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Korean American Digital Archive: Soon Hyun Collection

The Korean-American Digital Archive documents the Korean-American community during the period of resistance to Japanese rule in Korea, and reveals the organizational and private experience of Koreans in America between 1903 and 1965.

Introduction

THE REVEREND SOON HYUN COLLECTED WORKS. Soon Hyun was a Methodist minister who served in both Hawaii and in Seoul Korea. He was a key participant in the March First Movement in 1919 and later served as Minister Plenipotentiary from the Korean Provisional Government in Shanghai to the United States of America. The papers in this collection document Reverend Hyun's life and career up until his death in Los Angeles in 1968.

Finding aid, Volumes 1-9

The Reverend Soon Hyun Collected Works


Volume 1: Early years to March First Movement

Volume 2: Involvement in Korean Provisional Government in Shanghai

Volume 3: Washington years in his own writings

Volume 4: Ambassador Plenipotentiary to the United States (internal Affairs)

Volume 5: Ambassador Plenipotentiary to the United States (external Affairs)

Volume 6: Resettlement in Hawaii : Independence Movement, 1923-1941[ie. 1923-1946]

Volume 7: Resettlement in Hawaii : church work

Volume 8: Resettlement in Hawaii : family life

Volume 9: Retirement and death

 

Volume 1: Early years to March First Movement

Life Story of Rev. Soon Hyun

Genealogy of Hyun Family

Hyon Sun chasa

Louis O. Hartman to Rev. Soon Hyun

Volume 2: Involvement in Korean Provisional Government in Shanghai

Kunsa Tongil Hoeui. Sononso

Informal record about Korean Provisional Government

Songtomun

Volume 3: Washington years in his own writings

Hwasongdon oegyo silgi

Appendix

Volume 4: Ambassador Plenipotentiary to the United States (internal Affairs)

Korean Commission to Korean Provisional Government

Korean Commission to Korean Provisional Government

Korean Commission to Korean Provisional Government

Syngman Rhee to Korean Commission

Soon Hyun to Korean Provisional Government

Syngman Rhee to Korean Commission

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Syngman Rhee to Korean Commission 4/4/1921

Back of Telegram/Cablegram Form

Fred A. Dolph to Korean Provisional Government

Korean Commission to Korean Provisional Government

George Stearn to Jungdo Sohn

Soon Hyun to Korean Provisional Government

Soon Hyun to Korean Provisional Government (translation)

Korean Commission to Korean Provisional Government

Syngman Rhee to Korean Commission

Syngman Rhee to George Stearn

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Charles Nichols to Korean Provisional Government

Soon Hyun to Taitonyung

Syngman Rhee to Henry Chung

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun 4/17/1921

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Soon Hyun to Syngman Rhee

Soon Hyun to Korean Provisional Government

Soon Hyun to Koreans in San Francisco

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Sacramento

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Willows

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Maxwell, California

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Yakima, Washington

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Tampico, Mexico

Soon Hyun to Koreans in South Bend, Indiana

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Detroit

Soon Hyun to Koreans in New York City

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Chicago

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Dinuba, California

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Los Angeles

Soon Hyun to Philip Jaisohn

Soon Hyun to Whang

Soon Hyun to Youngsup T. Kim

Soon Hyun to Chan-ho Min

Whan-ko Kim to Korean Commission

Soon Hyun to Koreans in New York

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Dinuba, California

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Chicago

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Tampico, Mexico

Soon Hyun to Ko Kim

Soon Hyun to Korean National Association, Honolulu

Soon Hyun to Korean National Association, Honolulu

Soon Hyun to Koreans in New York City

Soon Hyun to Koreans in Chicago

Soon Hyun to Koreans in San Francisco

C. H. Choy to Soon Hyun

Mrs. G. S. Chang to Mr. & Mrs. Stern

Soon Hyun to Syngman Rhee

Soon Hyun to Syngman Rhee

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Fred A. Dolph to Korean Commission

Soon Hyun to Syngman Rhee

Soon Hyun to Korean Commission

Soon Hyun to Fred A. Dolph

George W. Stearn to Henry Chung

Henry C. Finkel to Soon Hyun

Receipt for retainer fee

Interview of Soon Hyun by Henry C. Finkel

L. C. Boyle to Soon Hyun

George W. Stearn to Soon Hyun

George W. Stearn to Soon Hyun

George W. Stearn to Soon Hyun

Jin-tak Kim to Syngman Rhee

Syngman Rhee to Fred A. Dolph

Syngman Rhee to Fred A. Dolph

Soon Hyun to Charles Evans Hughes, Secretary of Sate for the USA

Request to Charles Evans Hughes, Secretary of Sate for the USA for Recognition of the Korean Provisional Government

