The exodus from Vietnam brought many writers, artists and musicians to the United States. The loss and pain of the war and of the refugee experience, combined with the difficulties of adapting to a new culture, led many Vietnamese to express their feelings and experiences through prose, poetry, music, and painting. The urge to maintain their culture and to continue the rich intellectual life of the homeland has resulted in the production of many vital publications in both the Vietnamese and English languages, as well as new musical activity. Second generation Vietnamese Americans continue the tradition through additional creative activities, including contemporary theater and art.
42. The Ky 21 [Twenty-first Century]. May 1989. Westminster, Calif. Donated by Tung Cao.
45. Van Hoc [Literature]. March 1998. Westminster, Calif. Donated by Van Hoc.
The Ky 21, sponsored by the Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association, is a general magazine covering world news and local community events. The other three journals focus on literary criticism, short stories, poetry, and interviews.
46. Laughter from the Children of War. Written and performed by Club O'Noodles, South Coast Repertory Second Stage, Costa Mesa, Calif. Program, 1996. Donated by Daniel Tsang.
48. Tieng Chieu Roi [Sound of a Fallen Evening]. Audio cassette, 1983. Donated by Le Van Khoa.
49. Truong Ca Con Duong Cai Quan = Voyage Through The Motherland. San Jose, Calif.: CoLoa, 1995. Compact disc.
Vietnamese composer Pham Duy's autobiography and music.
50. Home=Ngoi Nha. San Jose, Calif.: Association for Viet Arts, 1995. Exhibit catalog. Donated by Darlene Nguyen-Ely.
51. 20 Years After the Fall: Vietnamese American Art. Downey, Calif.: Downey Museum of Art, 1995? Exhibit catalog. Donated by Darlene Nguyen-Ely.
52. "Qua Con Bao Du." Manuscript, 1983-1989.
53. Interviews with Vietnamese land refugees. Audio cassette, 1983.
54. Stormy Escape: A Vietnamese Woman's
Account of Her 1980 Flight.
55. Qua Con Bao Du: Hoi Ky Vuot Bien
Bang Duong Bo.