The Cambodian Community History and Archive Project ( CamCHAP )
The following pages contain photos, documents, and video from the HSLB Cambodian American History and Archive Project (CamCHAP). In these pages you will find information on Cambodia’s 2,000-year history and culture; materials on Cambodia’s Civil War and Khmer Rouge period (1970’s and 1980’s); the Cambodian Diaspora and United States’ refugee resettlement policies; how Cambodian refugees built communities throughout the U.S.; Cambodian profiles focusing on just a few of the individuals who made an impact over the years; and fifteen oral histories from the Cambodian American 1.5 Generation Oral History Project.
Within these pages we try to tell the story of why Cambodians came to the U.S., how their cultural practices have been recreated here, and the ways Cambodians have contributed to the social, cultural, economic, political, and revitalization of the communities they have settled in. This is not a complete story, but it is a beginning. We are hopeful that we will be able to continue to add to these pages.
HSLB was formed to collect and preserve historical materials and photographic images and disseminate historical information.
HSLB is collecting stories from those who live and work in this community to become part of our permanent archive. Our goal is to create a repository of stories and local communications that will be used by researchers, students, and other seeking to know more about Long Beach History.
Videos topics include, Mayor’s Oral History, Highlights of influential women in Long Beach, and videos from past Historical Cemetery Tours.
The ABC Scholars Program is a program of Dramatic Results that utilizes a federal education grant designed to increase the academic performance of middle school GATE and accelerated students at partnering schools. HSLB presents the Art of Storytelling Workshops for select students at LBUSD middle schools. Past workshops included Evelyn Knight and had a local civil rights theme, others encouraged students to build online exhibitions of their pandemic experiences.
At Home Activates for Everyone. Challenge your mind and your coloring skills while learning about Long Beach History.