Week 7 Activity 2


Refugees from Indochina HR 6755


Bill Summary & Status 100th Congress (1987 – 1988) H.CON.RES.360




Week 7 Activity 1

Title: Hull-House Maps and Papers: A Presentation of Nationalities and Wages in a Congested District of Chicago, together with comments and essays on problems growing out of social conditions

Subject:   district of Chicago, maps,  Chicago

Description: The Hull-House Maps and Papers Nationality Maps illustrate the ethnic and racial diversity that existed in the neighborhood just east of Hull-House.

Creator: Hull-House Residents

Source: Hull-House Maps and Papers

Publisher: New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.

Date: 1895

Contributor: Reprinted by Chicago Neighborhood History Project

Rights: Hull-House Maps and Papers, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.

Relation:  Map No. 5 Stock Yard & Hyde Park District of Chicago, Showing Distribution of Foreign Population and Child Mortality in A.D. 1898

Format: PDF

Language: English

Type: Map, still image

Identifier: none

Coverage: 1889-1963

Blog week 6

I think my current set up with the external back up and secured password is good enough for now. I may seek to diversify my password pool in the future, but for now, it should work. I do plan on taking my security to a higher level, with a faraday cage to prevent damage from an EMP event.

Week 6: Activity 2 10/3

I currently have all my Facebook pictures saved on an external hard drive, however, I plan on converting them to TIFs. This step was because I had once lost my original copies, so FB was my only option to retrieve them. 

Most of my text documents are on Google docs, they are transferred to my external hard drive and drop box. My computer forces this step before they could be printed. They are converted to PDF during this stage, as that is my default reader. 

I keep most of music on my phone, it is stored on my micro SD card. I don’t plan on doing much more to the ones there.  My other audio files for videos are converted to WAV format on Audacity. 


These steps are important because it keeps a safe copy to be accessed, and at the same time, keeps the file from deteriorating over time. 



Week 6 activity 1

My password  security is most at risk in that I only use 3 passwords for everything, at random. The passwords are, however, non-related to myself, and foreign words with numbers in them. This does add security to my academic work, but finding one does put my work at immense risk. 

Week 5 Activity 1

Free to use, no copyright restrictions. The piece was posted in 1788. Any piece before 1923 is free for public use, without infringement.

Restricted. It is post 1923, therefor falls under copyright. There is also a fine print at the bottom that states that the poster used the copyright owner’s permission to reproduce.

Unrestricted as it can be used for academic purposes.

Put together as a gathering of sources, unhindered by copyright.


The type of immigration that I will be focusing on is the immigration of Vietnamese people into the United States. I will be focusing on the two main waves of Vietnamese immigration, during and post war. The question that the research will aim to answer: where did most Vietnamese immigrants settle in the United States, and what impact did they have on the local communities?

The sources I gathered are a composition of primary and secondary sources. The first, Vietnamese Immigrants in the United State

, is a background of the start of Vietnamese immigration, as well a map of the population. This shows where the Vietnamese communities are set up, and the contact they have with each other. The second,  Vietnamese Americans, talks about the numbers of immigrants and the reasons they left Vietnam. It is written by Vietnamese immigrants. The source also talks about the effect that Vietnamese communities had on the US economy and local culture. The last source, The History of Vietnamese Immigration, talks about the waves of Vietnamese immigration, where, and how they arrived in the USA.


Week 4 Activity 2- Annotated Bibliography


This source gives us a background on Vietnamese immigration to the US. It includes maps on how and where the Vietnamese populations are concentrated.



Chuong, Chung Hoan and Minh Hoa Ta. 2003. “Vietnamese Americans” Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America. <http://www.asian-nation.org/vietnamese.shtml&gt; (September 20, 2013).

The authors are Vietnamese themselves. The background and estimated amount of immigrants coming from Vietnam are discussed. The cause and effect is mentioned. There is also a part of the effect of the immigration wave on US economy and culture.



Povell, Marc. 2005. ” The American Immigration Law Foundation: The History of Vietnamese Immigration”. (September 20, 2013).


More background about the Vietnamese immigrant waves. The author is not Vietnamese. He discusses the first wave,  war refugees. The second wave was filled with disgruntled post-war immigrants. There is also information about how spread out Vietnamese communities are, and the geographical locations that they prefer.




Reflective Blog week 3

To begin looking for a primary source, one must begin to brainstorm questions that they have about the past. Once a list of questions have been assembled, it is time to narrow the list down to  a specific time frame in history.  Once a time frame is established, it is time to look for primary sources of that period in time. Primary sources can come in the form of diaries, newspapers, photographs, posters, etc. The main criteria in finding a primary source is to find one that can be used to analyze to answer questions about the specific time. One can ask questions such as, what was the culture and society like at the time? What important events pushed the development of a certain movement? How did people interact and see the world, what were their values? The most challenging sources to interpret are posters and photographs. One has to infer, and develop analysis, around the context of the images. For example, a photo of  Chinese children in a Chinatown would lead to the inference of a more permanent Chinese presence at the time, in the USA. I was trying to locate a personal diary or journal, but wasn’t able to find any.