This collection is comprised of ephemera, correspondence, reports, and newspaper clippings that document the history of Saint
Anselm's Cross-Cultural Community Center, located in Garden Grove, California. St. Anselm's provides services to Amerasians
and other Southeast Asian American communities in Orange County. The materials document the different types of services provided
to Amerasians, including employment, education, and medical care. Materials related to organizations that work with St. Anselm's
are also included.
Saint Anselm's Cross-Cultural Community Center, located in Garden Grove, California, was created in 1976 as St. Anselm's Immigrant
and Refugee Community Center. The organization was formed to provide English classes and other services to Vietnamese refugees
who arrived at Camp Pendleton. The services include assistance with housing, legal problems, physical and mental health, disabilities,
employment, family problems, and community education. Other services include mentoring, health education and advocacy, women's
issues, services for the elderly, and searches for lost or estranged fathers. The organization serves as an open door for
information and assistance. St. Anselm's hosts fundraising dinners, art exhibits, and silent auctions to generate funds to
keep their program going.
1 linear feet
(1 box and 1 oversized folder)
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.
The collection is open for research. Access to files covered by California personnel records legislation is restricted for
50 years from the latest date of the materials in those files. Restrictions are noted at the file level.