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Title
Oral History of Annthy Thao Nguyen
Creator
Nguyen, Annthy Thao
Contributor
Vo Dang, Thuy
Date Created and/or Issued
2015-02-26
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
Collection
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project
Rights Information
copyrighted
Description
Oral history of Ms. Annthy Thao Nguyen, born in 1956 in Saigon, Vietnam. She is the seventh child in a family of eleven children, and her father worked for USAID. She described her childhood in Saigon attending school up until her second year of college when South Vietnam collapsed. During the final days of South Vietnam, she was separated from her parents and siblings who escaped the country at that time and thought she had died. Four years later, she escaped Vietnam as a boat refugee, passed through Pulau Bidong, Malaysia and resettled in Orange County, California. She put herself through ESL and community college courses and then transferred to Cal State Long Beach to complete her degree. She hopes to retire at 62 and focus on her photography hobby.
Recorded Digitally
Type
sound
Format
01:00:12
Identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/11974
Language
English
Vietnamese
Subject
Acculturation
Boat People
Buddhist
Catholic
College or university
Communism
Communist
Education
Employment
Escape
English as a second language (ESL)
Family
Family reunification
Orderly Departure Program
Poverty
Refugee camp (Malaysia)
Resettlement
Sponsors or sponsorship
USAID
Orange County, California
Pulau Bidong Refugee Camp, Malaysia
Santa Ana, California
Saigon (Vietnam)
Time Period
1950-1959

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