This collection consists of the organizational files of the
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), a national organization created to further
the development of nonprofit organizations led by and for Southeast Asians, and to aid in
the adjustment of Southeast Asian refugees to American society. Documents related to
organizations that have collaborated with SEARAC are also included. The collection includes
correspondence among the organizations and from refugees, meeting minutes, memoranda,
reports, newspaper clippings, and conference materials.
The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) was founded in 1979 as a national
organization whose purpose was to further the development of nonprofit organizations led by
and for Southeast Asians, and to aid in the relocation of Southeast Asian refugees into
American society. Initially formed as the Indochina Resource Action Center (IRAC), SEARAC's
principal mission has evolved to increase awareness of issues relating to of Southeast Asian
Americans and promote community empowerment and leadership development.
21.2 linear feet
25 boxes and 1 oversized folder
21 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.