Guide to the Vietnamese Student Association at the University of California, Irvine Records

Processed by Cyndi Shein; machine-readable finding aid created by Cyndi Shein
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Phone: (949) 824-3947
Fax: (949) 824-2472
Email: spcoll@uci.edu
URL: http://special.lib.uci.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Vietnamese Student Association at the University of California, Irvine records
Date: 1979-2009
Collection Number: AS-135
Creator: Vietnamese Student Association (University of California, Irvine)
Extent: 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Languages: The collection is in Vietnameseand English.
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection comprises the records and publications of the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) from 1979 to 2005. Some materials document activities that were co-sponsored with other Vietnamese American associations.

Important Information for Researchers

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

Preferred Citation

Vietnamese Student Association at the University of California, Irvine records. AS-135. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Acquired, 1979-2005.

Accruals

Accruals are expected.

Processing History

Processed by Cyndi Shein, 2008. Translation services provided by Anh Trung Dao. While the printed finding aid contains Vietnamese language characters, the diacritics have been removed from the characters in the electronic version to facilitate online display and searching.Finding aid updated in 2009 by Joanna Lamb.

Historical Background

Founded in 1979, the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) or Hoi Sinh-Vien Viet Nam tai UCI "aims to preserve and promote Vietnamese culture at the University of California, Irvine and the surrounding community by providing programs and support for students to establish a common ground for cultural awareness." VSA thrives at UCI, which has one of the largest college populations of Vietnamese American students, and Orange County is home to the largest Vietnamese community in the United States. VSA sponsors cultural events, conferences, recreational sports teams, a choir, a traditional dance team, a modern dance team, and a lion dance team, also known as Gio Nam (Southern Wind).

Bibliography

Vietnamese Student Association at the University of California, Irvine. "Mission Statement." VSA UCI: 2008. http://www.vsauci.com/?p=10 (accessed May 23, 2008).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises the records and publications of the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) from 1979 to 2005. Some materials document activities that were co-sponsored with other Vietnamese American associations.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Vietnamese Student Association (University of California, Irvine) -- Archives.
Asian American students -- Archives.
College students -- California -- Irvine -- Societies, etc. -- Archives.


Collection Contents

 

Administrative records

Box : Folder 1 : 1

Correspondence 1990

Box : Folder 1 : 2

Event plans 1996-2002

Scope and Content Note

Includes event proposals, descriptions, fundraising strategies, and a dramatic script.
Box : Folder 1 : 3

Outline of organization and events 1995-1996

Box : Folder 1 : 4

Photographs of VSA undated

 

Publications

Box : Folder 1 : 5

Conference packet: Vietnamese American Student Conference 1994

 

Event programs

Box : Folder 1 : 6

Black April 1983-1988 and 2009

Scope and Content Note

This annual event is held in memory of "Black April" (the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975).
Box : Folder 1 : 7

Cultural celebrations 1997-2009

Box : Folder 1 : 8

Fliers and invitations 1979-2005, undated

 

Journals and newsletters

Box : Folder 1 : 9-17, 2 : 1-4

Len Duong 1981-1994 and 2009

Box : Folder 2 : 5

Tieng ta 1996

Box : Folder 2 : 6

Van Tap (Literary Journal) 1981

Box : Folder 2 : 7

Voice 1999

Box : Folder 2 : 8

Vuon Xuan UCI: UCI Spring Garden 1995, Special Edition 1995

 

Audio and video recordings of UCI VSA Culture Night

Access Information

Access to archival originals is restricted; a listening copy must be made prior to researcher use.
 

Video recording: The First Course: Culture is Served 2008

Box : Folder 2 : 9 D001-A

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 DVD
 

Sound recording: UCI VSA Culture Night on VNCR radio 2004

Box : Folder 2 : 10 A001-A

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 CD-ROM