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Scope/Content: An oral history of Lilly Nguyen, born in 1979 in California. Her parents left Vietnam in one of the first waves and identify as refugees, or more specifically, boat people. Her family moved many times during her childhood, but she calls Orange County, California her home. She discusses growing up a headstrong person and balancing parental pressures, gender roles, and her identity as a Vietnamese American. Having grown up in Orange County, she felt the need to explore other worlds, which led to her interest in academia that eventually brought her to do research for one year in Hanoi, Vietnam. She currently resides in Irvine, California with her husband. Material is restricted until 2034-05-31. Scope/Content: This recording is from the Vietnamese American Experience Class Oral Histories, 2014 Spring subcollection.
2 mp3 audio files; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf time log English; 3 jpg image files
Art | Banker | Boat People | Buddhist | Business | Catholic | Children | Chinese and ethnic Chinese | College or university | Communist | Demonstration | Education | Engineer | Family | Festival | France | Freedom of speech | Gangs | High school | Ho Chi Minh | Identity | Immigrant | Interracial relationship | International student | Language schools | Literature | Marriage | Media | Medical professional | Prisoner | Protests | Refugee camp (Malaysia) | Religion | Restaurants | Stereotypes | Student | Teacher | Television | Tradition or custom | Camp Pendleton, California | Fountain Valley, California | Garden Grove, California | Little Saigon (Orange County, California) | Los Angeles, California | Orange County, California | Riverside County, California | San Diego County, California | Santa Ana, California | Westminster, California | Ha Noi (Vietnam)