Soon Hyun announces his appointment as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary

Soon Hyun announces his appointment as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary

Proclamation for New Policy

Credentials for Mr. Soon Hyun as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from Republic of Korea to the United States of America

Volume 5: Ambassador Plenipotentiary to the United States (external Affairs)

Letters received in response to announce Sun Hyon's appointment as Representative in America of the Korean Provisional Government

Letters received in response to request for recognition of Korean Provisional Government

Letters received in response to request for recognition of Korean Provisional Government : retyped copy

Korea asks help to regain liberty"

Korean makes plea for independence : Nation asks United States for recognition and aid

Koreans request U.S. to recognize their independence"

Japanese yap stand seen as treaty dodge

Jisho Chosen kyowakoku no chu-Bei koshi kakka ga "komu o opi" tochi taizaichu dokuritsu seigansho o kofu ni okuro

Record of the submission of request for recognition

In Regard to the Motives and Acts of Mr. Soon Hyun as Minister and Representative of the Republic of Korea at Washington

Taehan Minguk Taesagwan Kongbo, che 2-ho

Chucha Kumi Wiwonbu tongsin, che 29-ho

Songmyongso

Taepyongyang Sisa, no.107 p.4, no.108 p.1-3 Taepyongyang Sisa, no.107 p.4, no.108 p.1-3 Yokchon

Hyun Soon ui songmyongso e taehaya

To the Christians in America

The Korean massacre : a challenge to humanity and Americanism

A Voice from Korea

Appeal to Chinese

Korea's plight under Japan

The cause of Korean Independence (first line)

Volume 6: Resettlement in Hawaii : Independence Movement, 1923-1941[ie. 1923-1946]

Receipt for registered article No. 533

Application for exchange, American Security Bank, Kapaa Branch

Wimungum yonjobi : accounting : list of names and amounts

Kawado tugyongum : accounting

Receipt for Registered Article No. 1249, Lihue, Sent by Soon Hyun to K. Kingston

Application for exchange, American Security Bank, Kapaa Branch,1/4/1939

Wimungum : accounting

Wimungum : accounting, February-April, 1938

Kawado Puin Hapsonghoe eso

Ingu se

Application for exchange, American Security Bank, Kapaa Branch

Imjong nappu kunsa huwonkum : list of names and amounts

Receipt for transfer of funds from Soon Hyun to K. Kingston

List of names and contributions,$361.00

World service money (names and amounts]

Aspects of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit

Cyclical names for the years 1914-1923

Ingu-se : napsong pigo : Kauai kyopo : name list and amount

Tugyongum

Chaejong tongju minchop kido ui gon, imjong chaebal no. 93

Ingu-se sesu ui kon (imjong chaebal no. 73)

Songgum yongsu ui kon (Imjong chaebal no. 57)

Songgum yongsu e kwanhan kun, [Imjong] chaebal no. 51

Hyun Soon moksa hyegam : Cha Yi-sok to Soon Hyun

Hyun Moksa inhyong hyegam

Songgum e kwanhan kon (Imjong chaebal no. 54)

Chongbogyol : exit visa authorizing Song Tchi-siang (Chi-sang) travel to Hawaii

Taehan Imsi Chongbu yongsujung; Aeguktan yongsujung chonbon

Taehan Minkuk Imsi Chongbu yongsujung : inguse

Taehan Minkuk Imsi Chongbu yongsujung : inguse

Taehan Minkuk Imsi Chongbu yongsujung : inguse

By-Laws of Korean Mutual Benevolent Association

Korean National Information Bureau to Aristide Briand

Korean National Information Bureau to Sir Eric Drummond

The Constitution of the Korean National Revolutionary Party, Hawaii Branch

The program and policy of the Korean Revolutionary Party

The principles and program of the Korean National Revolutionary Party in Chungking, China

Korean Independence Co. to Hawaii Tongnip [Newspaper] sau

Choy Neungik to Soon Hyun and Son Chang-hui

United Korean Committee memoranda to Office of Strategic Service (OSS) : war and Korea

