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Guide to the Project Ngoc Records MS.SEA.016
MS.SEA.016  
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Description
This collection contains materials relating to the activities of Project Ngoc (1987-1997), a non-profit humanitarian group consisting mainly of college students. Materials from Project Ngoc include correspondence, records of meetings and activities, and photographs and slides documenting travel to refugee camps and statewide activities. Materials from various organizations involved with refugee issues include correspondence, bills, and other printed ephemera. The collection also contains artwork done by refugee artists in the Hong Kong camps.
Background
Project Ngoc (PN), a non-profit humanitarian organization comprised mainly of college students, strove to publicize and gather support for Southeast Asian refugees. Originally initiated as a class at UCI by graduate student Tom Wilson, PN was an attempt to increase the awareness of the students concerning the Vietnamese refugee crisis. Students in the class then decided to help alleviate the tragedies of the refugees by taking the Project beyond the limitations of the classroom and forming an organization in the hopes of realizing more concrete projects to assist the refugees.
Extent
8.0 Linear feet (11 boxes and 9 oversize folders) and 148 digitized images
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection open for research. Access to petitions for alien relatives and affidavits of relationship is restricted for 50 years from the latest date of the materials in the file. Restrictions are noted at the file level.