This collection contains the literary archive of Korean-American writer Nak Chung Thun (1875-1953), including the handwritten
manuscripts for novels, stories, and essays. There are also some family papers including two yearbooks of Samson Thun from
Dinuba Union High School (1924-1925) and the biographical writing of Ellen Thun.
Nak Chung Thun (1875-1953) was born in Pyŏngan Province, Korea (now part of North Korea), and immigrated first to Hawaii and
then to California in 1907. He settled in Riverside and worked as a laborer. Thun wrote dramas and fiction in Korean that
remained unpublished during his lifetime. He was married Ruth (born 1889) and they had seven children including Samson Thun
(1908-1998) and Ellen Thun (1912-2006).
2.25 Linear Feet
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