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The CURA publications library is currently being digitized by the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy. When the project is complete, the entire CURA publications library will be online and fully searchable. Unfortunately, during this process we are not able to honor individual requests for publications . Additionally, we no longer have physical copies of publications to send out.

New publications are digitized daily and the publications catalog on the CURA website is not automatically updated with links to scanned copies, so please search the CURA collection at the Digital Conservancy for the publications you are looking for:

Southeast Asian Refugee Studies/Refugee Studies Center Archival Collection.

Southeast Asian Refugee Studies (SARS) Project.

The Southeast Asian Refugee Studies (SARS) project at the University of Minnesota began in 1980. The project's original mission was to encourage, coordinate, and support research related to the people from Southeast Asia who have resettled in the U.S. Although the founders were interested primarily in Hmong language, culture, and resettlement problems, the program's focus was eventually expanded to include people from Cambodia and Vietnam. CURA provided space and administrative financial support to SARS. Budget reductions and priority changes required CURA to cease its administrative support in 1993, and the center moved to the Institute of International Studies Program (IISP) in Nicholson Hall. To accommodate growing interest in the arrival of refugees from the former Soviet Union and African nations, the Center's name was changed from SARS to the Refugee Studies Center (RSC) in 1995, and the RSC's mission was broadened to include new refugee populations that were resettling in the U.S. and Minnesota. RSC remained housed in Nicholson Hall until 1999, when it closed its doors. The SARS/RSC archival collection is now maintained by the Immigration History Research Center. The archive contains one of the world's largest collections of Southeast Asian refugee resettlement materials, as well as Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe. Materials include SARS/RSC organizational records and correspondence documenting its activities; published works of scholarship; unpublished manuscripts; journals and articles; Hmong language audiotapes; slides of refugees abroad and in the United States; reports of information provided to the federal government as well as studies about refugee lives; and videos documenting the living conditions of refugees in refugee camps and in the United States. A finding aid to materials in the archival collection, as well as historical information about the project, are located at the website listed below.

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