Guide to the Lura McLane Smith Collection of Korean Missionary Materials
1952-1973

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Smith, Lura Wilma McLane, 1885-1979
Title: Lura McLane Smith collection of Korean missionary materials
Dates: 1952-1973 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: A 293
Summary: Lura McLane Smith's (1885-1979) husband, Roy K. Smith (1885-1958), was a Presbyterian medical missionary in Korea, in Seoul and Mason. The collection contains booklets, pamphlets, newspaper and magazine clippings related to Smith’s missionary work in Korea.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Little is known about the life of Lura McLane Smith (1885-1979). Her husband’s missionary service took her to Korea in the 1940s. She kept a record of missionary activities (from reports to newspaper articles) on the activities of other missionaries in the western Pacific. Her husband, Roy K. Smith (1885-1958) was a Presbyterian medical missionary in Korea, in Seoul and Mason.

Content Description

The collection is divided into three series. Correspondence includes incoming correspondence from Allen D. Clark, Harry and Mary Hill, and Howard and Delle Moffet. Reports, Obituaries, and Anecdotes contains reports by Harry and Mary Hill of the Korea Mission, Chung Ju Station, and Chongju’s Home-School for Blind Children. The third series contains booklets, scrapbooks, pamphlets, clippings, and magazines, which are arranged by date. The pamphlets, clippings, and magazines were collected over a period of decades, from 1946 – 1973.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Lura McLane Smith collection of Korean missionary materials, A 293, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series: Series I: Correspondence Series II: Reports, Obituaries, and Anecdotes Series III: Pamphlets, Clippings, Booklets, and Miscellaneous

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by David Young, October 2005.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Additional Reference Guides :  

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Related Materials :  

Other collections relating to Roy K. Smith and Lura McLane Smith at Special Collections and University Archives include: Roy K. Smith and Lura McLane Smith letters from Korea, A 206; Roy K. Smith and Lura McLane Smith collection of Korean missionary materials, Ax 706

Special Collections and University Archives hold related collections on missionaries.


Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Smith, Lura Wilma McLane, 1885-1979
  • Subject Terms :
  • Missionaries, Medical--Korea
  • Missionaries, Medical--Korea--Correspondence
  • Presbyterian Church--Missions--Korea
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence

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