The UCI Libraries’ Southeast Asian Archive is the only one of its kind to document the rich history of refugees and immigrants from the former Indochina – Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos – who have come to the U.S. since the 1975 end of the Vietnam War.
In 1987, inspired and assisted by the local Vietnamese American community, the UCI Libraries began collecting relevant pamphlets, resettlement materials, correspondence, community event programs, and newspaper articles. The archive, housed in Langson Library, now includes thousands of books, journals and ephemera.
Due to the collection’s importance to the Southeast Asian community and in scholarly research, VACA – an official chapter of the UCI Alumni Association – is committed to helping the university seek funds to hire an archivist.
Institute of Vietnamese Studies, 15355 Brookhurst St., Suite 222, Westminster