This collection consists of newspapers,
propaganda videos and publications, and printed by-laws produced by the Government of Free
Vietnam (GFVN), an Orange County-based group whose purpose is to dismantle the communist
government of Vietnam and replace it with a democratic government. Propaganda publications
and printed by-laws produced by the United Parties for Vietnam Freedom--an unrelated, but
similar group to the GFVN-- are also included in this collection. Most materials are in the
Vietnamese language, though there are a few items in English.
The Government of Free Vietnam (GFVN), which is headquartered in Garden Grove, California,
was founded in 1995 by Nguyen Huu Chanh, a Vietnamese émigré and former civil engineer. The
GFVN's mission is to dismantle the communist government of Vietnam and replace it with a
democratic government, as well as to fulfill the mandate of the Paris Peace Accord of 1973.
The GFVN is representative of organizations, composed of former South Vietnam military and
government officials, that have arisen in Vietnamese American communities and see to
establish resistance movements both in the United States and in Vietnam.
0.4 Linear Feet
(1 box and 1 oversize folder)
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.