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Yong-jeung Kim papers, 1906-1994

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0712
Bib ID 4079728 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kim, Yong-jeung, 1898-1975
Title Yong-jeung Kim papers, 1906-1994
Physical Description 5 linear feet (11 boxes)
Language(s) English , Korean .

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.



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 The manuscript series includes articles and speeches by Kim as well as unpublished manuscripts by others assigned to him.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."

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Papers Processed 09/07/1990.

Printed volume Processed HR 10/05/1994.

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

Revision Description

2009-07-17 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brochures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
News releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Phonograph records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sound recordings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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

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.