Yearbook - Ngu'o'i - Special VSU Edition. 2008.

Box 2, Folder 2

Yearbook - The VSU Yearbook. 2010-2011.

Box 2, Folder 3

Yearbook - "Give and Take.". 2012-2013.

Box 2, Folder 4

Yearbook - "Rise Up.". 2013-2014.

Box 2, Folder 5

UCLA People of Color Tour. circa 2001.

Box 2, Folders 6-7

Photograph Albums. 1982-1994.

 

Cultural. 1997-2014.

Conditions Governing Access

Portions of this series are restricted by the request of the donor organization.
Box 2, Folder 8

VSU 30th Year Celebration Program. 2007.

Box 2, Folders 9-13

Vietnamese Cultural Night - Proposal, Fliers, Press Releases and Programs. circa 1998-2014.

Box 4, Folder 3

Vietnamese Cultural Night - Scripts. undated, 2000-2001, 2009.

Conditions on Access - RESTRICTED

The contents of this file is restricted.
Box 2, Folder 14

Union of Vietnamese Students Associations of Southern California -Tet Festival Programs. 1997, 2002.

Box 2, Folders 15-17

VSU Tet Festival - Budget Proposal, Handbook, and Programs. 1998-1999, 2001-2002, 2004, 2007.

Box 2, Folder 18

Cafe Am. 2000, 2007.

Box 2, Folder 19

VSU at UCLA Presents: Black April Commemoration. 2000-2001, 2006-2007, 2010, 2012-2014.

 

Educational. 1999-2014.

Conditions Governing Access

Portions of this series are restricted by the request of the donor organization.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

SERIES CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing.
Box 3, Folder 1

South East Asian Admit Weekend. circa 2009-2010, 2012.

Box 3, Folder 2

South East Asian Admit Weekend - Electronic Records. circa 2009.

Conditions on Access

Two compact disks, one DVD-R. Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials, please notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4, Folder 4

South East Asian Admit Weekend - Participant List. undated.

Conditions on Access - RESTRICTED

The contents of this file are restricted.
Box 3, Folder 3

South East Asian Transfer Enrichment Day. 2012.

Box 3, Folder 4

South East Asian Campus Learning, Education and Retention (SEA CLEAR). circa 1999.

Box 3, Folder 5

Vietnamese Graduation. 2006, 2008, 2013-2014.

Box 3, Folder 6

High School Conference. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013.

Box 3, Folder 7

Higher Opportunity Program for Education (HOPE). 2009-2010.

Box 3, Folders 8-9

Campus Retention Committee. 2000s.

Box 3, Folders 10-11

UC Undergraduate Experience Survey 2004 - Vietnamese Students at UCLA Results. 2004.

 

Political. 2000-2014.

Language of Material: English

Conditions Governing Access

Portions of this series are restricted by the request of the donor organization.
Box 3, Folder 12

Political Activism. undated.

Box 3, Folder 13

Elections. 2000, 2002, 2014.

Box 4, Folder 2

Elections - Volunteer List. 2008.

Conditions on Access - RESTRICTED

The contents of this file are restricted.
 

Community. 1992-2002.

Box 3, Folders 14-16

Vietnamese Reaching Out to Aid the Community (VRAC) - Pamphlet, Project Proposals and Budgets. 1992, 1996-1998, 2002.

Language of Material: English
Box 3, Folder 17

Vietnamese Community Health Development Project. 1997.