Collection comprises the holograph
Qua Con Bao Du (English translation published as
) 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
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.
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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.
Collection is open for research. Access to original audio cassettes is restricted; copies
are made for researcher use.