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The documentary record of the Korean experience in America remains dispersed and difficult to access. The Korean American Digital Archive brings more than 13,000 pages of documents, over 1,900 photographs, and about 180 sound files together in one searchable collection that documents the Korean American community during the period of resistance to Japanese rule in Korea and reveal the organizational and private experience of Koreans in America between 1903 and 1965.
Dr. Victor Wellington Peters was born September 29, 1902 in Kansas City, Missouri, and died August 12, 2012. Attended UCLA and USC -- B.A., 1924; Princeton Seminary, 1924-1928. Missionary to Korea, August 29, 1928 - January 1941. Married February 12, 1938 Hahn Heung Bok in Kimhwa church, Korea. Four children, 8 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Accomplished speaker, preacher, writer, artist, teacher who continued to minister to and inspire the Korean people. Associate pastor and teacher at Los Angeles, California churches from 1941-1982: Korean Methodist Church, Trinity Methodist Church, First Church of the Nazarene; 1959-1967 taught in Azusa Pacific University; and 1999-2004 mentored Korean doctoral students at Fuller Theological Seminary.
"These digital images [were] donated by Corwin/Nellie grandson Ewing Bevard Taylor of Rockville, Maryland. This project was undertaken by EBT at the behest of journalist Kyung Won Lee of Rancho Cordova, California. Digital copying work by James Ritchie Jacocks (James Ritchie Associates) of Washington Grove, Maryland.
The original b&w prints and hand-colored slides/transparencies from which the digital images have been made, and the photo descriptions/documentation, were produced by/for the Methodist Episcopal Church, Committee On Conservation And Advance, Chicago Illinois, and distributed to church missionaries." -- Ewing Bevard Taylor, April 2005.
This collection consists of photographs from the family of a Marine who served as an official field photographer during the Korean War (1950-1953).
The Byron Pat Barnhart Collection, 1913-1985 -- coming soon
Pat and Vern Barnhart were missionaries to Korea from 1916-1941. Pat was the first Physical Education Director of YMCA Korea, who introduced many western sports (such as basketball) to the Korean people. Collection includes photographs, documents, correspondence, and journals of the Barnharts and their associates, and a privately published memoir of their daughter, Dr. Jean Barnhart Jost, who grew up in Korea until the age of 18.
Sea of Korea Map Collection
The Sea of Korea Maps Digital Archive consists of digital images of 173 original old maps, dating from 1606 to 1895, in English, French, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Latin, German and Russian. It was formed by digitizing two private collections at the Korean Heritage Library: The 133 maps in the David Lee Collection identify the body of water between Japan and Korea as "Sea of Korea" (or similar terms); The Shannon McCune Collection was gathered by the prominent professor of East Asian geography for use in his distinguished teaching and research career. Together, they help to illustrate how the West's image of East Asia evolved over the course of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.