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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); AV (Boxes 10-11).
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 The manuscript series includes articles and speeches by Kim as well as unpublished manuscripts by others assigned to him.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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Restrictions on Access
Boxes 10 and 11 of this collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Yong-jeung Kim papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Alternate Form Available
Homer B. Hulbert: Echoes of the Orient; a memoir of life in the Far East" is on: microfilm, as is his untitled manuscript on Japan.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Mary Kim, 1989.
Gift of Ki-seok Kim, 1994.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed 09/07/1990.
Printed volume Processed HR 10/05/1994.
Microfilm of Hulbert memoir Processed HR 12/22/1994.
2009-07-17 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
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.