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East Asian Library, University of Southern California
East Asian Library
Doheny Memorial Library, 1st floor
Los Angeles, California 90089-1825
Phone: (213) 740-1772
Email: None
Collections with online items: 5
Physical collections: 46
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1988 Seoul Olympics ephemera and printed materials

The 1988 Summer Olympics (officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad) were held in Seoul, South Korea from September 17 to October 2, 1988. This collection consists primarily of ephemera and realia related to the Olympic Games, as...

 
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Ahn (Philip) Papers

Philip Ahn was a Korean American actor, WWII veteran, and USC alum. This small collection comprises primarily personal and family photographs, film and television stills, and awards and realia documenting Ahn's professional career, personal life, and his numerous involvements within...

 
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Charr-Kim family papers

This small collection contains papers of the Korean-American Charr-Kim family, chiefly consisting of typescript drafts of "The Golden Mountain," the memoir of Korean immigrant Easurk Emsen Charr (1895-1986), and the memoir of his daughter Dr. Anna Charr Kim (born 1930).

 
China Society of Southern California records

The China Society of Southern California was founded in 1935 as a non-profit cultural organization and is the oldest Sino-American organization of its kind in the United States. The records of the China Society consist primarily of correspondence, board meeting...

 
Chinese posters on COVID-19

A collection of 32 public health posters on COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) published in China during 2020. The posters appear to be government-issued propaganda, advocating for unity and shared responsibility and featuring images of heroic labor figures, families, and medical...

 
Cho (Joseph) papers

Joseph Cho (1943 - ) is a Korean American journalist, entrepreneur, and politician. He served as a councilmember and mayor of the City of Cerritos. The collection consists of photographs, VHS videotapes, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, scrapbooks, correspondence and other...

 
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Daily (James and Sarah) papers

This collection chiefly contains travel diaries and correspondence reflecting the trips of American hydraulic engineering professor James W. Daily (1913-1991) and his wife, Sarah A. Daily (1915-2009), to the People's Republic of China in 1974 and 1979, as well as...

 
Democracy Wall (collection on)

The collection on Democracy Wall consists of eight pamphlets, three pages of handwritten notes, and newspaper clippings relating to Democracy Wall in Beijing and the final years of the Cultural Revolution. All of the material in this collection was found...

 
Drake (George F.) papers

George F. Drake is an American Korean War veteran and activist. This collection comprises primarily DVDs, CDs, and CD-Rs created and collected by Drake and pertaining to orphans during the Korean War. It also contains correspondence, clippings, and documents relating...

 
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Ettinger (Harry L.) papers

The Harry L. Ettinger papers contain correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, collected publications, and other material belonging to American philanthropist Harry L. Ettinger. In 1966, Ettinger--then serving as the director of the American-Korean Foundation--established a leprosy rehabilitation center in southeastern Seoul...

 
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Hoose (Saidee Pettus) papers

Saidee Pettus Hoose was an American missionary who, along with her husband, worked and lived in China beginning in 1916. This small collection consists of correspondence, clippings, biographical materials and a few pieces of ephemera relating to the personal and...

 
Hyun (David) Papers

David Hyun, son of Reverend Soon Hyun, was the first ever-Korean American architect and a self-described essayist. He is best known for his 1978 design of the Japanese Village Plaza in downtown Los Angeles, as part of a revitalization of...

 
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James (David E.) collection on the USC Korean Film Festival

A collection of posters, photographs, ephemera, event programs, publications, newspaper clippings, and other material relating to the USC Korean Film Festival. The material in the collection was created between 1995 and 2017. The collection includes a 2002 poster signed by...

Japanese poster collection

The collection contains posters on the following topics: Japanese products and design; railways, ocean liners and tourism; Japanese art and design exhibitions; Japanese imperial modernity (including colonies in Korea, Manchuria, and northeastern China); and Japanese Ministry and Telecommunications campaigns. The...

 
Jolly (Thesa) family papers

Thesa Jolly was an American volunteer of the Peace Corps in Korea from July 1972-1974. Her father, Donald Jolly, was a Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. This small collection comprises primarily correspondence, clippings, brochures,...

 
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Kim (Ronyoung) and Richard Hahn papers

Ronyoung Kim was a Korean American author, best known for her novel "Clay Walls." Her husband, Richard Hahn, was a doctor and writer as well. This collection comprises primarily biographical materials, writings, academic papers, printed materials, photographs, and correspondence created...

 
Kim (Yin) Papers

Yin Kim was a first-generation Korean American WWII veteran, dentist, and USC alum. This small collection consists of photographs and biographical materials related to Kim, as well as to his family members Earl Kim, Sung Kwon Kim, Hye Won Kang,...

 
Kim (Young Oak) Biography papers

Young Oak Kim was a Korean American United States Army officer, civic leader, and humanitarian. This collection comprises military documents and audiovisual materials relating to Kim's service in World War II and the Korean War, collected as well as created...

 
Kim (Yung-chol) papers

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...

 
Ko (Won) papers

This collection contains the papers of Korean-American poet, human rights activist, and professor Ko Sung-Won (1925-2008).

 
Korean American Leftists in the 1950s collection

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...

Korean American Pioneer Council records

This collection contains records of the Korean American Pioneer Council (KAPC) in Los Angeles, California, dating from 1995 to 2018. Records include by-laws, meeting minutes, member directory files, brochures and brochure drafts, newsletters, and files related to projects KAPC was...

 
Korean National Association in Hawaii and related lawsuits collection

By the year 1905 more than 7,000 Koreans populated the Territory of Hawaii. In 1909, the Korean National Association in Hawaii was established, along with a main headquarters in San Francisco, with a purpose for uniting all Koreans in the...

