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Nguyen Thi Xuan Phuong Collection (1477) Finding Aid

Item Number: 14770000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

A hat, a red bag with the text 'minh hanh', and four Vietnamese childrens' shirts. Nguyen Thi Xuan Phuong made the four shirts for her sons from disassembled fragments of her shirts and damaged blankets. She kept the shirts throughout the war and the post-war period, even when she could have exchanged them for extra rations during the evacuation of Hanoi. The six museum objects were donated by her grandson, Nguyen Minh.

Dates

  • 03 December 2004

Biographical / Historical

Nguyen Thi Xuan Phuong left her family in Hue in 1945 to fight against the French in the resistance at the age of 16. While living in the jungle, she started a family and moved to Hanoi after 1954. There she practiced medicine and taught as a university professor, and later made propaganda films against the Americans for North Vietnam. When this collection was donated, she owned the Lotus Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Her autobiography Ao Dai is co-authored by herself and her grandson, Nguyen P. Minh.
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Finding Aid
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Location(s)
Museum Objects
3
Museum Objects

A hat: 1477museum1445
A tote bag with the text "minh hanh": 1477museum1446
Four Vietnamese childrens' shirts: 1477museum1447, 1477museum1448, 1477museum1449, and 1477museum1450

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3
Museum Objects

A hat: 1477museum1445
A tote bag with the text "minh hanh": 1477museum1446
Four Vietnamese childrens' shirts: 1477museum1447, 1477museum1448, 1477museum1449, and 1477museum1450

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Pub Credit Line
14770000000, Nguyen Thi Xuan Phuong Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 03 Dec 2004 [Updated: 06 Dec 2004]