This small collection contains papers of the Korean-American Charr-Kim family, chiefly consisting of typescript drafts of
"The Golden Mountain," the memoir of Korean immigrant Easurk Emsen Charr (1895-1986), and the memoir of his daughter Dr. Anna
Charr Kim (born 1930).
Dr. Anna Charr Kim was born in 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Korean immigrants Easurk Emsen Charr and Nien-wha
(Evelyn Kim) Charr. Kim was an assistant professor at National-Louis University.Easurk Emsen Charr was born in Pyeng-An Province, Korea, in 1895 and immigrated alone to Hawaii in 1904. Charr served in the
U.S. Army during World War I and later earned a Bachelor's Degree from Park College in Parkville, Missouri. He worked for
Rand McNally in Chicago as a cartographer and married Nien-wha (Evelyn Kim) in 1928. The Charrs later moved to Portland, Oregon,
and in 1961, Charr's memoir The Golden Mountain was published. He died in 1986.
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