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Scope/Content: An oral history with Mr. Andrew Tuan Pham (born in the early 1960s), a Vietnamese-American real estate broker currently living in the Bay Area. This interview focused on his experience leaving Vietnam for the U.S. at a young age by himself, how his family was sponsored by a Catholic church in San Diego, and how he has attained various degrees and careers. He describes his experiences as an interviewer for the 500 Oral Histories, and how he has been given the opportunity to network through the organization. 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.
2 mp4 video files; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf time log English; 3 jpg image files
Acculturation | Boat People | Business | Catholic | Engineer | Family | Identity | Real estate agent or broker | Refugee camp | Resettlement | Tradition or custom | Viet Kieu | Vietnam War | Camp Pendleton, California | San Diego County, California | Vietnam, Southern