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Shon (Mary) papers
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Description
Mary Shon was a Korean-American social worker, teacher, and USC alum. This small collection consists primarily of yearbooks from Union Christian College and the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Korea. The collection also contains a photo album, a photo book on Syngman Rhee and two publications relating to Korean life.
Background
Mary Chun Lee Shon was a Korean American social worker and teacher born on February 21, 1916, in Woodland, California. She is the daughter of Soonkee Rhee and Eunkee Chun, and older sister of Olympic gold medalist and USC alum Sammy Lee. In 1939, Shon graduated from USC herself, earning B.A.s in Sociology, Religious Education, and Social Work. She was the first ever Korean American to graduate from USC.
Extent
1 Linear Feet 1 bankers box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of the Korean Heritage Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Korean Heritage Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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