This collection is comprised of newspaper clippings documenting Southeast Asian communities, primarily Hmong, Lao, and Cambodian,
in the Fresno and Tulare County areas of Central California. Clippings were collected by longtime Tulare resident Letha Cooke
for approximately 30 years and contain articles from
The Fresno Bee and
Visalia Times-Delta. A small amount of newsletters and ephemera from local religious and refugee organizations are also included. While select
clippings were organized by Cooke into topical areas, the bulk has no discernable arrangement. Topics include healthcare,
food, cultural activities, political issues, and education.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their
heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.