Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Title
Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association (FVPPA) Collection
Association
Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation
Collection Number
1849
Date(s)
1905-2001, bulk 1977-1999
Size
157 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D161.1A
Processed by
A. Mallett, May. 2008[Updated: Nov. 2011 by J. Saffell]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

The Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association Collection contains 157 linear feet of immigration applications, correspondence, speeches, meeting notes, financial and legal records, printed materials, and other administrative records that document the activities of the Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association (FVPPA), a non-profit organization active from 1977-1999 in campaigning for the release of re-education camp prisoners in Vietnam. The records document not only the activities of the FVPPA, but also the individual stories of 12,000 applicants for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) Orderly Departure Program (ODP). The collection is arranged in six series: ODP Applications, Office Files, Resettlement Files, Master Lists of Applicants, Restricted/Reserved Files, and Oversized Documents.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Restricted: The Office Files, Resettlement Files, Master Lists of Applicants, and Oversized Documents series are open for research. The ODP Applications Series is restricted until December 1, 2008 (now open to researchers). The Restricted/Reserved Files series is restricted indefinitely.

Collection Inventory

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

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