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Oral History of Charlie Van Le
Le, Charlie Van
Pham, Tuan Quang
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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. Charlie Van Le, a graduate of University of Texas at Austin where he majored in Asian Studies and minored in Asian American Studies. This interview focused on his experiences as a second generation Vietnamese American growing up without learning much about his family’s experiences in Vietnam, during the war, and with migration. He is volunteering with the 500 Oral Histories Project in order to help preserve that history.
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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1 mp4 video file; 1 pdf transcription English
Business owner | College or university | Diaspora | Education | Family | Farming | Immigrant | Orderly Departure Program | Vietnam War
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Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation Oral Histories Project

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