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Oral History of Tiffany Le
Le, Tiffany
Le, Roger
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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. Tiffany Le, a second generation Vietnamese-American born in 1984 and living in Southern California. This interview focused on her detailed accounts about 3 months of military boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina, her realizations about family and freedom, the challenges she faced as a young Vietnamese woman in the military, and her appreciation for the opportunities being a Marine has given her. At the time of interview she is working at Nguoi Viet Daily News.
Scope/Content: In 2008, the Vietnamese American community in Austin, along with VAHF, successfully collaborated with the University of Texas at Austin’s Center For Asian American Studies (CAAS) to establish a course on Vietnamese American history and culture, instructed by Ph.D. candidate Linda Ho Peché. Each student was required to complete an oral interview of a self-identified Vietnamese American. These oral histories became part of the 500 Oral History Project initiated by VAHF as its third most urgent collection, since many members of the first genera- tion of Vietnamese Americans are now elderly. With their passing, first-hand accounts of the Vietnamese American immigration experience would be lost.
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3 mp4 video files; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf field notes English; 1 pdf time log English; 3 jpg image files
Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) | Acculturation | Children | College or university | Discrimination | Education | Ethnicity | Family | High school | Journalist | Media | Newspaper or magazine | Race relations | Stereotypes | Youth | Orange County, California | Riverside County, California
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Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation Oral Histories Project

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