Memorandum to The Institute of Pacific Relations Conference

Taepyongyang Hoeui e chesi kon

Appointment of Soon Hyun as Training Instructor for War Department

David Kingman to Soon Hyun

Personal History Declaration filed by Soon Hyun, in his own handwriting, 7/18/1945

Soon Hyun to Commanding General, U.S. Army Force, Middle Pacific

E. P. Crandell to Soon Hyun

Application for reentry permit

[Kungminbo] Pyolbo : sintak tongchi pandae undong chongukchok uro tae padong

Minjujuui imsi chongbu sunip e gwanhaya

Washington Merry-Go-Round

Get rid of Hirohito, police Japan for 10 years, says Consul Gen. Mui

Receipt for Insured Mail

Sasol : kamsachol

Wondong tukpa wa sae Choson : sasol

Choson kukhon ui pulmyolsong

Yu taepyo hwanyong yonhoe humun

Hanguk kwa Hapchungguk : America ui chongnyak : Hanguk Imsi Chongbu ui pul sungin ui iyu

Kunsa undong huwongum chogyol

Haebang chogi e imhan Choson minjok

MacArthur report sums up Korea's twelve months of Military Government

Better learn about Korea

Volume 7: Resettlement in Hawaii : church work

Marriage Licenses

Poll tax receipt

The Gypsy Smith Meetings

On reassignment of Reverend Soon Hyun to Lanai City

Case of Song He Min

Methodist Church

Manuscripts

Volume 8: Resettlement in Hawaii : family life

Writing : Soon Hyun's family

Telegrams from Soon Hyun's family to Soon Hyun

Hong Han-sik to Soon Hyun. 9/10/1938

[Letter] to Soon Hyun

Yim Tu-hwa and Ahn Chang-ho to Soon Hyun

Pak Ki-hong to Soon Hyun

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Yim Chun-ho to Soon Hyun

Syngman Rhee to Soon Hyun

Han Myong-gyo to Soon Hyun

Pak Tong-wan to Soon Hyun

Han Myong-gyo to Soon Hyun : letter and poem

Letters from Hyun Soon's family in Korea to Hyun Soon

Letters from Hyun Soon's children to Hyun Soon

Letter from Won Kyung to Soon Hyun

5 Fundamental Ethics of Korea

Letter from Yi Pang-gi to Soon Hyun

Mortgage papers between Joshua Hyun/Soon Hyun/Maria Hyun and Ideal Finance and Mortgage Co

Photos : Kauai and Oahu in Hawaii

Blank FBI fingerprint form

U.S. INS application cover letter

Information concerning citizenship education to meet naturalization requirements

Maria Hyun's application to file petition for naturalization

Volume 9: Retirement and death

Certificate of birth : Wellington Chung

National hero of Korea Medal

A proposal by the Hyun family to the Republic of Korea : in response to reburial invitation

Hyun family to Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles

Soon Hyun/Maria Hyun reburial arrangements

Report to the family on reburial negotiations

Second report to the family on reburial negotiations

Korean Consulate General, Los Angeles to Hyun family

Korean Consulate General, Los Angeles to Hyun family

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Association receipt for payment

Permit for Disposition of Human Remains : Maria Hyun

Permit for disposition of Human Remains : Soon Hyun

Service for Maria Lee Hyun and Soon Hyun : statement

Disinterment arrangements

Forest Lawn to whom it may concern

A summary history of Rev. Soon Hyun and Maria Lee Hyun

Hyun family tree

Hyun Soon uisa Kungnip Myoji ro : announcement of Memorial Service for Soon Hyun and his biography

Yujok tul hogok sok hwanguk

A Service of Memory for Reverend Soon Hyun and Maria Lee Hyun

Chang In-hwan Uisa yuhae ponghwan : mi so sasipo yon mane So Sang-han, Hyun Soon ssi to ; Kangbok tusa Chang In-hwan, So Sang-han, Hyun Soon sonsang

Kugoe sonyol yuhae ponghwan : sunguk sonyol aeguk chisa kungnip myoji anjang

Articles for re-burial of Soon Hyun at the Korean National Cemetery

Hyun fought for Nation : Son reminisces

David Hyun to Jean Holmes

David Hyun to Editor, Honolulu Star Bulletin, with article "Korea-Hawaii"

David Hyun to Won-hong Park

David Hyun to Pyong-yong Min

War Not Due Soon, Writer Believes

Peter Hyun to David and Mary Hyun

Ha Sokjong Sonsaeng pubu kyorhon hu chilsip honyon

A service of memory for Reverend Soon Hyun and Mrs. Maria Lee Hyun

Alien address report card (blank)

