Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Bill Rose Collection
Minh Quy Hospital
Collection Number
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D102.4F; Library; Oversized, Individual Collection D054.1; Periodicals; D203.7; D204.7; D204.6
Processed by
M. Barnard, Mar. 2011[Updated: Oct. 2013 by A. Hooker]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

Less than a quarter of a linear foot of articles and newsletters document Bill Rose's work in Vietnam with the Minh Quy Hospital and Vietnam Christian Service from 1967 and on into the 1970s.

Biographical Note

Bill Rose graduated from Amherst College in 1955. Before earning a Master's Degree in Social Work at Bryn Mawr College in 1967, Rose spent four years as a reporter for the Peruvian Times in Lima as well as working in the Congo as a refugee worker with the Red Cross and later the United Nations. After earning his Master's Degree, Rose became a Community Development Social Worker with Vietnam Christian Service. He later became a volunteer at Minh Quy Hospital in Kontum.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Article, 'Report from II Corps, Aftermath of the Offensive,' by William E. Rose
Dr. Pat Smith's Newsletter, October 1973

December 1973 (2 copies)

January 1974
Article, 'The Cruelest Month,' by William E. Rose
Report on Minh Quy Hosptial, by Bill Rose, Kontum 1973
A pamphlet titled Asia Connection Inc - A Brief Sumary donated to the Vietnam Archive by Bill Rose
Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles 1965 - 1984
Miscellaneous Anonymous Poetry
Saigon Retail Prices List
Two copies of 'The Sales Pitch You'll Hear Today…'
Statement of the Vietnamese American Community October 5, 1995
'Bong Hong Cai Ao' (A Flower for You) by Nhat Hanh in Vietnamese
'Mois and Maquis: The Invention and Appropriation of Vietnam's Montagnards from Sabatier to the CIA' by Oscar Salemink
'Vietnam Since the War (1975 1995)' by Frederick Z. Brown
Book Review of Bao Ninh's 'The Sorrow of War'
Book Review of 'The Journal of an American who Stayed to Witness Vietnam's Post - War Transition' by Earl S. Martin
'Henry Kissinger: The Evacuation of Vietnam'
Poem 'APO 96225' by Larry Rottmann
Bibliography of 'A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam' by Neil Sheehan
Letter from Bill Rose to Dr. Schanberg with article 'MIA Story Demands to be Kept Alive' by Sydney H. Schanberg
Vietnam Liaison Office, Washington, DC, booklet
Two Letters Written in Vietnamese
'Vietnamese People Need Your Help' Flyer
Correspondence from Sydney H. Schanberg to Dr. Bill Rose
Correspondence from Robert Miller to Dr. Bill Rose
'Movie at Britton Plaza' Booklet
Letters to President Gerald Ford from William Rose March 1975
Letter to Gerry Hickey at Cornell University from Bill Rose June 4, 1975
'A Minute on Peace'
Letter Containing New Zealand Contact Information
Letter to Mr. Herbert Hayward from Melba Badders, Director of the Kontum Hospital Fund, Inc.
Letter from Saigon to Bill Rose
Contribution Card to Kontum Hospital Fund, Inc.
Letter to Melba Badders from Bill Rose
Oral History with Dr. Pat Smith of Minh Quy Hospital Transcript August 30, 1990, by Rosalie McQuade
Cable from Quaker Team in Saigon on May 10, 1975 about liberation of Da Nang
'The New Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam' Pamphlet
Letter Explaining the Fall of Minh Quy Hospital 1975
Court Order to Transfer Assets
Minutes of Special Meeting of Board of Trustees of Kontum Hospital Fund, Inc.
Articles of Dissolution of Kontum Hospital Fund, Inc.
Pages of Dr. Pat Smith's Newsletter February, March, and May 1975
Letter to Michelle Liu from Bill Rose Concerning Creating a Biography of Dr. Pat Smith March 22, 2010
TIME Article 'Healing the Montagnards' January 13, 1967
Stars and Stripes Article 'Doc Grandma Plots to Return to Highlands' May 3, 1972
Copies of pages from a book about Vietnamese Culture
'The Vietnam Conflict: The Substance and the Shadow' Booklet
TIME Article 'The Nation' January 7, 1966
Pages from 'The New Yorker' January 6, 1975
Handwritten Notes about the History of Vietnam
Executive Travel Guide to Vietnam
Misc. Correspondence 1973 - 1975
Vietnam map booklet
Photocopies of Maps of Vietnam
Two- Vietnamese Newspapers
Oversized, Individual Collection (D054.1)
Oversized Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles Dates Ranging from 1966 - 1985

Separated Materials

The Men We Left Behind: Henry Kissinger, the Politics of Deceit and the Tragic Fate of POWs After the Vietnam War by Mark Sauter and Jim Sanders, 1993.

Reckless Disregard by Renata Adler, 1986.

Saigon in the Flesh, 1965.

Vietnam: a Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit by Robert Storey and Daniel Robinson, 1995.
Hanoi Map in Vietnamese.

Ho Chi Minh City Map 1996 in Vietnamese (2).
Museum Objects
2353museum4526 Hand - Woven Montagnard Cloth from Dak To.

2353museum4527A Long Montagnard Knife from Dak To.

2353museum4527B Short Montagnard Knife from Dak To.

2353museum4528 A-D Hand Carved Wooden Montagnard Pipes from Dak To.

2353museum4534 Two hand - carved wooden Montagnard pipe stems from Dak To.
Indochina Chronology July - September 1996 Volume XV Number 3.
Harper's Magazine July 1975 Volume 251 Number 1502.

The Retired Officer Magazine July 1993 Volume XLIX Number 7.

Military History October 1984.

Newsweek May 5, 1975.

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive