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Tulane University Vietnamese Association records

 Collection — Container: Sound Recording
Identifier: 366

Scope and Contents

The records of the Tulane University Vietnamese Association (TUVA) provide a small amount of documentation about the organization's first two years of community and charitable work. The collection contains documentation in Vietnamese and English in the form of correspondence, meeting agendas, newsletters, publications, questionnaires, and speeches. The collection contains a small selection of color photograph snapshots and negatives of members at meetings of the association.

The correspondence to and from TUVA officers and officers of the Vietnamese Student Association of Louisiana State University mainly relates to meeting announcements, funding, on-campus events for international students, as well as letters sent to members regarding questionnaires for the Association's 1988 oral history project, entitled Cross-Cultural Adjustment. The project's focus was to interview members of the Vietnamese community who immigrated to the United States. The collection contains only two items from this project: a typescript summary of an interview with social worker Thai Nguyen and a sound recording of an interview with Joseph Vuong. These interviews focus on the cultural differences between Vietnam and the United States. Of interest are a small selection of TUVA's monthly newsletters (1988-1989).


  • Created: 1987-1989
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1989


Conditions Governing Access

The Tulane University Vietnamese Association records are open and available for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to these papers has not been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.


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Arrangement Note

The Tulane University Vietnamese Association records contain correspondence, photographs, newsletters, speeches, an interview summary with social worker Thai Nguyen and an oral history interview with Joseph T. Vuong.

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Related Materials

The Amistad Research Center holds the related papers of Jefferson Parish student and refugee counselor, Joseph T. Vuong (1984-1988), as well as an interview of Vietnamese Refugee Theresa Vuong by Tulane University Vietnamese Association member Trang Vuong (1988).

Separated Materials

The sound recording is located off-site, please contact the Reference Services Department at (504) 862-3222 for access.

Other Descriptive Information

The Tulane University Vietnamese Association continues to remain active in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Processing Information

The processing of the records was completed in February 2013.

Tulane University Vietnamese Association records
Shannon Burrell
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Repository Details

Part of the Amistad Research Center Repository

6823 Saint Charles Avenue
Tilton Hall, Tulane University
New Orleans LA 70118 US
(504) 862-3222