Death certificate : Maria Hyun

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Finding aid, Volumes 10 - 21

Volume 10: Manuscripts : autobiography, speeches, essays

Volume 11: Sermon notes

Volume 12: Manuscripts: poems and plays

Volume 13: Memos

Volume 14: Collections : newspaper and others

Volume 15: Photos and autographs

Volume 16: Family and church work

Volume 17: Independence Movement

Volume 18: Autobiography and other writings

Volume 19: After death and miscellaneous photos

Volume 20: Index : contents, introductions, overview, biography, index, and essays

Volume 21: Korean lawsuits in Hawaii

Volume 10: Manuscripts: autobiography, speeches, essay

My autobiography, chapters 1 to 6

Democracy for Korea

Notes, medical description

Korea: the land and her people

Does Korea deserve self rule?

National writing of Korea

What the Koreans are really like

History of independence movement from 1919 to after 1942

The independence movement in Korea

Regarding art, sculpture, painting, calligraphy of Korea

Korean women and education

Korean women and government

Tales told in Korea

Korean program: outline of a play

A dream fantasy: outline of a play

Korean history

A brief explanation of the Korean wedding

Korea's contribution to the world

Spring Festival

Korea & Koreans

An introduction to Korea

[Page 3 of something'

Volume 11: Sermon notes

Pokcha Hyon Moksa yongsaeng chonun

Notebook 1

Notebook 2

Notebook 3

Volume 12: Manuscripts: poems and plays

Sokchongjip (first version)

Sokchongjip (second version)

Poems

Plays

Sang Wae chom Manju

Volume 13: Memos

Memo Book 1

Memo Book 2

Memo Book 3

Memo Book 4

Memo Book 5

Memo Book 6

Memo Book 7

Memo Book 8

Memo Book 9

Memo Book 10

Memo Book 11

Memo Book 12

Memo Book 13

Memo Book 14

Memo Book 15

Memo Book 16

Business cards, including Dr. Fry

Volume 14: Collections: newspaper and others

Chang In-hwan saguk

The Taegukgi and Aegukka

1942 Scrapbook

The Koreans in Hawaii

Choson Kamni Kyohoe yaksa

Chongnyon saopnon

U.S. Declaration of Independence

Volume 15: Photos and autographs

Hyun Soon's poems

Soon Hyun's poems and greetings to Soon Hyun from various people

Photo of Soon Hyun family in Los Angeles, 1948

Photo of Soon Hyun family in Los Angeles, Sep. 1948

Photo of Chisong English/Korean School and its graduates and teachers

Photo of Hanguk Kwangbokkun Chongsaryongbu Chongmucho chikwon ildong

Photo of Hanguk Kwangbokkun Che Ojidae songrip chonrye kinyom, 1941

Photo of Soon Hyun

Postcard of Kyosong Pogum Chondodan and letter from Soon Hyun to Yi Chong-song-won

Annual Conference of the Kauai Christian Young People's Council, Camp Naue

Photo of Soon Hyun with 20 people

[Red Cross pamphlet on March 1st Movement]

Photo of dormitory and parsonage of the Korean-American Methodist Church

Photo of 7 on doorstep of Dormitory and Parsonage

Photo of 8 in a field:  young Korean-American ladies and men, about 1925

Photo of 7 in front of a house : unidentified young Korean men

Photo of 5 in front of a house:  young Korean-Americans around the period of 1925, including Peter Hyun

Photo of 8 in a field : around 1925

Photo of Fort Street Korean-American Methodist Church Parsonage and Dormitory

Photo of formal portrait of Soon Hyun, about 1921, when he was Minister Plenipotentiary

Volume 16: Family and church work


Volume 17: Independence Movement

Declaration of Independence : English translation

Sononso

Republic of Korea Certificate of Indebtedness, No. 462, for $10, signed by Kuisic Kimm and Syngman Rhee

Republic of Korea Certificate of Indebtedness, No. 485, for $15, signed by Philip Jaisohn and Syngman Rhee

Republic of Korea Certificate of Indebtedness, No. 6103, for $5, signed by Philip Jaisohn and Syngman Rhee

Petition to the Republic Government of China by the Koreans in Hawaii

Printed Kuomintang Hawaii Resolution favoring official recognition of the Provisional Government, to the Chinese Nationalist Government in Nanking, China; 3 signatories and 21 endorsers

