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A Dinner in Honor of Anne Frank

Anne Frank

The UC Irvine Libraries &
The Southeast Asian Archive Advisory Board

A Dinner in Honor of Anne Frank

September 18, 2008
6 pm
Seafood World Restaurant, Westminster, California

Please join us as we honor Anne and support the Southeast Asian Archive at the UCI Libraries.
The evening will include dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, a program of speakers, and exciting entertainment for a very special celebration.

Reservations requested. For registration and information please call (949) 824-5300 or email partners@uci.edu.

To register by mail, fill out a reservation card, and send with your ticket fee to:
UCI Libraries Development Office
P.O. Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623-9557

Anne Frank and the Southeast Asian Archive:

Anne Frank was the founding librarian of the UCI Libraries' Southeast Asian Archive until her retirement in 2007. The impetus for the now nationally distinguished collection came during the mid-1980s from the Southeast Asian American community in Orange County. In response, the UC Irvine Libraries - under Anne's leadership - established the Archive in 1987. In addition to her tireless work on the Archive, Anne has been very active in the Southeast Asian American community, participating in local organizations and attending countless programs. Among her numerous honors is the lifetime achievement award from the Association for Asian American Studies.

The Southeast Asian Archive documents the experiences and collects materials relating to the resettlement of immigrants and refugees, by boat and by land, from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam in the United States and to a lesser extent, worldwide. Since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, nearly half of these diaspora have settled in California. As a result, there is a special focus on materials pertaining to Southeast Asians in Orange County and California. Members of the community donated the initial materials for the Archive, and donors continue to play a very strong role in building its collections: books, journals, magazines, personal narratives, newspapers, videos, posters, paintings, conference proceedings, ephemera, and government documents. To see a cross-section of visual images and text from the Archive, visit SEAAdoc: http://seaadoc.lib.uci.edu.