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   Kim, Yong-jeung Papers 1906-1994.

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Bib ID:4079728 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Kim, Yong-jeung, 1898-1975.
Title:Kim, Yong-jeung Papers 1906-1994.
Physical description:5 linear ft. (ca.1,800 items in 9 boxes & 1 flat box).
Language(s): English and Korean.
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Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Cataloged materials & Arranged correspondence. (Box 1); Arranged correspondence & manuscripts. (Box 2); Arranged manuscripts. (Box 3); Arranged manuscripts & documents. (Box 4); Printed materials: clippings, 1945-1971. (Box 5); Printed materials: clippings, 1972-1975 & printed misc. (Box 6); Books & pamphlets from Kim's library. (Boxes 7-9); & Oversize box (shelved: 15-23-31e)

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Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, documents, news releases, printed materials, audio recordings, and motion picture film. Of interest in the correspondence are letters from John Foster Dulles, Lieut. Gen. John R. Hodge and Maj. Gen. Archer L. Lerch, the first two U.S. military governors of South Korea, Syngman Rhee, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Kim Il Sung. His correspondence deals mainly with the issue of reunification. The manuscript series includes articles and speeches by Kim as well as unpublished manuscripts by others assigned to him. The documents are mainly those related to the Korean Affairs Institute. The press clippings and printed materials cover Korean problems from 1945 to 1975 and include Korean language newspapers and periodicals. Thera are also some books and pamphlets from his library, including printed volumes of Korean government documents and other books on Korea from the first two decades of the twentieth century, six electrical transcriptions of radio programs in which Kim was interviewed, and one motion picture film, "Liberation of Korea."

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Using the Collection


Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

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[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Processed 09/07/1990

Printed volume Processed 10/05/1994 HR

Microfilm of Hulbert memoir. Processed 12/22/1994 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion July 17, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-07-17 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Audio recordings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motion pictures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
News releases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Phonograph records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID


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CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Foreign agents.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hulbert, Homer B. (Homer Bezaleel), 1863-1949.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kim, Il-so╠ćng, 1912-1994.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kojong, King of Korea, 183-1919.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Korea (North)--Politics and government.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Korea (South)--Politics and government--1948-1960.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Korea (South)--Politics and government--1960-1988.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Korea--Foreign relations--Treaties.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Korea--History--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Korea--Politics and government--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Korean Affairs Institute (Washington, D.C.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Korean War, 1950-1953.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Korean reunification question (1945- )PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Koreans--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pearson, Lester B.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rhee, Syngman, 1875-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note


Founder and president of the Korean Affairs Institute, Washington, DC, 1943-1975, a lobbying organization dedicated to the reunification of Korea. He was born in Keum San, North Chulla province, Korea; moved to the U.S. in 1917; studied at Harvard, Southern California, Columbia, and George Washington Universities; fought from 1938 to 1945 against Japanese rule in Korea; and later was a crusader for the reunification of North and South Korea.

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