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Lura McLane Smith collection of Korean missionary materials

Identifier: A 293

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1952-1973


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and 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 and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

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.


0.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 manuscript box

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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.


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

Other Finding Aids

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

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection has been microfilmed. Microfilm reels are available for purchase, or via Inter-library Loan. When requesting reels for this collection, please request: “Women’s Lives, Series 3, American Women Missionaries and Pioneers Collection, reel(s) 56-57.”

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.

Processing Information

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.

Guide to the Lura McLane Smith Collection of Korean Missionary Materials
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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA