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Vietnamese refugees in the East Bay : oral history transcript, 1980 /
BANC MSS 81/37 c ; BANC CD 563 1:1; BANC CD 563 1:2; BANC CD 563 2:1-2; ...
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Title:

Vietnamese refugees in the East Bay : oral history transcript, 1980

Creator/Contributor:

Swent, Eleanor, interviewer.

Abstract:

Transcripts of 10 taped interviews with Vietnamese refugees, conducted Jan.-Aug. 1977, by Eleanor Swent in connection with her work teaching English as a second language. Biography of interviewer, description of project and participants and photocopy of her article about refugees in California living, Aug. 1977, also included.
Descriptions of life in Vietnam before fall of Saigon, April 1975; conditions in refugee camps in South Pacific and U.S.; impressions of American culture; difficulties encountered in adjusting to new life; education and re-training in U.S.; employment; traditional religious beliefs and Christianity; relations with sponsors, government and private relief agencies. Vietnamese woman doctor discusses differences in practice of medicine in U.S. and Vietnam.

Date:

1980 (issued)

Contents:

Phonotapes: Reel 1: Interview I, Jan. 24, 1977. Track 1: 18-735 ft., track 2: 672 ft. -- Reel 2: Interview II, Feb. 5, 1977. Track 1: 13-735 f t., track 2: blank -- Reel 3: Interview II, Feb. 5, 1977. Track 1: 712 ft., track 2: blank -- Reel 4: Interview III, Apr. 1, 1977. Track 1: 736 ft., track 2: 735 ft. -- Reel 5: Interview IV, Apr. 28, 1977. Track 1: 713 ft., track 2: 732 ft. -- Reel 6: Interview IV, May 23, 1977. Track 1: 738 ft., track 2: 724 ft. -- Reel 7: Interview IV, May 23, 1977. Track 1: 698 ft., track 2: blank -- Reel 8: Interview V, May 16, 1977. Track 1: 689 ft., track 2: 25-738 ft. -- Reel 9: Interview VI, May 28, 1977. Track 1: 739 ft., track 2: 736 ft. -- Reel 10: Interview VI, May 28, 1977. Track 1: 344 ft., track 2: blank -- Reel 11: Interview VII, June 12, 1977. Track 1: 647 ft., track 2: 44-470 ft. -- Reel 12: Interview VIII, June 15, 1977. Track 1: 704 ft., track 2: 16-736 ft. -- Reel 13: Interview VIII, June 28, 1977. Track 1: 739 ft., track 2: 277 ft. -- Reel 14: Interview IX, Aug. 1, 1977. Track 1: 425 ft., track 2: 44-507 ft. -- Reel 15: Interview X, Apr. 27, 1978. Track 1: 626 ft., track 2: 57-729 ft. Interview notes also available.

Subject:

n-us-ca
Refugees -- Vietnam -- California -- East Bay
Vietnamese -- California -- East Bay
Women in medicine
Refugees -- Vietnam -- Interviews
Vietnam -- History

Note:

tape-recorded interviews conducted in 1977 by Eleanor Swent.
Names of interviewees may not be published. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed to the appropriate curator, The Bancroft Library.
ORIGINAL RECORDINGS RESTRICTED.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC

Type:

Oral histories.

Physical Description:

10 interviews in 1 portfolio. + related materials
15 audiocassettes
15 audiocassettes : analog
18 sound discs : digitial ; 4 3/4 in.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 81/37 c
BANC CD 563 1:1
BANC CD 563 1:2
BANC CD 563 2:1-2
BANC CD 563 3
BANC CD 563 4:1
BANC CD 563 4:2
BANC CD 563 5:1-2
BANC CD 563 6:1-2
BANC CD 563 7
BANC CD 563 8:1-2
BANC CD 563 9:1
BANC CD 563 9:2
BANC CD 563 10
BANC CD 563 11
BANC CD 563 12:1-2
BANC CD 563 13
BANC CD 563 14
BANC CD 563 15:1-2
Phonotape 1337 C:1-15
BMC 1 box 11
BANC CD 563:1-15

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Names of interviewees may not be published. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed to the appropriate curator, The Bancroft Library.
ORIGINAL RECORDINGS RESTRICTED.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC