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Freeman (James) collection on Southeast Asian refugees
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Topical files Series 1. 1978-2003

Physical Description: 1.4 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of items regarding Southeast Asian refugee issues. Materials include reports from refugee camps, organizational reports and correspondence, and publications of individuals.

Arrangement note

The series is arranged topically.

Aid to Refugee Children Without Parents, correspondence and organizational materials 1982-1999

General Physical Description note: 2 folders.
box 1, folder 3

Cards and invitations 1997

box 1, folder 4

Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees publications 1991-1994

box 1, folder 5

Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CSDPT), Handbook, Refugee Services in Thailand 1982

box 1, folder 6

Congressional Research Service (CRS) brief, "Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy" 1993

box 1, folder 7

Dong Rek articles, sources for articles, correspondence and notes 1988-1994

box 1, folder 8-9

Freeman, James, and Nguyen, Huu Dinh, publications 1985-1998

General Physical Description note: 2 folders.
box 1, folder 10

Friends of Hue Foundation, newsletters and organizational materials 2000-2003

box 1, folder 11

Hong Kong refugee camps, correspondence and reports 1989-1996

box 1, folder 12

Indonesia refugee camps, reports and correspondence 1991-1993

box 1, folder 13

International Conference on Indo-Chinese Refugees materials 1991-1997

box 1, folder 14

International Forum on the Comprehensive Plan of Action (CPA), program materials 1989-1992

box 1, folder 15

International Social Service Hong Kong Branch, reports and newsletters 1992-1997

box 1, folder 16

Laos and Thailand refugee camps, reports 1989-1999

box 1, folder 17

Malaysia refugee camps, correspondence and reports 1991-1999

box 1, folder 18-20

Newspaper clippings 1982-2000

General Physical Description note: 3 folders.
box 1, folder 21

Hieu, Nguyen, correspondence 1982-1984

box 1, folder 22

Non-governmental organizations (NGO), correspondence and organizational materials 1991-1999

box 1, folder 23

Nordic Assistance to Repatriated Vietnamese (NARV), correspondence and organizational materials 1991-1994

box 1, folder 24-25

Palawan, Philippines, refugee camps, correspondence and reports 1991-1999

General Physical Description note: 2 folders.
box 1, folder 26-27

Refugee Concern Hong Kong, correspondence and reports 1991-1996

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

Strauch, Judith, "The Chinese Exodus from Vietnam: Implications for the Southeast Asian Chinese" 1980


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

box 2, folder 2

Convention on the Rights of the Child materials 1989-1993

box 2, folder 3-4

Reports and program materials 1985-1995

General Physical Description note: 2 folders.
box 2, folder 5

United States State Department materials 1991

box 2, folder 6

Vietnamese refugees, reports and publications 1978-2000

box 2, folder 7

Vietnamese refugees living in Japan, reports 1990

box 2, folder 8

Vietnamese refugees living in the United States, reports 1978-1993

box 2, folder 9

Zulfacar, Diane, "Surviving Without Parents: Indo-Chinese Refugee Minors in New South Wales (NSW)" 1984


Interview notes and audio cassette recordings Series 2. 1983-1999

Physical Description: 1.6 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: Four letter size document boxes (Boxes 3-6)

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of handwritten interview notes and interview transcripts from interviews James Freeman conducted with Vietnamese refugees for his book, Hearts of sorrow : Vietnamese-American lives. Audio cassette tapes are also included that contain the interviews.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this entire series, which contains information concerning the personal situation of Vietnamese refugees in the refugee camps, is restricted until 2039-01-01.









Slides of refugee camps and detention centers Series 3 circa 1990s

Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet(1 letter document box)

Scope and Contents

This addition to the collection contains slide images of Vietnamese refugees and children at refugee camps in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand as well as images from detention centers in Hong Kong. Also included are 2 USB sticks of digitzed slides, 1 article copy of "Terror At Dong Rek" by James M. Freeman and Nguyen Dinh Huu and 1 January 2005 publication of Nha magazine.


This addition to the collection has been processed and is open for research.
box 7, Folder 1-2

Digitized slides on USB sticks 1991-92

box 7, Folder 3

"Terror at Dong Rek" article copy 1995

box 7, Folder 4

Nha Magazine 2005

box 7, Folder 5

Teaching slides circa 1990s

Physical Description: Contains 80 Kodachrome 35mm slides.
box 7, Folder 6-9

Slides of refugee camps / detention centers circa 1990s

Physical Description: 4 folders containing 768 Kodachrome 35mm slides and 1 8x10 color photographic print.