This collection is comprised of
materials collected by James Ridgeway that document refugee social services and educational
organizations. The materials focus on organizations in Texas, the second most populous state
after California for Southeast Asian refugees. An extensive list of evacuees from Southeast
Asia is also included, which contains information on gender, age and occupation of refugees
who arrived in 1975 at Camp Pendleton, California, a United States processing center for
refugees. James Ridgeway served as a missionary and United Press International reporter in
Vietnam from 1966 to the fall of Vietnam in 1975.
James Ridgeway served as a missionary and United Press International reporter in Vietnam
from 1966 to the fall of Vietnam in 1975. Ridgeway is the president of the Silver Dragons
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Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by
the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish,
please contact the Southeast Asian Archive Librarian.
The collection is open for research. Access to lists of refugee evacuees who arrived at
Camp Pendleton, California, is restricted until 2025. Restrictions are noted at the first