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Oral History of Thanh Nguyen
Nguyen, Thanh
Nguyen, Justin
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 Mr. Thanh Nguyen, born in 1955 in Da Lat, Vietnam. He was a university student who majored in law during the Vietnam War. After the war ended, he was forced to stop his education and help take care of his siblings since his father was taken to the reeducation camps. He spent his early adulthood working small jobs with his younger brother scrambling for money to send back home. He also discussed his memories back when he was a child and how Vietnamese customs were back then. He shared his experiences with the Humanitarian Operation and how he came to the U.S. Thanh Nguyen explained the difficulties and struggles he had to overcome when he first set foot in America.
Scope/Content: This recording is from the Vietnamese American Experience Class Oral Histories, 2014 Spring subcollection.
Scope/Content: Photograph of Thanh Nguyen's photo taken in San Francisco, California in the year 2000, Photographer Justin Nguyen, 2014
6 mp3 audio files; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf transcription Vietnamese; 1 pdf time log English; 1 pdf field notes English; 1 jpg image files
Buddhist | Bui doi | Business | Business owner | Catholic | Citizenship | Civil rights | Communism | Communist | Detention camp | Education | Elderly | Emigration | Employment | Family | Family reunification | Festival | Health | Immigrant | Lawyer | Tet Festival | Unemployment | Viet Kieu | Vietnam War | Garden Grove, California | Little Saigon (Orange County, California) | Little Saigon (San Jose, California) | San Jose, California | San Francisco, California | Vietnam, Southern | Da Lat (Vietnam) | Hue (Vietnam)
Time Period
Vietnamese American Experience Classes Oral Histories, 2014 Spring

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