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Guide to the James Ridgeway Files on Southeast Asian Refugees
MS-SEA007  
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Description
This collection is comprised of materials collected by James Ridgeway that document refugee social services and educational organizations. The materials focus on organizations in Texas, the second most populous state after California for Southeast Asian refugees. An extensive list of evacuees from Southeast Asia is also included, which contains information on gender, age and occupation of refugees who arrived in 1975 at Camp Pendleton, California, a United States processing center for refugees. James Ridgeway served as a missionary and United Press International reporter in Vietnam from 1966 to the fall of Vietnam in 1975.
Background
James Ridgeway served as a missionary and United Press International reporter in Vietnam from 1966 to the fall of Vietnam in 1975. Ridgeway is the president of the Silver Dragons Corporation.
Extent
3.8 linear feet (5 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open for research. Access to lists of refugee evacuees who arrived at Camp Pendleton, California, is restricted until 2025. Restrictions are noted at the first level.