Guide to the Robert Walsh Files on Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement and Education MS.SEA.021

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Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
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Title: Robert Walsh files on Southeast Asian refugee resettlement and education
Identifier/Call Number: MS.SEA.021
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.2 Linear feet (5 boxes and 4 oversize folders) and 9 digitized images
Date (inclusive): 1975-2002
Abstract: This collection comprises materials accumulated during Walsh's involvement with the Overseas Refugee Program for Southeast Asian refugees in the Philippines and Thailand, and also materials that he collected regarding the education and resettlement of Southeast Asians in the United States. The collection consists of video cassettes; conference schedules; curricula, resource catalogs, reference books, and workbooks for ESL education programs; newspaper clippings; reports and studies; and serial publications. Cultural orientation materials-- such as handbooks, guides, and manuals-- for refugees and their sponsors and service providers are also included. Items in this collection are predominately written in English, though a few items are written in Southeast Asian languages.
Physical location: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives. Irvine, California 92623-9557.
Creator: Walsh, Robert E., 1948-

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 Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

Preferred Citation

Robert Walsh files on Southeast Asian refugee resettlement and education. MS-SEA021. 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

Gift of Robert Walsh, 2002.

Biography

Robert Walsh formerly was curriculum director for the Philippine Refugee Processing Center, which was part of the Overseas Refugee Program, and later continued in the education field in the San Diego area.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection comprises materials accumulated during Walsh's involvement with the Overseas Refugee Program for Southeast Asian refugees in the Philippines and Thailand, and also materials that he collected regarding the education and resettlement of Southeast Asians in the United States. The collection consists of video cassettes; conference schedules; curricula, resource catalogs, reference books, and workbooks for ESL education programs; newspaper clippings; reports and studies; and serial publications. Cultural orientation materials-- such as handbooks, guides, and manuals-- for refugees and their sponsors and service providers are also included. Items in this collection are predominately written in English, though a few items are written in Southeast Asian languages.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged primarily by form of material, and then alphabetically by topic or title. Newspaper clippings are arranged chronologically.

Related Material

This collection is also supplemented by materials in the SEA Archive's newspaper clippings file.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Online Archive of California.
Overseas Refugee Program -- Archives..
Overseas Refugee Program..
Philippine Refugee Processing Center -- Archives..
Philippine Refugee Processing Center..
Walsh, Robert E., 1948- -- Archives.
Asia, Southeastern -- Emigration and immigration.
Clippings -- 20th century.
English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers.
Manuals (Handbooks) -- 20th century.
Refugees -- Education -- Southeast Asia -- Archives.
Refugees -- Southeast Asia -- Archives.
Refugees -- United States -- Archives.
Southeast Asian Americans -- Cultural assimilation -- Archives.
Southeast Asian Americans -- Cultural assimilation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- Sources
Video recordings -- 20th century.

Box-folder 1 : 1

Conference materials, 1980-1995.

Scope and Contents note

Includes schedules and pamphlets from international refugee education and leadership conferences.
Box-folder 1 : 2-17 and 5 : 1-5

English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) and cultural orientation materials.

Scope and Contents note

Includes student and teacher materials used specifically for classwork, lesson plans, and program development.
Box-folder 1 : 17

Education literature regarding ESL teaching issues and concerns, 1975-1981

Box-folder 1 : 2-8

Language and primer books, circa 1981.

Physical Description: 7.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:

Scope and Contents note

Bilingual and Southeast Asian language books used for English competency, literacy, and writing from beginning to advanced levels.
Box-folder 1 : 9

Program design literature, circa 1980-1990

Box-folder 5 : 5

Teaching evaluation form, circa 1980s

Box-folder 1 : 10-16

Teaching materials

Box-folder 1 : 10-11

Bibliographies, catalogs and other resource guides, 1981-1991.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 1 : 12

Curricula, 1985-1989

Box-folder 5 : 1-3

Oversized material, 1985-1986.

Physical Description: 3.0 folders
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 1 : 13-16

Education guides and workbooks, handbooks, and manuals, 1971-1988.

Physical Description: 4.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:

Scope and Contents note

Includes Indochinese Refugee Education Guides, a publication of the English Language Resource Center and Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
Box-folder 5 : 4

Oversized material, 1988

Box-folder 1 : 18 - 2 : 9

Individual publications and reports.

Scope and Contents note

Includes research literature, handbooks, studies regarding refugee populations, and special publications and bibliographies.
Box-folder 1 : 18

Amerasians, 1987-1991

Box-folder 1 : 19

Crime and law enforcement materials, 1980-1990

Box-folder 1 : 20

Gang violence, 1987-1990

Box-folder 1 : 21-24

Cross-cultural literature, 1976-1990.

Physical Description: 4.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:

Scope and Contents note

Primarily produced and distributed for US refugee service providers and concerns cross-cultural and intra-cultural issues.
Box-folder 1 : 25

Demographic and population reports, 1981-1987

Box-folder 2 : 1-2

Refugee resettlement reports and case studies, 1980-1991.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 3-6

Southeast Asian culture and history literature, 1969-1995.

Physical Description: 4.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 7-8

Youth, , 1987-1988 1991.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 9

Parenting, , 1988-1989 1991

Box-folder 5 : 6-8 and FB-48 : 7-8

News clippings.

Scope and Contents note

Current event and lifestyle articles about Amerasians, Southeast Asian populations in the United States, and refugee resettlement, taken from international news presses and magazines.
Box-folder 5 : 6

Crime, law enforcement, and violence, circa 1987-1996

Box-folder FB-48 : 8

Oversized clippings, 1990-1995

Box-folder 5 : 7-8

General articles, circa 1980-2001.