Soon Hyun in Honolulu to Comrade Maxim Livinoff

Soon Hyun in Honolulu to Kim Koo in Chungking, China

Text of a telegram to President Kim Koo (Kim Ku), Vicepresident Kim Kiusic (Kim Kyu-sik), Members State Council KOPOGO Chungking

From Soon Hyun to Chairmen, World Security Conference

Letter to Soon Hyun from Alger Hiss, The United Nations Conference on International Organization

Press Release headed "Department of State; For the Press; November 16, 1945; Form 858

Hanmin : monthly newspaper, March 1936-March 1938

Reverend Soon Hyun and the Korean Independence Movement : from public records in Korean

Korean Claims He Instigated Hongkew Bomb; Head of Patriotic Society Says Further Attacks on Japanese Will Follow", Shanghai, May 9 (Kim Koo)

Koreans Here Pledge Assistance to America ; Japanese Regarded as Common Enemy, The Honolulu Advertiser

Korean Patriots Determined to Share in Beating Japan

Toward Recognition of Korean Provisional Government : Soon Hyun to the Editor, The Star-Bulletin

Sino-Korean Group Pledges Aid to Allies

Koreans Protest Statements of Dr. Henry D. Appenzeller For Delaying Independence

Koreans glad to have stigma removed by Soon Hyun, Exec. Sec. Of Korean National Revolutionary Party, Hawaii Branch, Letter to the Editor, The Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Clarifying Status of Koreans in Hawaii, by Soon Hyun, Exec. Sec. Of Korean National Revolutionary Party, Hawaii Branch, Letter to the Editor, The Honolulu Advertiser

Koreans Express Joy Over Removal of 'Enemy' Stigma,  The Hawaii Sentinel>

Independence of Korea" by Soon Hyun, Advertiser

An Appeal to the American Brothers and Sisters by Soon Hyun and Sa Yang Whang

This is Korea : free translation of a Korean poem

United States Commemorates Korean Flag

An Appeal to American People, Letter to the Editor

Memorandum to the I.P.R. Conference

What March First Means to Koreans, by Soon Hyun, the original representative of thirty three Korean leaders who signed the Declaration of Independence

Japan to Guarantee Development Bonds (AP by Naval Radio), New York,  April 3, 1923

Korean League Here Protest Loan to Japan,  April 3, 1923

Japanese Economic Exploitation in Korea, letter to the Editor by Youn Pai Kim, Pres. Korean Independence League of Hawaii, April 4

Japan Loan Blocked by Korean Pary ; Oriental Development Company's $20,000,000 Bond Project Fails, According to Message Received Here

Koreans--Help Raise the Right Flag!, Ad for the American-Korean Victory Fund Drive, Honolulu

Letters from Readers, The Star-Bulletin ;  He's Betting on Roosevelt  by Newton Bryant ; The USSR and World Democracy by Sam Epstein, R.T. 1/c.

Korea's Liberation and World Affairs Aince August 15, 1945 (album of newspaper clippings)


Volume 18: Autobiography and other writings

My Autobiography, chapters 8-20 and appendix list

My Autobiography, chapter 1-20 and appendix list

Bill from Lenore for typing the autobiography

Invoice from Studio Blue Print Company for $36.82 for 12 copies of "Hyun Story" [the Autobiography], to Hyun & Whitney Arch. & Assoc.

Powa yuramgi

A five long years of struggle (poem)

"Bamboo represents the people" (poem)

"Since thou were hurriedly wedded in the crucial days of the War" (poem)

Letter from David Hyun to Jean Holmes about Soon Hyun

Life of Reverend Soon Hyun

David Hyun to Jean Holmes

Story: Soon Hyun, Japan and Kauai


Volume 19: After death and miscellaneous photos


Volume 20: Index: contents, introductions, overview, biograrphy, index, and essays


Volume 21: Korean lawsuits in Hawaii

National Korean Association (Hawaii) vs Hong Han Sick, et al

Kim Soon Kee vs H.K. Ahn

Territory of Hawaii vs Kim Sung Yul, et al

C.K. Lee, et al vs Son Chang Hee, et al

Criminal Assault Charges

Y.C. Ahn vs Syngman Rhee

Pai Il Chin, et al vs Duk Yin Shon, et al

Shon Duk Yin, et al vs Shon Kuk Yin, et al

Pai Yil Chin, et al vs. Shon Kuk Yin, et al

Korean National Association (Hawaii) vs Korean National Independence League