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Oral History of Chau Huyen Do
Do, Chau Huyen
Le, Tram
Date Created and/or Issued
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UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project
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Scope/Content: An oral history with Ms. Đỗ Huyên Châu, born in 1948 in Trảng Bàng District in the province of Tây Ninh. She had a comfortable and peaceful childhood and attended the University of Saigon when she was still in Vietnam. She became an English teacher, teaching at the Vietnamese-American Association, a private, non-profit cultural and educational organization in Saigon. Ms. Đỗ met her husband at a memorial, and the two started a family together. After April 1975, however, her family was in turmoil as all of the men in her family were sent to re-education camp, and her mom was killed by a stray bullet. In 1992, her family was sponsored to America by her brother-in-law. When she got to the US, Ms. Đỗ rebuilt her life and returned to school to continue her teaching career as a preschool teacher. She is now retired at the age of 66. She has 3 children and currently resides with her husband in Baldwin Park, California.
Scope/Content: This recording is from the Tram Le Oral Histories subcollection.
Scope/Content: 1950, Trang Bang, VN. Portrait of narrator as a child, photo taken in a photography studio.
1 mp3 audio file; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf time log; 1 pdf life map; 46 jpg image file
Acculturation | Art | Childcare provider | College or university | Communism | Death | Discrimination | Education | Employment | English as a second language (ESL) | Family | France | High school | Language schools | Literature | Marriage | Newspaper or magazine | Orderly Departure Program | Rape | Reeducation camp | Teacher | Viet Cong | Welfare | Westminster, California | Saigon (Vietnam) | Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
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Tram Le Oral Histories

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