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Center for Vietnamese Studies records

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Center for Vietnamese Studies Reports and Official Files

Publications

Photographs


Center for Vietnamese Studies records, 1946-1988 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Katherine Orze

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Collection Overview

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ID: 3/RG 27/3

Primary Creator: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Center for Vietnamese Studies.

Extent: 9.25 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into three series: Series 1: Center for Vietnamese Studies Reports and Official Files, Series 2: Publications, and Series 3: Photographs.

Date Acquired: 12/21/1990. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Southeast Asia - Study and teaching, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Center for Vietnamese Studies., Teachers - Training of

Languages: English, Vietnamese, French, Lao, Russian, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Center for Vietnamese Studies records, ranging from 1946-1985 consists of three series. Series 1: Center for Vietnamese Studies Reports and Official Files, 1946-1982, contains official files and reports created by the Center. It includes grant information, committee minutes, and various newspaper clippings highlighting criticism and protest against the Center. It also includes some information on Southern Illinois Normal University/Southern Illinois University's Veterans Center (during WWII, Vietnam) and the Vietnam war. Series 2: Publications, 1970-1985,contains various publications collected by the Center on the subject of Southeast Asia. It includes newsletters, refugee reports, english as a second language education reports, magazines, and books in multiple languages published all over the world. Series 3: Photographs,1961-1965, consists of photographs taken and collected by Dr. Fred Armistead and his wife, Marie Armistead, during their time in southern Vietnam as a part of the Elementary Teacher Education Program. The Armistead's participated for a small portion of the program through SIU in 1961-1965. These photos contain images from the Elementary Education program and a few souvenirs from tourist locations they visited. There are also a small number of oversized photos from their trip.

Biographical Note

The Center for Vietnamese Studies and Programs was created in March 1969 under the supervision of Area and International Service, but after student protest the name of the center was changed to the Center for Vietnamese Studies to emphasize its mission as an academic unit. The Center for Vietnamese Studies was approved by the SIUC Board of Trustees on March 21, 1969, and the State of Illinois Board of Higher Education on June 3, 1969. It became officially operational on July 1st, 1969 and remained active throughout the 1970s. Using funding from the five year AID 211-d grant the Center was funded for six years (the last year being stretched from previous funds).

Throughout these six years the center offered various courses and lectures from resident and visiting  professors despite constant criticism and protest. Protests on the Center and the Vietnam war prompted the mid-semester school closure in 1970, but the Center resumed when the University reopened. That same year SIU became the largest resource on southeast Asia in Illinois. AID funding gradually decreased throughout the term of the grant, making the beginning years of the Center the most accomplished. As the grant ended the Center attempted to raise money itself to continue operation, but failed. The Center was not carried on the SIU list of accounts for personnel after 1973.

Once the Center ended in 1973/1974 the office was moved from Woody Hall to Pulliam Hall where it still existed under Dr. Dinh-Hoa Nguyen, who did not receive any special compensation for the role. The room held many of the publications and books acquired from the grant that were eventually moved to Morris Library. Hoa, a tenured professor in linguistics, continued to conduct activities including: responding to information requests on SE Asia, providing consultations, and generating personal publications. The Center is presumed to have closed once Hoa left the University.

Subject/Index Terms

Southeast Asia - Study and teaching
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Center for Vietnamese Studies.
Teachers - Training of

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Accruals: Accession MSS 1638, received on June 3, 1999.  These were books and photographs relating to Dr. Fred Armistead's time as part of the Elementary Teacher Education Program.

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Accession 337.

Preferred Citation: [Items], Center for Vietnamese Studies records, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Processed by Katherine Orze in April-May 2014.


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These photos were taken and collected by Dr. Fred Armistead and his wife, Marie Armistead, during their time in southern Vietnam as a part of the Elementary Teacher Education Program. Southern Illinois University participated in the program from 1961-1971, and the Armisteads participated from 1961-1965. These photos contain images from the Elementary Education program and souvenirs from tourist locations they visited.  Box 10 contains oversize photographs.
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