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Hilary Smith Collection (2330) Finding Aid

Item Number: 23300000000
 Collection
Association:
Minh Quy Hospital

Scope and Contents

Book titled Lighting Candles: Hospital Memories of Vietnam's Montagnards by Hilary Smith documents the activities from 1971-1973 at Minh Quy Hospital which was established by Dr. Pat Smith of Seattle to care for Montagnards in Kontum in the Vietnamese Central Highlands. Letters written by Hilary Smith to her father during her service at Minh Quy Hospital, including letter exchanges between Hilary and other nurses from the hospital. Also included in the donation is an early manuscript draft of Smith's book Lighting Candles, and photocopies of newspaper articles about Minh Quy Hospital. Also two large maps of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand, a Tacitaal Zone map, and a large collection of photographs, and negatives of Minh Quy Hospital.

Dates

  • 29 March 2012
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.5
Pages
1
Location(s)
D013.7C, Library, Map Drawers section 12 drawer 12, Photograph Collection
1
Books

Lighting Candles: Hospital Memories of Vietnam's Montagnards by Hilary Smith, 1988
VA068836-VA068964

1
Photographs

519 negatives 120 photos

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2
Maps

II Corps Tacitcal Zone Special Map 1:250,000 Series 1501 Map Drawer Section 12 Drawer 12
National Geographic Magazine Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand 1:1,900,800 Map drawer Section 12 Drawer 12

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.7 ]]

Inventory

  • Basic information on Vietnam
  • New York Times newspaper clippings from August 1972- April 1975
  • Vietnam Trip Report October 1-8, 1981
  • Letters to Hilary from Susan and Pat 1972-1975, plus a drawing of a hut
  • Letters to Louis Braille from Pat, John, and Rita 1972
  • Miscellaneous letters from Smith's friends
  • Articles about the Minh Quy Hospital
  • List of nurses, medication at Minh Quy Hospital and a Minh Quy newsletter
  • Letters to Pat Smith September 26, 1971- February 8, 1972 (evelopes behind letters)
  • Letters to Ames & David 1971
  • Letter to Jill and Chris 1972
  • Excerpts from Smith's journal with personal notes
  • Vietnam Dreams
  • "Lighting Candles" manuscript pages 1-106 with 2 photocopy maps and typed note
  • "Lighting Candles" manuscript pages 107-233 & i-v
  • Letters to Hilary from her father August 13, 1971- April 22, 1972
  • Email correspondence from a physician at Minh Quy to Hilary Smith about a book Hilary was writing (August 13, 2014)
1
Books

Lighting Candles: Hospital Memories of Vietnam's Montagnards by Hilary Smith, 1988
VA068836-VA068964

1
Photographs

519 negatives 120 photos

Click here to view all Photographs
2
Maps

II Corps Tacitcal Zone Special Map 1:250,000 Series 1501 Map Drawer Section 12 Drawer 12
National Geographic Magazine Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand 1:1,900,800 Map drawer Section 12 Drawer 12

Click here to view all Maps

Pub Credit Line
23300000000, Hilary Smith Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 29 Mar 2012 [Updated: 16 Oct 2018]