This series documents Professor Sim’s university education, beginning with examination results at Wah Yan College, the English-system school run by the Jesuits in Hong Kong, where he spent two years improving his English before entering the University of Hong Kong in 1938. His notes at the latter, for Engineering courses in algebra, applied and pure mathematics and physics, survived the vicissitudes of war, but those for Medicine, to which he switched in the fall of 1940, did not. The files for Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy courses at the University of Washington (1946-1949) include course notes for only two courses (in French), some essays on his experiences during World War II and his coming to the United States, short essays on scientists, his BScPhm thesis, and a file on the 50th anniversary (1999) reunion of his class. Also present are copies of his Masters and Doctoral theses, a notebook on extractions and assays, a spoof on a technical paper, and an essay on his impressions of America. There are also files documenting his state pharmacist licence, which he obtained in 1951 and maintained until 1980, and on the course in pharmacognosy he taught while finishing his thesis and about which he later wrote.
Included in this series is a photo album of Professor Sim’s years at the University of Washington and a number of files of loose photos for the years 1947-1955 of him in his residences, his lab, with friends and colleagues and on vacation.