Overview of the Collection
Special Collections & Archives
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
Reference Code: USGZE UHC283
Accession Number: 06-123
Collection Number: University Historical Collection 283
Creators: O’Connell, Jack
Title: Jack O’Connell Hmong Collection
Quantity: 0.8 linear feet (2 archives boxes)
Location of Collection: A10/2h
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Various records relating to vocational-technical education and social assistance available to Eau Claire area Hmong refugees in the 1980s and 1990s.
Jack O’Connell, an Eau Claire area resident and English as a second language instructor at the Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was an active participant in several Eau Claire organizations that served the Hmong immigrant community and appears to have been integral to the development of Hmong-oriented vocational and technical education in the Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education District One.
The collection consists of various records – meeting minutes, agendas, grant applications, and correspondence – from several Hmong social service agencies, including the Eau Claire Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, the Indochinese Refugee Committee, and the St. Olaf Refugee Committee. Fragmentary records of VTAE District One vocational and technical courses for Hmong refugees contain curricular and limited student information. The collection also includes information on Hmong demographics in Wisconsin and newspaper clippings about the Eau Claire area Hmong population.
Acquisition Information: Donated to Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire prior to March 2006.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.
Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Preferred Citation: Jack O’Connell Hmong Collection, 1980-1990. UHC 283. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland and Jolene Arnold in May 2006
Arrangement: Flat arrangement; alphabetical order
Personal Names: O’Connell, Jack
Eau Claire Hmong Mutual Assistance Society (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Indochinese Refugee Committee (Eau Claire, Wis.)
St. Olaf Refugee Committee (Eau Claire, Wis.)
District One Technical Institute (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Hmong Americans – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Hmong Americans – Education
Hmong Americans – Relocation
Refugees – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Immigrants – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Detailed List of Contents
Cross Cultural Cleaning Service Business Plan
Eau Claire County Mental Health Service Program for Southeast Asian Refugees
Governors’ Commission on Minority Participation in Voc-Tech Education Reports
Hmong Mutual Assistance Association
Indochinese Refugee Committee
St. Olaf Refugee Committee
VTAE Dist. One: Cross Cultural Cleaning Communications
VTAE Dist. One: Cross Cultural Cleaning Students
VTAE Dist. One: Fire Fighting & EMT—Hmong
VTAE Dist. One: Fork Lift Driver Training
VTAE Dist. One: Hmong electronics assembly
VTAE Dist. One: Hmong Farm co-op
VTAE Dist. One: Hmong Food Service Graduate Resumes
VTAE Dist. One: Hmong Woodworking
VTAE Dist. One: Sewing-Hmong
VTAE Dist. One: Shortterm Refugee Classes