SEAAdoc: Documenting the Southeast Asian American Experience
Anne Frank

Irvine Libraries Southeast Asian Archive
University of California




This presentation will introduce the web portal on Southeast Asian Americans created by the University of California, Irvine Libraries Southeast Asian Archive. This digitalization project was funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2003-2005).

SEAAdoc: Documenting the Southeast Asian American Experience web portal is an educational web site that focuses on the cultural, economic, educational, political, and social experiences of refugees and immigrants from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Its objective is to present a sampling of historical and contemporary primary and secondary materials about the diverse Southeast Asian populations in the United States, which can be used by students, educators, researchers, and the general public for research and teaching purposes. The documents in this project are from the collections housed in the Southeast Asian Archive, unit of the Department of Special Collections and Archives at Langson Library located at the University of California, Irvine.

This presentation will focus on SEAAdoc’s resources on Laotian Americans, including ethnic Lao, Hmong, Iu Mien, Khmu, and Lahu.