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Guide to the Fort Chaffee Photographs of Vietnamese and Cambodian Refugees
MS-SEA025  
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Description
This collection is comprised of black and white photographs and negatives taken of Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees living at Fort Chaffee, a military base in Arkansas. The photographs document the daily life of the refugees, including the arrival of refugees by plane and bus, a visit from President Gerald Ford, refugee education and social activities.
Background
Fort Chaffee, a military base located in northwestern Arkansas, was a key military training installation from the early days of World War II until its closing in September 1997. Construction of the base began on September 9, 1941, with the first soldiers arriving on December 7, 1941. The mission of the post was to train U.S. soldiers for combat in Europe, America and the Pacific. Following WWII, Camp Chaffee became Fort Chaffee and continued to train U.S. Army personnel in a variety of military specialties.
Extent
0.4 linear feet (1 box) 33 digitized images
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. These materials are in the public domain. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Southeast Asian Archive Librarian.
Availability
Collection open for research.