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Guide to the Kim Hà Papers MS.SEA.003
MS.SEA.003  
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Description
Collection comprises the holograph manuscript of Qua Con Bao Du (English translation published as Stormy Escape) by Kim Hà, correspondence and newspaper articles relating to the book, other articles written by Hà and others on the subject of Vietnamese land refugees, audio recordings of her interviews with eight Vietnamese land refugees, and monographs geared towards Vietnamese Catholics who want to live devout lives. Materials are in Vietnamese and English.
Background
Kim Hà is the pen name of Pham Thi Kim Nhung, who was born in 1950 in Hai Duong, North Vietnam. In 1955 she moved with her family to Saigon, South Vietnam. She was a student at the University of Saigon, where she completed a degree in Education in 1973, and at the National University of Social Work, where she completed a degree in 1975. Following the fall of Saigon in April 1975, Hà and her family made several unsuccessful attempts after 1975 to escape by boat to the United States, resulting in the jailing of her husband in Vietnam and the loss of her job as a teacher.
Extent
0.8 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Southeast Asian Archive Librarian.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Access to original audio cassettes is restricted; copies are made for researcher use.