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Oh (K.S.) family papers
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Description
The K.S. Oh family papers is a small collection comprised of biographical and genealogical materials of the Oh family, primarily relating to professor of dermatology and medical missionary Kung Sung, as well as his grandson and creator of the materials Tai K., and Tai's parents and niece, among other relatives. The materials consist of correspondence, clippings, articles, printed materials, and a few photos and negatives.
Background
K.S. (Kung Sun) Oh was born on October 4, 1878. He was a professor of dermatology in Korea as well as one of the first Korean men to become a Christian, joining the Baptist faith in 1900. He went to the United States for his education and upon his return began work as a medical missionary. In 1912, he joined the faculty of Severance Union Medical College and later became the dean. His clinic at Severance Hospital was one of the busiest. In 1919, he established the Kyung-Sung Orphanage. K.S. received honorary degrees from Centre College and the University of Louisville in 1934. He also received awards from the Bureau of the Minister of Welfare. He passed away on May 18, 1963.
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.