Guide to the Radio Free Asia Vietnamese Broadcasts MS.SEA.005

Processed by Julia Stringfellow; machine-readable finding aid created by Audrey Pearson
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
(cc) 2007
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine 92623-9557
spcoll@uci.edu


Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Title: Radio Free Asia Vietnamese broadcasts
Identifier/Call Number: MS.SEA.005
Physical Description: 137.4 Linear Feet (189 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1997-2002
Abstract: The collection is comprised of broadcast transcripts and audio recordings of the Radio Free Asia (RFA) Vietnamese radio programs for the years 1997-2002 (later years are retained by RFA). The broadcast transcripts include a morning and evening broadcast for each day, and are accompanied by audio cassette recordings for most of the transcripts. The radio programs include news articles of events occurring that day, as well as commentary on world events. The recordings are in Vietnamese, while the transcripts are in Vietnamese and/or English.
Language of Material: English .

Access

This collection is being processed to be moved offsite to SRLF and is currently unavailable for research.
Original sound recordings may not be used. Researchers must request that duplicate use copies be made for access.

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

Radio Free Asia Vietnamese Broadcasts. MS-SEA005. 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 Nguyen Ngoc Bich, Director of Radio Free Asia, 1997-2002.

Processing History

Processed by Julia Stringfellow, 2004. Translation services provided by Thu Huyen, 2004. Processing was supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant.

Historical Background

Radio Free Asia (RFA), a private, non-profit corporation, aired its first broadcast in Mandarin to China on September 29, 1996. Its first Vietnamese broadcast aired on February 5, 1997. Located in Washington D.C., the organization was founded to broadcast news and information from an American viewpoint to Asian countries where full and accurate news reports were not available. Besides its news broadcasts, RFA is also a "university of the air," meaning that it broadcasts works of fiction and nonfiction that would be censored in RFA's target countries. The organization is funded by grants from the United States Congress, and it is journalistically independent. The autonomy of RFA is vital to providing objective domestic news and information.
Daily broadcasts include reports from correspondents throughout Asia. RFA broadcasts are in the local languages and dialects of each of its target countries, including Vietnamese, Lao, Mandarin, Cantonese, Cambodian, and Korean. The broadcasts serve as the free press lacking in the countries, and the news and commentary is specific to each of the target areas. Since the beginning, RFA has also provided its listeners with opportunities to call in to the broadcast and voice their opinions. Six call-in programs are done daily where listeners can dial a toll free number and speak directly with a broadcast host.
Each of the 105 RFA broadcasters are able to record and edit their own programs simultaneously using the organization's studio system and digital audio storage. All of the broadcasts originate from the central Washington D.C. office. In addition to its headquarters in Washington D.C., RFA also has bureaus in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, and Phnom Penh. Smaller offices are located in Ankara, Kathmandu, Seoul, and Dharamsala, India. The organization also publishes a monthly digest of top news and features from its main language services.
For further information on RFA, see the organization's webside, www.rfa.org/english.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection is comprised of broadcast transcripts and audio recordings of the Radio Free Asia (RFA) Vietnamese radio programs for the years 1997-2002 (later years are retained by RFA). The broadcast transcripts include a morning and evening broadcast for each day, and are accompanied by audio cassette recordings for most of the transcripts. The radio programs include news articles of events occurring that day, as well as commentary on world events. The recordings are in Vietnamese, while the transcripts are in Vietnamese and or English

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 2 series.
  • Series 1. Broadcast transcripts, 1997-2002. 103 linear feet
  • Series 2. Broadcast recordings, 1997-2002. 34.4 linear feet

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sound recordings -- 21st century.
Broadcasts -- 20th century.
Broadcasts -- 21st century.
Sound recordings -- 20th century
Transcripts -- 20th century.
Transcripts -- 21st century.
Radio broadcasting -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Sources
Radio broadcasting -- Asia -- History -- Sources
Audiocassettes -- 21st century.
Audiocassettes -- 20th century.

 

Broadcast transcripts Series 1. 1997-2002

Physical Description: 103 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Scope and Contents note

The series is comprised of transcripts of broadcasts from the radio program for the Vietnamese audience. There are two transcripts for each day, an AM and a PM broadcast. Each transcript consists of a program summary that includes segment titles and running times. A newslist states the world news discussed. A detailed description, mostly in Vietnamese, gives the order of broadcast items, such as music bridges and news headlines. News articles deal with a wide array of topics, including both political and non-political events throughout the world. Topics include world relations, social conditions, economy and business, arts and culture, and science and health. Some news stories come from sources such as the South China Morning Post, Asia Times, and online sources including CNN, Los Angeles Times, Infoseek, and Yahoo. The news articles, program summary, and newslist are mostly in English, while the remainder of the materials for each broadcast are in Vietnamese.

