Hmong Archives now open to the public

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SUAB HMONG NEWS (02/15/2016) — Hmong Archives now open to the public starting February 10, 2015 at East Side Freedom Library on 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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YuePheng Xiong, Co-Chair of the Hmong Archives and owner of the Hmong ABC, said that he and his group started to form the Hmong Archives 17 years ago.

“At Hmong Archives, we are collecting all the things that Hmong invented. As you see here, mostly books but we have collected them 17 years ago” said YuePheng Xiong.

The following information taken from the hmongarchives.org web site:

Collections

About the Collections

Currently we have no catalog of our 171000 accessioned items. We are creating an Access catalog with individual records and photos for over 26,000 website records of our Archival Boxes, Books, Maps, Newspapers, Objects, Periodicals, Posters, and Works of Art, and then WorldCat records so you will be able to search by Author, Title, or Subject at any time or place.

BOOKS (6,100 volumes) with WorldCat records are shelved by Library of Congress classification. They will be the first to be cataloged, but hundreds of Chinese, English, Hmong, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese titles not in WorldCat will require original cataloging. Many of our books have less than ten WorldCat owners.

AUDIO (2,800 items) and VIDEO (4,000 items) materials are being listed on three Excel documents for Documentaries, Films, and Musicians. Documentaries include only Videos and are listed by Library of Congress classification number. Films are also only Videos and are listed alphabetically by title, with both Hmong and other language titles listed. Musicians are from cassettes, CDs, phonographs records, tapes, and videos, with the main entry under the first named musician, as well as entries for other named performers. Clan names are standardized (thus Lao, Lauj, and Lo are all under Lor), but first names are recorded as presented, with cross references if variations appear (e.g. Tou and Tub under Tub, but note at Tou to see Tub)

STATISTICS for 171,000 accessioned items as of 31 August 2014 are:

Archival boxes: 129        
Files: 100,987     {sidebar id=1}
Photographs: 16,705
Audio: 2,619      
Maps: 816          
Posters: 5,698
Books: 5,967      
Newspapers: 3,661        
Videos: 3,871
Cards: 15,267    
Objects: 4,949  
Works of Art: 410
Periodicals: 4,377

For more information about Hmong Archives, visit hmongarchives.org website.

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