The latest in our #fromthearchives series. This particular letter by Nguyen Thi Trung Tuyen was written to her older brother, warning him about increased surveillance and updating him about their family.
In letters written to his family overseas, Vu Manh Tuan talks about his life in a refugee camp in Hong Kong, including his efforts to continue making art.
These following documents detail Huynh Van Thanh's efforts to appeal the decision to reject his claim for refugee status. In this appeal packet, there is a Letter of Introduction written by an acquaintance, a copy of the official decision, the actual appeal request itself, and a series of supporting documents (some of which are missing).
PYD is currently collaborating with Boat People SOS (BPSOS) Youth Coordinator, Trung Nguyen, and Vietnamese Studies Students at Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute of University of Wisconsin-Madison (SEASII) on a summer project to go through a large archive of letters written between the late 1970s and the mid-1990s by Vietnamese Boat Refugees seeking asylum and/or family unification after the Vietnam War.