This collection comprises records
produced by the Southeast Asian Genetics Program (SEAGEP), including correspondence and
manuscripts, grant applications, research data regarding birth defects and genetic blood
disorders, literature on Southeast Asian and Cham communities, SEAGEP publications, and
video productions by SEAGEP and other health organizations. SEAGEP publications and video
productions include multilingual versions. Literature concerning the Cham (a Muslim ethnic
group from Vietnam and Cambodia) relates to an article published by Dr. Kenneth Dumars and
Chantan S. Chea, "The Cham: A Population Isolate."
In 1984 the Southeast Asian Genetics Program (SEAGEP) was established to identify services
for Southeast Asian communities concerning birth defects and developmental disabilities, and
conduct community and cross-cultural education. It was a four-year program funded by the
Federal Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), a division of the Department of Health
and Human Services. SEAGEP existed longer than its original grant cycle due to the continued
support of MCH and other organizations. SEAGEP was directed by Kenneth W. Dumars and
coordinated and administered by faculty and staff from the Division of Development
Disabilities and Clinical Genetics, a University Affiliated Program at University of
2.6 Linear Feet
(3 boxes) and 1 digitized image
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.
Collection open for research.