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Kim (Yung-chol) papers
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Description
Yung-chol Kim (1929-2018) was a Korean American methodist pastor. A dedicated activist, he devoted his life to support human rights, democratization, and peaceful reunification of Korea, and helping Koreans in the United States. The collection consists of four boxes of textual materials.
Background
The Rev. Yung-chol Kim [김영철, Young-chol Kim, Kim Yung-chol, Kim Yong-chol](1929-2018) was born on June 24, 1929, in Sunchon-si, Pyongan namdo (평안남도 순천시 성암리), North Korea to father Yong-sae Kim and mother Hwak-sil Kwon. He moved to the States in 1961 to study and obtained his Doctor of Ministry at the Drew Theological Seminary in 1975. He served as a pastor in several United Methodist Churches (UMC) in New Jersey and later in Torrance and Gardena, CA. Throughout his life in the U.S., he took a leadership role in supporting South Korean political prisoners, democratization, human rights, and unification movements.
Extent
4.57 Linear Feet 4 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of East Asian Library at eal@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the East Asian 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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFFSITE. Advance notice required for access.