About The Project

Beginning in 2017, the goal of this multi-year project is to document the history and experiences of Vietnamese Portlanders. As a city, Portland is well known for its white homogeneity. While this is statistically accurate, it also belies very real and growing diversity. This project is an attempt to promote Vietnamese American representation and create a more inclusive history of Portland by letting people of Vietnamese descent, across all walks of life tell their stories. In addition to interviews, we collect documents, photographs, and ephemera. 

This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon. Additional sponsors include the Council for Independent Colleges and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


If you have any questions, would like to find a time to meet, or want to know more about the project please email us at vietnameseportland@lclark.edu or call 503-768-7287.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Hannah Crummé
Head of Special Collections & College Archivist
E.J. Carter
Special Collections & Archives Librarian
Zoë Maughan
Vietnamese Portland Project Manager
Dr. Vân H. Truong

Community Partners 

  • Vietnamese Community of Oregon (VNCO)
  • Asian and Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
  • Vietnamese Senior Association of Oregon (VSAO)
  • Hội Phụ Huynh (HPH)