 
Korean War collection

The Korean War collection contains Chinese propaganda leaflets printed during the Korean War (1950-1953), restricted Chinese military maps, books of photographs, post-war North Korean propaganda, songs, a photograph album, posters, comic books, and illustrated propaganda created during and shortly after...

 
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Lee (Jimmy) papers

This small collection contains promotional and press material and two DVDs related to work of Korean-American filmmaker Jimmy Lee (born 1945).

 
Lee (Sammy) Papers

Sammy Lee was a two-time Korean American Olympic gold medal winning diver, physician, and USC alum. This small collection consists of awards, certificates, audiovisual materials, scrapbooks, copies of a biography, and other various ephemera documenting Lee's life and career.

 
Los Angeles Times Beijing Bureau records

This collections primarily contains clipping files from the Los Angeles Times Beijing Bureau, chiefly dating from the 1980s and 1990s. Materials include news clippings, news wires, magazine articles, speeches, press releases, published reports, newsletters, and pamphlets reflecting a broad range...

 
Loureiro (Pedro) Papers

Pedro Loureiro is a Navy historian, curator, archivist, and USC alum who has concentrated much of his research on pre-War Japanese espionage and relations with the United States. This collection comprises primarily reports, memos, and correspondence relating to the United...

 
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Mao Zedong Writings Project records

This collection contains the records of the Mao Zedong Writing Project, which aimed to comprehensively translate the writings of Chinese leader Mao Zedong (1893-1976) into English. The project operated from the 1970s to 1992, first at Brown University and then...

 
McCune (Shannon) papers

Shannon Boyd-Bailey McCune was an American geographer born in Korea to Presbyterian missionaries. This collection comprises primarily photographs, negatives, and slides as well as research, essays, and various publications relating to the geography and cartography of Japan and Korea. It...

 
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Oh (K.S.) family papers

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...

 
Oliver (Robert T.) papers

Robert T. Oliver was an American author, professor, specialist in Asian rhetoric and communication, and advisor to South Korean President Syngman Rhee. This small collection consists of his professional and personal correspondence during his life and career, as well as...

 
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Paik (Edward) papers

Edward Paik was a Korean American food service equipment sales supervisor, Kitchen Specialist, and U.S. Air Force Surplus Property Disposal Specialist. This collection comprises primarily photographs and printed materials created and collected by Edward Paik. It also contains ephemera in...

 
Paik (Irvin) papers

The Irvin Paik papers include correspondence, article typescripts, subject files, scripts, photographs, news clippings, slides, and audiotapes created by television and film editor Irvin Paik during a period (early 1970s) when he was actively involved in several organizations (East-West Players,...

 
Park (Sang Joon) collection on Korean science fiction

A collection of 79 pamphlets, leaflets, event programs, fliers, and other ephemera relating to Korean science fiction. The material in this collection was assembled by Sang Joon Park, the founding president of the Korea SF Association. Since its emergence in...

 
Paul Courtright papers

The Paul Courtright papers contain photograph albums, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, maps, reports, books, correspondence, journals, and other material collected and/or created by Paul Courtright, a former Peace Corps volunteer who was stationed in the Jeonnam Province of South Korea from...

 
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Shibutani (Tamotsu) papers

This collection chiefly consists of the professional papers of Japanese-American sociologist and professor Tamotsu Shibutani (1920-2004). The bulk of the collection relates to Shibutani's academic career at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the form of research and writing...

 
Shon (Mary) papers

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...

 
Sohn (Won Tai) papers

This small collection is comprised primarily of printed materials and manuscript drafts collected and created by Korean-American physician Won Tai Sohn (1914-2014), a close friend of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung (1912-1994). Items chiefly date from the 1970s to...

 
Sunoo (Sonia) papers

Sonia Shinn Sunoo was a Korean American teacher, researcher, and writer. This small collection consists primarily of Sunoo's oral history interview transcripts with early Korean immigrant picture brides (mail order brides). The collection also contains research materials regarding this topic...

 
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USC East Asian Studies Center records

This collection contains records of the East Asian Studies Center (EASC) at the University of Southern California. Materials include administrative records, federal grant applications, and files relating to EASC's involvement developing the USC Library's East Asian collections. There are also...

 
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Whitehouse (Jack) papers

Jack Whitehouse was a public relations executive, consultant, writer, and editor. This collection comprises primarily film reels and video recordings relating largely to the Japanese Steel Industry, one of Whitehouse's clients. It also contains correspondence, speeches, annual reports, press kits,...

 
Wood (Harriet) papers

This collection contains the papers of Harriet Wood (1917-2001), a devout American Christian who worked in South Korea from 1966 to 1978. Materials include journals kept by Wood in Korea, photographs and slides, correspondence, writings, and Bible and devotional material.

 
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Yu (Eui-Young) collection of newspaper clippings on the 1992 Los Angeles Riots

The Eui-Young Yu collection of newspaper clippings on the 1992 Los Angeles Riots includes 1,282 Korean articles from and , and approximately 380 articles from the on the subjects of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots as well as race/cultural relations...

 
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Zainichi Korean collection

The Zainichi Korean collection is comprised of research files of Yondaru Kimu. Yondaru Kimu is a second-generation Korean and a researcher of modern Korean history, particularly the history of Koreans. Koreans are Korean migrants and their descendants from Joseon who...

Zhang (Ailing) papers

Zhang Ailing (Cheng Ailing, Eileen Chang) was a Chinese author whose well-known literary texts include The Rogue of the North, The Golden Cangue, and The Rice Sprout Song. Her works, considered to be among the best Chinese literature of the...