Guide to the James Ridgeway Files on Southeast Asian Refugees MS.SEA.007

Processed by Julia Stringfellow; machine-readable finding aid created by Audrey Pearson
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
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The UCI Libraries
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University of California, Irvine
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Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Title: James Ridgeway files on Southeast Asian refugees
Creator: Ridgeway, James
Identifier/Call Number: MS.SEA.007
Physical Description: 3.8 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1959-1996
Abstract: 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.
Language of Material: English .

Access

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 level.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

James Ridgeway files on Southeast Asian refugees. MS-SEA007. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of James Ridgeway, 2001.

Processing History

Processed by Julia Stringfellow, 2005. Processing was supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant.

Historical Background

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 Corporation.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

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.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Southeast Asians -- California -- Archives.
Evacuation of civilians -- Southeast Asia -- History -- Sources.
Southeast Asians -- Texas -- Archives.
Reports -- 20th century.
Letters -- 20th century.
Photographic prints -- 20th century.
Refugees -- California -- Archives
Refugees -- Services for -- Texas -- Archives.
Refugees -- Southeast Asia -- Archives.
Refugees -- Texas -- Archives.
Online Archive of California

box 1, folder 1

Asian-American Alliance, information packet 1984

box 1, folder 2

Asian American festival program 1981

box 1, folder 3

Asia Society, newsletter 1985

box 1, folder 4

Association of Former Members of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), correspondence and program materials 1981-1984

box 1, folder 5

Association of Vietnamese of Houston, Texas, annual Tet publication 1986

box 1, folder 6

Cambodian refugees, correspondence and refugee assistance materials 1977-1980

box 1, folder 7

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, correspondence and legislation information 1984

box 1, folder 8

Government publications on refugee assistance 1975

box 1, folder 9-10

Harris County Refugee Council, correspondence, meeting agendas, and program materials 1975-1986

General Physical Description note: 2 folders.
box 1, folder 11

Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) Department, correspondence, organizational information, and directory 1975-1976

box 1, folder 12

Houston community college system, English as a Second Language (ESL) program for Vietnamese informational booklet and program 1976

box 1, folder 13

Houston job training partnership council, annual report 1985

box 1, folder 14

Houston police department, program materials, reports, and photographs 1987

box 1, folder 15

Indochinese culture center, program materials 1987

box 1, folder 16

Indochinese Mutual Program Action Center for Training (IMPACT), correspondence and publications 1985

box 3, box 4, box 5, folder 1-3

List of refugee evacuees who arrived at Camp Pendleton, California 1975

General Physical Description note: 10 folders.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access is restricted until 2025-01-01.
box 1, folder 17

List of refugees who left Vietnam after May 5, 1975 1975-1976

Scope and Contents note

The list was created for refugees hoping to find their families who had gone to the United States or Canada.
box 1, folder 18

National Association for Vietnamese American Education (NAVAE), conference materials and correspondence 1981-1982

box 1, folder 19

Newsletter materials and mailing lists 1973-1974

box 1, folder 20-21

Newspaper clippings 1974-1994

General Physical Description note: 2 folders.
box 1, folder 22

Ngay Nay Newspaper, correspondence 1987-1988

box 1, folder 23

Personal Evangelism teaching materials 1959-1966

box 1, folder 24

Project AID (American and Indochina Development Corporation), progress report and meeting minutes 1975-1976

box 1, folder 25

Refugee assistance programs, reports and proposal request 1975-1986

box 1, folder 26

Refugee crisis intervention and mental health workshop, reports and correspondence 1976-1985

box 1, folder 27

Refugee medically needy program, program materials 1985

box 1, folder 28

Refugee resettlement information, refugee assistance materials, correspondence and photographs 1975-1986

box 1, folder 29

Refugees in Thailand information, reports 1975-1977

box 1, folder 30

Refugees publication that provides information on refugee assistance worldwide 1976

box 1, folder 31

Resignation letters, correspondence and reports 1980-1981

box 1, folder 32

Resource directory of community youth services for Harris County 1986

box 1, folder 33

Sixteen to Twenty-five Program, project materials 1980

box 1, folder 34

Sponsorship of Vietnamese refugees, program materials 1975

box 1, folder 35

Tet festival program 1980

box 1, folder 36

Texas Asian Republican caucus and Asian American Voters Coalition, correspondence and program materials 1984-1986

box 1, folder 37

Texas training and employment center, personnel handbook and newsletter 1986-1987

box 1, folder 38

Vietnamese American Association of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, program materials 1983

box 1, folder 39

Vietnamese American Association of Wisconsin, newsletters, correspondence, and program materials 1971-1976

box 2, folder 1

Vietnamese business directories for Texas 1986-1991

box 2, folder 2

Vietnamese refugees education guides, correspondence and guides 1975

box 2, folder 3

Vietnamese Student Association of Struggle for Human Rights in Vietnam, informational booklet 1980

box 2, folder 4

Vietnam Refugees' Relief Foundation International, correspondence 1975

box 2, folder 5

Vietnam Tai Texas, mailing lists 1985

box 2, folder 6

Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Indochina Refugee Services, reports, correspondence, and program materials 1979-1980