This collection contains materials relating to the activities of Project Ngoc (1987-1997), a non-profit humanitarian group
consisting mainly of college students. Materials from Project Ngoc include correspondence, records of meetings and activities,
and photographs and slides documenting travel to refugee camps and statewide activities. Materials from various organizations
involved with refugee issues include correspondence, bills, and other printed ephemera. The collection also contains artwork
done by refugee artists in the Hong Kong camps.
Project Ngoc (PN), a non-profit humanitarian organization comprised mainly of college students, strove to publicize and gather
support for Southeast Asian refugees. Originally initiated as a class at UCI by graduate student Tom Wilson, PN was an attempt
to increase the awareness of the students concerning the Vietnamese refugee crisis. Students in the class then decided to
help alleviate the tragedies of the refugees by taking the Project beyond the limitations of the classroom and forming an
organization in the hopes of realizing more concrete projects to assist the refugees.
8 Linear Feet
(11 boxes and 9 oversize folders) and 148 digitized images
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 Head of Special Collections and University Archives.
Collection open for research. Access to petitions for alien relatives and affidavits of relationship is restricted for 50
years from the latest date of the materials in the file. Restrictions are noted at the file level.