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Vietnamese Student Association Records

Identifier: RG02.0003.057

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Scope and Contents

The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) records contain materials from the student organization on the University of Iowa Campus from their early years in 1986 to 2020. Containing organizational administrative records including constituions in both Vietnamese and English, a run of their VSA magazine published predmominately in Vietnamese, and brochures, programs, and fliers from their annual Lunar New Year celebration, this collection represents the breadth of their activities on campus.

This collection is part of the Student Organizations Organizing their Records (SOAR) project in the University Archives. The Purpose of SOAR is to ensure that the legacy of each student organization on the University of Iowa campus is being actively preserved. Involving students in the organization, description, and care for their organization’s archival collection is an integral part of making the history of student organizations visible on our campus. Learn more about SOAR.


  • Creation: 1986-2020

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed at a campus department or center outside of the UI Libraries. To access these materials, please check the current operating hours of the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives as the source of the material. For further information, visit

Biographical / Historical

Since 1983, members of the Vietnamese Student Association have been the University of Iowa’s representatives for the Vietnamese-American and international student community. Through programming such as the Lunar New Years Festival, philanthropic fundraisers, and community gatherings, the Vietnamese Student Association has fostered cultural awareness for the broader University of Iowa community and served as a vibrant organization for Vietnamese students on campus. Since 2003, the Vietnamese Student Association has been affiliated with the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center where it hosts general board meetings, practices traditional dances, and plans large scale events.


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Physical Location

The Vietnamese Student Association Records are housed at the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) on the University of Iowa Campus. They are not stored at the UI Libraries. To view these records please visit APACC during their hours of operation, which can be found here:

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242