Arrangement note

The transcripts are arranged chronologically by year, month, day, and broadcast.
box 1, box 2, box 3, box 4, box 5, box 6, box 7, box 8, box 9, box 10, box 11, box 12, box 13, box 14, box 15, folder 1-34

1997

box 1, folder 1-28

February 1997

box 1, folder 29-end of box, box 2, folder 1-18

March 1997

box 2, folder 19-end of box, box 3, folder 1-27

April 1997

box 3, folder 28-end of box, box 4, folder 1-35

May 1997

box 4, folder 36-end of box, box 5, box 6, folder 1-4

June 1997

box 6, folder 5-end of box, box 7, folder 1-30

July 1997

box 7, folder 31-end of box, box 8, box 9, folder 1-15

August 1997

box 9, folder 16-end of box, box 10, box 11, folder 1-2

September 1997

box 11, folder 3-end of box, box 12, folder 1-26

October 1997

box 12, folder 27-end of box, box 13, box 14, folder 1-10

November 1997

box 14, folder 11-end of box, box 15, folder 1-34

December 1997

box 16, box 17, box 18, box 19, box 20, box 21, box 22, box 23, box 24, box 25, box 26, box 27, box 28, box 29, box 30, box 31, box 32, box 33, box 34, box 35, box 36, folder 1-36

1998

box 16, box 17, folder 1-28

January 1998

box 17, folder 29-end of box, box 18, box 19, folder 1-12

February 1998

box 19, folder 13-end of box, box 20, folder 1-36

March 1998

box 21, box 22, folder 1-24

April 1998

box 22, folder 25-end of box, box 23, box 24, folder 1-10

May 1998

box 24, folder 11-to end of box, box 25, folder 1-34

June 1998

box 25, folder 35-end of box, box 26, box 27, folder 1-24

July 1998

box 27, folder 25-end of box, box 28, box 29, folder 1-22

August 1998

box 29, folder 23-end of box, box 30, box 31, folder 1-14

September 1998

box 31, folder 15-end of box, box 32, box 33, folder 1-12

October 1998

box 33, folder 13-end of box, box 34, box 35, folder 1-10

November 1998

box 35, folder 11-end of box, box 36, folder 1-36

December 1998

box 37, box 38, box 39, box 40, box 41, box 42, box 43, box 44, box 45, box 46, box 47, box 48, box 49, box 50, box 51, box 52, box 53, box 54, box 55, box 56, box 57, box 58, box 59, folder 1-38

1999

box 37, box 38, folder 1-28

January 1999

box 38, folder 29- end of box, box 39, box 40, folder 1-18

February 1999

box 40, folder 19-end of box, box 41, box 42, folder 1-16

March 1999

box 42, folder 17-end of box, box 43, box 44, folder 1-14

April 1999

box 44, folder 15-end of box, box 45, box 46, folder 1-14

May 1999

box 46, folder 15-end of box, box 47, box 48, folder 1-16

June 1999

box 48, folder 17-end of box, box 49, box 50, folder 1-18

July 1999

box 50, folder 19-end of box, box 51, folder 1-18, box 52

August 1999

box 52, folder 19-end of box, box 53, box 54, folder 1-16

September 1999

box 54, folder 17-end of box, box 55, box 56, folder 1-10

October 1999

box 56, folder 11-end of box, box 57, box 58, folder 1-8

November 1999

box 58, folder 9-end of box, box 59, folder 1-38

December 1999

box 60, box 61, box 62, box 63, box 64, box 65, box 66, box 67, box 68, box 69, box 70, box 71, box 72, box 73, box 74, box 75, box 76, box 77, box 78, box 79

2000

box 60, box 61, folder 1-26

January 2000

box 61, folder 27-end of box, box 62, box 63, folder 1-10

February 2000

box 63, folder 11-end of box, box 64, box 65, folder 1-10

March 2000

box 65, folder 11-end of box, box 66, box 67, folder 1-2

April 2000

box 67, folder 3-end of box, box 68, folder 1-32

May 2000

box 68, folder 33-end of box, box 69, box 70, folder 1-24

June 2000

box 70, folder 25-end of box, box 71, box 72, folder 1-12

July 2000

box 72, folder 13-end of box, box 73, box 74, folder 1-2

August 2000

box 74, folder 3-end of box, box 75, carton 1-24

September 2000

box 75, folder 25-end of box, box 76, box 77, folder 1-2

October 2000

box 77, folder 3-end of box, box 78, folder 1-22

November 2000

box 78, folder 23-end of box, box 79

December 2000

box 80, box 81, box 82, box 83, box 84, box 85, box 86, box 87, box 88, box 89, box 90, box 91, box 92, box 93, box 94, box 95, box 96, box 97, box 98

2001

box 80, box 81, folder 1-18

January 2001

box 81, folder 19-end of box, box 82, folder 1-34

February 2001

box 82, folder 35-end of box, box 83, box 84, folder 1-14

March 2001

box 84, folder 15-end of box, box 85, folder 1-36

April 2001

box-folder 85 : 37 - 87 : 14, folder 37-end of box, box 86, box 87, folder 1-14

May 2001

box 87, folder 15-end of box, box 88, folder 1-32

June 2001

box 88, folder 33-end of box, box 89, box 90, folder 1-16

July 2001

box 90, folder 17-end of box, box 91, folder 1-40

August 2001

box 92, box 93, folder 1-22

September 2001

box 93, folder 23-end of box, box 94, box 95, folder 1-12

October 2001

box 95, folder 13-end of box, box 96, folder 1-36

November 2001

box 97, box 98

December 2001

box 99, box 100, box 101, box 102, box 103

2002

box 99, box 100, folder 1-24

January 2002

box 100, folder 25-end of box, box 101, box 102, carton 1-6

February 2002

box 102, folder 7-end of box, box 103

March 2002

 

