Austin History Center

"Vietnam to Austin: Restoring Community" Exhibit Collection

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Austin History Center
Title: Vietnam to Austin: Restoring Community Exhibit Collection
Dates: 1970-2009
Abstract: Photos and documents from Vietnamese American individuals and organizations that were collected for the Vietnam to Austin: Restoring Community exhibit in 2009.
Identification: AR.2009.048
Quantity: .83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language: The records are in English and Vietnamese.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Creator Note

These items were obtained through collaboration with the Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation. Items collected were photographs and documents from businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Austin Vietnamese American community


Scope and Contents

This collection contains items from the exhibit, “Vietnam to Austin: Restoring Community” showcased by the Austin History Center in partnership with the Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation February 21 - July 17, 2009. It contains news articles about the exhibit, a DVD from the opening reception held on March 7, 2009 as well as documents and photographs collected for the exhibit.

There are various documents dating back from the founding of organizations such as the Austin Vietnamese Senior Citizens Association and Vietnamese American Community of Austin, TX (VACAT). Also, there are writings on the history of The Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church and Linh-Son Buddhist Temple. Also, included are newspaper clippings from the Austin American-Statesman dating from 1970's through 1990's as well as newspaper articles in Vietnamese. In addition, there are oral history transcripts of interviews with Austin Vietnamese Americans. Lastly, there are records, programs, proclamations, and flyers from various events as well as personal records of Vietnamese Americans.


 

Arrangement

Collection is arranged into 2 series:
I. Textual materials
II. Photographs

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Bui, Nancy
Lartigue, Lana
Pham, Bong
Nguyen, Camvan
Nguyen, Sister Ane
Nguyen, Truc
Nguyen, Tien
Tran, Dr. Duc Van
Organizations:
Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation
Holy Martyrs Vietnamese Catholic Church
Vietnamese Culture and Science Association
Vietnamese American Community of Austin, TX
Linh-Son Buddhist Association
Vietnamese Public Radio in Austin
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Vietnam
Subjects:
Buddhist shrines
Refugees--Vietnam
Vietnam--History
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, Vietnamese
Vietnamese American business enterprises
Vietnamese American Catholics
Vietnamese American children
Vietnamese American families
Vietnamese American youth
Vietnamese Americans--Texas
Vietnamese poetry

Related Material

AF Files


  • AF- Asian Americans-Vietnamese A7090 (1) General
  • AF- Asian Americans-Vietnamese A7090 (2) Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation
  • AF- Churches- Catholic C3550 (34) Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Parish

Biography Files


  • AF- BIOGRAPHY- Sister Ane Nguyen

Books


  • A 658.0097643 NI 1998-99 Niên giám âu vi*·et Austin
  • A 658.0097643 NI 2000 Niên giám âu vi*·et Austin
  • A 658.0097643 NI 2001 Niên giám âu vi*·et Austin
  • A 658.0097643 NI 2003 Niên giám âu vi*·et Austin
  • A 658.0097643 NI 2004 Niên giám âu vi*·et Austin
  • A 658.0097643 NI 2005 Niên giám âu vi*·et Austin
  • A 658.0097643 NI 2006 Niên giám âu vi*·et Austin
  • A 658.0097643 NI 2007 Niên giám âu vi*·et Austin
  • A 658.0097643 NI 2008 Niên giám âu vi*·et Austin

Periodical (uncataloged)


  • Dat moi, 1976
  • Ðoàn Ket, 2007
  • Lao Viet Khmer, 1984
  • Thoi Ba'o, 1978-1984
  • tré, 2007

Archives


  • AR.2009.056 Nguyen Family Papers


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Documents: created by respective individuals and organizations; copied by the Austin History Center

Photos: 1) Borrowed from respective organizations then scanned and printed at the Austin History Center or 2) Photos taken by Grace McEvoy, Photographer, at the Austin History Center

Preferred Citation

“Vietnam to Austin: Restoring Community” Exhibit Collection (AR.2009.048). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2009/08, DO/2009/026, DO/2009/027, DO/2009/028, DO/2009/029, DO/2009/030, DO/2009/031, DO/2009/032, DO/2009/033, DO/2009/034, DO/2009/035, DO/2009/038, DO/2009/040, DO/2009/041

Donation Date: 2009-06

Processing Information

Final Processing and Finding Aid by: Esther Chung and Mi Ri Jang/2009-08-27


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Text Materials, 1970-2009

Box Folder
1 1 About the exhibit, 2009
2 Austin Vietnamese Senior Citizens Association, 1980-2000
3 Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church, 1980-2008
4 Lana’s Eggrolls, 1980-2007
5 Linh-Son Buddhist Temple, 2000s
6 Media, 1980-2008
7 Military, 1995-2004
8 Nancy Bui, 1979-1999
9 Newspaper clippings, 1970-1990
10 Oral History Transcripts, 2008-2009
11 Truc Nguyen, 1989-2001
12 VACAT (Vietnamese American Community of Austin, TX), 1987-1997
13 Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation, 2006
14 Vietnamese Culture and Science Association, 2004-2008
15 Walk-a-thon, 1999



 

Photographs, 1970-2009, undated

Box Folder
2 1 AVAMPS (Austin Vietnamese American Medical Professional Society), 2000s
2 Camvan Nguyen, 1970s
3 Dr. Duc Tran, 1970s-1980s
4 Exhibit Opening, 2009
5 Katrina relief efforts, 2005
6 Military, 1990s-2000s
7 Representative Hubert Vo, 2000s
8 Shrines, 2000s
9 Linh-Son Temple, 1990s-2000s
10 Tien Nguyen, 1970s-2000s
11 Truc Nguyen, 1960s-2000s
12 VACAT (Vietnamese American Community of Austin, TX), 1990s-2000s
13 VAHF (Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation), 1970s-2000s
14 VCSA (Vietnamese Culture and Science Association), 2000s
15 Vietnamese Bilingual Program, 2000s
16 Vietnamese Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 1990s-2000s
17 Vietnamese Senior Citizens Association, 2000s
18 Walk-a-thon, 1999
19 Work and Employment, 1990s-2000s