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Chol Soo Lee Collection
D-466  
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Description
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and materials relating to the Committee for Chol Soo Lee’s Legal Defense.
Background
Chol Soo Lee, a Korean immigrant, was wrongfully convicted of a San Francisco Chinatown murder in 1973. Chol Soo Lee, who was at San Quentin Prison awaiting a death penalty sentence, was acquitted in a second trial. KW Lee, a journalist, gained national recognition for his investigation into the wrongful conviction of Chol Soo Lee. His articles ultimately led to Chol Soo Lee’s retrial and full acquittal. Dr. Luke and Grace Kim were instrumental in the Committee for Chol Soo Lee’s Legal Defense.
Extent
2.4 linear feet
Restrictions
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.