Physical Description: 2.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder FB-48 : 7

Oversized clippings, 1978-2002

Box-folder 2 : 10

Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and other refugee agency materials, 1984-1991.

Scope and Contents note

Includes administrative papers, directory, and program plans.
Box-folder FB-42 : 4

Pen drawing of jungle setting by Bounkong (BK), a Lao refugee, San Diego, 1980

Box-folder 2,3,4 and flatbox

Serial publications.

Scope and Contents note

Includes bulletins, journals and magazines, and newsletters published monthly, quarterly, or annually; many titles incomplete for given years.
Box-folder 2 : 11

Amerasian update (Office of Refugee Resettlement, Washington, DC), 1990-1991.

Physical Description: 10.0 issues.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 12-13

The Bridge (Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, Washington, DC), 1986-1999.

Physical Description: 21.0 issues in 2 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 14-15

Context: Southeast Asians in California (Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Folsom, CA), 1989-1992.

Physical Description: 26.0 issues in 2 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 16

For your information (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, New York, NY), 1990-1992.

Physical Description: 9.0 issues
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder FB-60 : 10

The Future, 1989.

Physical Description: 2.0 issues.
General Physical Description note:

Scope and Contents note

Refugee camp newsletter published by Vietnamese and Laotian students.
Box-folder 2 : 17

In America: Perspectives on refugee resettlement (Refugee Service Center, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC), 1988-1991.

Physical Description: 7.0 issues.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 18

The Indochina newsletter (edited by Stephen Denney, Burlingame, CA), 1982.

Physical Description: 4.0 issues.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 19-20

Information update (Refugee Service Center, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC), 1985-1988.

Physical Description: 13.0 issues in 2 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 21

The Journal: A publication for English as a Second Language and cultural orientation teachers (Southeast Asia Regional Service Center, Manila, Philippines), 1983.

Physical Description: 1.0 issue.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 22

National Association for the Education and Advancement of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans (NAFEA; Chicago, IL), newsletter, 1991.

Physical Description: 1.0 issue.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 23

Open arms (National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC), 1992-1993.

Physical Description: 2.0 issues.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 25-26

Passage: A journal of refugee education (Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC), 1985-1988.

Physical Description: 11.0 issues in 2 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 24

Phanat voice, 1990.

Physical Description: 1.0 issue.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 27

Rally news (Immigrant and Refugee Planning Center, Orange, CA), 1982-1983

Box-folder 2 : 28

Refugee policy and protection issues (United States Catholic Conference), 1992-1995.

Physical Description: 5.0 issues.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 2 : 29

Refugee program update (Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Tallahassee, FL), 1991.

Physical Description: 2.0 issues.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 3 : 1-17

Refugee reports: A project of the American Council for Nationalities Service (U.S. Committee for Refugees, Washington, DC), 1983-1999.

Physical Description: 17.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 3 : 18

Refugee review (University of Minnesota Refugee Studies Center, Minneapolis, MN), 1996-1997.

Physical Description: 2.0 issues.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 3 : 19

Refugees (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland), 1987-1989.

Physical Description: 4.0 issue.
General Physical Description note:

Scope and Contents note

1987 issue includes index to 1982-1987 issues.
Box-folder 3 : 20

Rice (Los Angeles, CA), 1998 September.

Physical Description: 1.0 issue.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 3 : 21

Southeast Asian refugee studies newsletter (University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, Minneapolis, MN), 1980-1995.

Physical Description: 23.0 issues.
General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 3 : 22-25

Update (United States Catholic Conference, Washington, DC), 1991-1999.

Physical Description: 24.0 issues in 4 folders.
General Physical Description note:

Scope and Contents note

There are no issues for 1997.
Box-folder 3 : 26 - 4 : 3

World refugee survey (U.S. Committee for Refugees, Washington, DC), 1991-1995.

General Physical Description note: 5 annual issues in 5 folders.
Box-folder 4 : 4-7

U.S. resettlement orientation materials, 1980-1989.

Physical Description: 4.0 folders.
General Physical Description note:

Scope and Contents note

Includes guides to language, customs, and employment in the U.S. produced to assist refugees resettling there; in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Lao, and Hmong.
Box-folder AV-9 and 4 : 8

Video recordings and supporting documents from the Center of Applied Linguistics (CAL)

 

Making a difference, produced by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) for the Center of Applied Linguistics (CAL), 1989.

Scope and Contents note

A video about the Philippine Refugee Processing Center (PRPC).
Item Merritt MS-SEA021-001-M

Preservation master

General Physical Description note: 1 digital file, .MOV format (413 MB).
Box 4, Folder 9

Use copy MS-SEA021-001-U

General Physical Description note: 1 digital video disc (DVD).
 

Philippine Refugee Processing Center, video footage November 1989.

Scope and Content Summary

This videorecording consists of edited footage of the Philippine Refugee Processing Center, filmed by Bob Walsh as he walked around the camp, including the refugee billet area.
Item Merritt MS-SEA021-002-M, Folder 

Preservation master

General Physical Description note: 1 digital file, .MOV format (275 MB)
Box-folder AV-9 : MS-SEA021-V02

Opening the word: narrative activities for ESL students, produced by ICMC, circa 1980-1990

Box-folder AV-9 : MS-SEA021-V03

PASS: preparation for American secondary schools, circa 1985-circa 1989.

Physical Description: 25.0 minutes.
General Physical Description note:

Scope and Contents note

Produced by the Media Group
Box-folder AV-9 : MS-SEA021-V04

Sing a song together, 1989.

Physical Description: 23.0 minutes.
General Physical Description note:

Scope and Contents note

Story of the Preparing Refugees for Elementary Programs (PREP), produced by Media Group for CAL.
Box-folder 4 : 8

Video production materials, circa 1989-1991.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, description of video presentations, and script for Making a Difference