Southeast Asian Resource Action Center records

The Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC) was established in Washington D.C. in 1979 as the Indochinese Resource Action Center (IRAC). The center serves as a national clearinghouse for information on Indochinese refugees, as well as a technical assistance center for the Southeast Asian Ame...

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Collection: Southeast Asian Resource Action Center Records
Collection Number: 3021
Corporate Authors: Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (Creator)
Format: Manuscript
Language: English
Online Access: Link to finding aid
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245 1 |a Southeast Asian Resource Action Center records  |f 1979-1999, undated 
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520 |a The Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC) was established in Washington D.C. in 1979 as the Indochinese Resource Action Center (IRAC). The center serves as a national clearinghouse for information on Indochinese refugees, as well as a technical assistance center for the Southeast Asian American community. A group of concerned Americans founded the organization in the aftermath of the Cambodian Killing Fields and in the midst of the Vietnamese boat people crisis. IRAC has repeatedly redefined its mission, however, as its constituency of Indochinese refugees became United States citizens. In 1992, IRAC changed its name to the Southeast Asian Resource Action Center, because of the colonial overtones implied by the French term Indochina. Although the majority of the collection documents the activities of SEARAC through petitions, office files, and a technical assistance resource bank, there is also material pertaining to various Mutual Assistance Associations throughout the country. 
541 1 |a Gift of Southeast Asian Resource Action Center; 1998, 1999, 2000 acquired 
555 |a Finding Aid Available Online:  
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Southeast Asian Resource Action Center Records  |l 3021 
856 4 2 |y Link to finding aid  |u http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/s/searac3021.htm