This collection contains records of the Korean American Pioneer Council (KAPC) in Los Angeles, California, dating from 1995
to 2018. Records include by-laws, meeting minutes, member directory files, brochures and brochure drafts, newsletters, exhibition
boards, and files related to projects KAPC was involved with and events KAPC hosted.
The Korean American Pioneer Council (KAPC) was established in 1995 in Los Angeles, California, by descendants of the "first
wave" of Korean American immigrants. KAPC was initially formed to help the new Korean American Museum (KAM) collect Korean
historical materials. KAPC founders and early officers included Rev. Lester Kim, Col. Young O. Kim, Ralph Ahn, Dr. George
Kim (vice president), Joe Lyou (president), Helen Chen (secretary), and Lloyd Hahn (treasurer). In 2002, KAPC began assisting
the Korean Heritage Library at the University of Southern California to acquire materials. It later expanded its mission to
more broadly "preserve the legacy, record, and promote the education, understanding and appreciation of the experience and
history of the Pioneer Generation of the Korean American community."
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