SEA Archive Staff

Anne Frank is the librarian in charge of the Southeast Asian Archive. She first came to the UCI Library in 1966 as a Humanities cataloger/acquisitions librarian. Presently she is the librarian responsible for non-governmental Orange County materials and divides her time between the Reference Department and the Southeast Asian Archive. Anne was a history major at UC Berkeley, where she received her B.A. and M.L.S. Recently she received an M.A. in Public History from CSU Dominguez Hills.

Besides the overall administration of the Archive, Anne's primary responsibility is selecting materials for the collection. The emphasis is on materials which ordinarily would not be selected for the general collection, either because of their physical nature (ephemera, pamphlets, etc.), language, or specific subject matter. Especially valued are materials from the Southeast Asian communities, which otherwise might be ignored and lost for present and future research.

My Huong N. Tran has been the student assistant in the Southeast Asian Archive since Spring 1989. She is a senior in Comparative Culture and plans to attend the University of San Francisco Administrative Nursing program after graduation. My was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year, a very great honor.

My is originally from Saigon. In 1983 she and her older sister came to Stockton, California to live with their uncle and aunt, after fleeing Vietnam by boat and spending time in a refugee camp in Singapore. My's parents and nine brothers and sisters are still in Vietnam, but are expected to arrive on the Orderly Departure Program by the end of the year.

My's principle responsibility is processing the Vietnamese language material in the Archive. She also does varied clerical tasks for the Archive such as photocopying newspaper articles, keeping the shelves in order and checking in new periodicals.