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Scope/Content: Oral history of Thanh Tam Tran, born in 1986 in South Vietnam in 1986. She came to the United States in 1997 with her family through the Humanitarian Operation (HO) Program. Her interview focused on her process of adapting to life in America, facing discrimination, gangs, and generational tensions. 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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Acculturation | Crime | Death | Discrimination | Education | English as a second language (ESL) | Ethnicity | Family | Gangs | Human trafficking | Humanitarian organization | Orderly Departure Program | Race relations | Vietnam War | Youth | Little Saigon (Orange County, California) | Orange County, California | San Jose, California | Vietnam, Southern