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Korean American Leftists in the 1950s collection
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Description
The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor from 1933 to 1940 and the U.S. Department of Justice from 1940 to 2003. This small collection comprises government documents from the INS as well as transcripts from the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) pertaining to suspected Communist connections amongst Koreans residing in the United States in the 1950s. The collection focuses primarily on Doo Sik Shynn, a North Korean man who emigrated to Seattle, Washington in 1920.
Background
The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor from 1933 to 1940 and the U.S. Department of Justice from 1940 to 2003. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was formed in 1933 by a merger of the Bureau of Immigration and the Bureau of Naturalization. This agency also looked into any possible Communist parties ties, which was set forth by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Extent
.5 Linear Feet 1 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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.