Broadcast recordings Series 2. 1997-2002

Physical Description: 34.4 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Scope and Contents note

The series is comprised of audio cassette recordings of the radio program. The recordings are in Vietnamese and follow the broadcast transcripts. The broadcasts include news stories of world events and contain music.

Arrangement note

The recordings are arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Original sound recordings may not be used. Researchers must request that duplicate use copies be made for access.
box 104, box 105, box 106, box 107, box 108, box 109, box 110, box 111, box 112, box 113, box 114, box 115, box 116, box 117, box 118, box 119, box 120, box 121

1997

box 104

February 1997

General Physical Description note: 25 cassette tapes
box 105

March 1997

General Physical Description note: 29 cassette tapes
box 106

April 1997

General Physical Description note: 43 cassette tapes
box 107

May 1997

General Physical Description note: 44 cassette tapes
box 108, box 109

June 1997

General Physical Description note: 48 cassette tapes
box 110, box 111

July 1997

General Physical Description note: 56 cassette tapes
box 112, box 113

August 1997

General Physical Description note: 58 cassette tapes
box 114, box 115

September 1997

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 116, box 117

October 1997

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 118, box 119

November 1997

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 120, box 121

December 1997

General Physical Description note: 55 cassette tapes
box 122, box 123, box 124, box 125, box 126, box 127, box 128, box 129, box 130, box 131, box 132, box 133, box 134, box 135, box 136, box 137, box 138, box 139

1998

box 122, box 123

January 1998

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 123, box 124

February 1998

General Physical Description note: 56 cassette tapes
box 125, box 126

March 1998

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 126, box 127

April 1998

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 128, box 129

May 1998

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 129, box 130

June 1998

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 131, box 132

July 1998

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 132, box 133

August 1998

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 134, box 135

September 1998

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 135, box 136

October 1998

General Physical Description note: 61 cassette tapes
box 137, box 138

November 1998

General Physical Description note: 57 cassette tapes
box 138, box 139

December 1998

General Physical Description note: 63 cassette tapes
box 140, box 141, box 142, box 143, box 144, box 145, box 146, box 147, box 148, box 149, box 150, box 151, box 152, box 153, box 154, box 155, box 156, box 157

1999

box 140, box 141

January 1999

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 141, box 142

February 1999

General Physical Description note: 58 cassette tapes
box 143, box 144

March 1999

General Physical Description note: 64 cassette tapes
box 144, box 145

April 1999

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 146, box 147

May 1999

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 147, box 148

June 1999

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 149, box 150

July 1999

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 150, box 151

August 1999

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 152, box 153

September 1999

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 153, box 154

October 1999

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 155, box 156

November 1999

General Physical Description note: 58 cassette tapes
box 156, box 157

December 1999

General Physical Description note: 61 cassette tapes
box 158, box 159, box 160, box 161, box 162, box 163, box 164, box 165, box 166, box 167, box 168, box 169, box 170, box 171, box 172, box 173, box 174, box 175

2000

box 158, box 159

January 2000

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 159, box 160

February 2000

General Physical Description note: 57 cassette tapes
box 161, box 162

March 2000

General Physical Description note: 59 cassette tapes
box 162, box 163

April 2000

General Physical Description note: 61 cassette tapes
box 164, box 165

May 2000

General Physical Description note: 63 cassette tapes
box 165, box 166

June 2000

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 167, box 168

July 2000

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 168, box 169

August 2000

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 170, box 171

September 2000

General Physical Description note: 49 cassette tapes
box 171, box 172

October 2000

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 173, box 174

November 2000

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 174, box 175

December 2000

General Physical Description note: 61 cassette tapes
box 176, box 177, box 178, box 179, box 180, box 181, box 182, box 183, box 184, box 185, box 186, box 187, box 188, box 189

2001

box 176, box 177

January 2001

General Physical Description note: 61 cassette tapes
box 177, box 178

February 2001

General Physical Description note: 54 cassette tapes
box 179, box 180

March 2001

General Physical Description note: 54 cassette tapes
box 180, box 181

April 2001

General Physical Description note: 55 cassette tapes
box 182, box 183

May 2001

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 183, box 184

June 2001

General Physical Description note: 60 cassette tapes
box 185, box 186

July 2001

General Physical Description note: 62 cassette tapes
box 186, box 187

August 2001

General Physical Description note: 61 cassette tapes
box 188

September 2001

General Physical Description note: 44 cassette tapes
box 189

October 2001

General Physical Description note: 28 cassette tapes
box 189

November 2001

General Physical Description note: 1 cassette tape