Guide to the Collection on Refugee Forums

Processed by Karen Rosen
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Phone: (949) 824-3947
Fax: (949) 824-2472
Email: spcoll@uci.edu
URL: http://special.lib.uci.edu
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Collection on Refugee Forums

Collection number: MS-SEA019

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries

University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://special.lib.uci.edu
Processed by:
Karen Rosen
Date Completed:
2002
Encoded by:
Andre Ambrus
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection on Refugee Forums,
Date (inclusive): 1988-2001
Collection number: MS-SEA019
Creator: Frank, Anne, 1937-
Extent: 2.2 linear feet 4 boxes and 2 oversize folders 1 digitized image
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library.Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection consists of the administrative files of the Refugee Forum of Orange County (RFOC), and the California State Refugee Forum (CSRF), and other documents relating to these organizations. These forums enable service providers for Southeast Asian and other refugees to exchange ideas, present new programs, and advocate for refugees. Included in the collection are meeting minutes, general and executive board meeting agendas, correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, reports, clippings, pamphlets, and program materials collected by Anne Frank, UCI Southeast Asian Archive Librarian and member of the RFOC. This collection also contains 12 proclamations from city, county, and state government officials presented to the RFOC on November 15, 1990, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980.
Physical location: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives. Irvine, California 92623-9557.
Language: English.
Selected digitized images from this collection.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

Collection on Refugee Forums. MS-SEA019. Southeast Asian Archive, 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

Gift of Karen R. Winnie, 1991, and Anne Frank, 2002. Additional accruals expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Rosen, 2002. Processing was supported by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the California State Library.

Organizational History

The Refugee Forum of Orange County (RFOC) is an umbrella group of organizations and individuals who work with refugees. The purpose of the organization is to assist in the successful resettlement of refugees in Orange County, and to enable them to obtain the resources necessary to become self-supporting and contributing members of society. The RFOC was formed in 1976.
The California State Refugee Forum (CSRF) is a statewide organization composed of representatives from county and regional refugee forums, refugee service providers, and individuals interested in refugee issues. Revitalized in 1996, it meets regionally and at the annual Refugee Information Exchange Conference.
Anne Frank, who was responsible for assembling this collection, served as chair of the RFOC from 1995-1997 and 2002-2003, and as secretary of the CSRF from 1996-1999.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of the administrative files of the Refugee Forum of Orange County (RFOC), and the California State Refugee Forum (CSRF), and other documents relating to these organizations. These forums enable service providers for Southeast Asian and other refugees to exchange ideas, present new programs, and advocate for refugees. Included in the collection are meeting minutes, general and executive board meeting agendas, correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, reports, clippings, pamphlets, and program materials collected by Anne Frank, UCI Southeast Asian Archive Librarian and member of the RFOC. This collection also contains 12 proclamations from city, county, and state government officials presented to the RFOC on November 15, 1990, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by name of group or organization, and where appropriate alphabetically by genre of material therein.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

California State Refugee Forum--Archives.
Refugee Forum of Orange County--Archives.
Refugees--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
Refugees--California--Archival resources.
Vietnamese Americans--California--Archival resources.
Orange County (Calif.).--Archival resources.
Orange County (Calif.).--Emigration and immigration--Archival resources.

Index Terms Related to this Collection

Frank, Anne, 1937-. collector.
Winnie, Karen R., collector.
California State Refugee Forum.
Refugee Forum of Orange County.
Online Archive of California.
Southeast Asian Archive.

Related Material

This collection is supplemented by materials in the SEA Archive's newspaper clippings file. Additional material on the Refugee Forum of Orange County can be found in the Gayle Morrison Files on Southeast Asian Refugees (MS-SEA014).

Collection Contents

Box 2 : 4 - 3 : 9

California State Refugee Forum

Box 2 : 4

Bylaws, 1993-1998

Box 2 : 5

Executive committee minutes, 1990-1999

Box 2 : 6

Legislation, 1997-1999

Box 2 : 7 - 3 : 7

Meeting materials

Box 2 : 7

Los Angeles, 1997 January 17

Box 2 : 8

San Francisco, 1997 May 23

Box 2 : 9

Fresno, 1997 October 9

Box 2 : 10

Westminster, 1998 January 30

Box 3 : 1

San Jose, 1998 May 29

Box 3 : 2

Anaheim, 1998 October 14

Box 3 : 3

Cupertino, 1999 February 26

Box 3 : 4

San Diego, 1999 September 2

Box 3 : 5

San Francisco, 2000 August 29

Box 3 : 6

Fresno, 2001 May 25

Box 3 : 7

San Diego, 2002 August 5

Box 3 : 8

Miscellaneous correspondence, meeting minutes, flyers, articles, and rosters, 1996-2002

Box 3 : 9

Newsletters, 1996-1999

Box FB-60 : 5

Meeting sign-in sheets, and executive rosters listed by county, 1996

Box 3 : 10

Learning a Livingnewsletter, and related material, 1998-2000

Box 3 : 11

Orange County Refugee Day, 1996-1997.

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 photographic print.
Box 4 : 1-2

Orange County refugee employment services statistics, 1996-1998.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4 : 3

Refugee Forum of Los Angeles, 1995-2000

Box 1 : 1 - 2 : 3

Refugee Forum of Orange County

Box 1 : 1

By-laws, circa 1990

Box FB-60 : 5

California State Senate Certificate of Recognition, 1996

Box 1 : 2

Certificate of Recognition from the State Department of Social Services, and proclamation press release from President George Bush, 1990

Box 1 : 3

Clippings, newspaper and magazine, 1988-1999

Box 1 : 4-13

Correspondence, circulars, and ephemera, 1987-2002.

Physical Description: 10 folders.
Box 1 : 14

Executive Board, handwritten notes, 1996-1997

Box 1 : 15

Linkages Committee, 1996

Box 1 : 16-24

Meeting minutes, includes calendars and handwritten notes, 1987-2002.

Physical Description: 9 folders.
Box 2 : 1

Miscellaneous publications, correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, 1986-1999

Box 2 : 2

Miscellaneous fax cover sheets, 1997

Box FB-60 : 6

Proclamations on the tenth anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980, 1990 November.

Scope and Content Note

Proclamations are from the California State Senate, the County of Orange, and the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Irvine, Santa Ana, Stanton, and Wesminster.
Box 2 : 3

Rosters of officers and members, 1987-1997

Box 1 : 25

Refugee migration statistics, 1998

Box 1 : 26

Santa Ana College, fliers on courses and services for continuing education students, circa 1990-1995

Box 1 : 27

State Advisory Council, 1995-1998