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Vietnamese Student Association records (University of California, Irvine)
AS.135  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: Vietnamese Student Association records (University of California, Irvine)
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. Vietnamese Student Association
    Identifier/Call Number: AS.135
    Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet (2 document boxes) and 0.25 unprocessed linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1979-2019
    Abstract: This collection comprises the records and publications of the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) from 1979 to 2019. Some materials document activities that were co-sponsored with other Vietnamese American associations.
    Language of Material: Vietnamese , English .

    Access

    Processed components of the collection are open for research. Unprocessed additions may contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Irvine, Vietnamese Student Association records. AS-135. 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

    Acquired between 1979-2005. Accession 2019-031 contains material separated from the Cross Cultural Center records and accessions 2016-032 and 2018-040. Accession 2019-037 was donated by Ryan Tran. Accession 2020-015 contains material accumulated by Special Collections and Archives staff from unknown sources.

    Processing History

    Processed by Cyndi Shein, 2008, and Joanna Lamb, 2009. Translation provided by Anh Trung Dao.

    Historical Background

    Since 1979, the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) at the University of California, Irvine has striven to educate both the student body at UCI and the local community about the Vietnamese American culture. VSA continually provides students with the opportunity to learn and to participate in community efforts. In addition to its dedication to the UCI community, VSA also works with the Vietnamese community at large. VSA at UCI has a long and rich tradition within the UCI campus, as well as the community, as they are one of the oldest VSAs in the area. VSA prides itself in its involvement in an array of community-based programs such as a mentorship program with local high schools, participation in the annual Lunar New Years Festival, and numerous activities with other Vietnamese organizations throughout Southern California.
    VSA strives to preserve and promote the Vietnamese culture at UCI through creative and entertaining weekly meetings, as well as by offering a wide range of social and cultural activities geared towards varying member talents and interests. VSA members can partake in various activities such as intramural sports, modern dance, traditional dance, lion dance, choir, acting, and much more. Major events hosted annually include the annual Rose Pageant and Vietnamese Culture Night, open to all students and surrounding communities.
    Vietnamese Student Association at the University of California, Irvine. "Mission Statement." http://www.vsauci.org/ (accessed August 1, 2019).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises the records and publications of the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) from 1979 to 2019. Some materials document activities that were co-sponsored with other Vietnamese American associations. Included are correspondence, photographs, publications, event programs, ephemera, journals and newsletters, and audio and video recordings.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series:
    1. Administration, 1990-2002
    2. Publications, 1979-2005
    3. Audiovisual materials, 2004-2008
    The collection also contains three unprocessed additions:
    1. Accession 2019-031. Brochures, flyers, and funding requests, 1993-2013. 0.1 linear feet
    2. Accession 2020-015. Fliers, 2013. 0.1 linear feet
    3. Accession 2019-037. Booklet, 2019. 0.1 linear feet

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Programs -- California -- Irvine -- 21st century.
    Programs -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Sound recordings -- California -- Orange County -- 21st century.
    College students -- California -- Irvine -- Societies, etc.
    Vietnamese students -- California -- Irvine -- Archives
    Asian American college students -- California -- Irvine -- History -- Sources.
    Photographic prints -- California -- Orange County -- 21st century.
    Photographic prints -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
    Video recordings -- California -- Orange County -- 21st century.
    Vietnamese Americans -- Archives
    University of California, Irvine. Vietnamese Student Association