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Joseph W. Lee and Nancy L. Kim Lee photographs

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-4426

Scope and Contents

Circa 115 photographs relating to Joseph W. Lee, Nancy L. Kim Lee, and Karl T. Kim, circa 1908-1949. Images are chiefly group and individual portraits of Joseph Lee, Nancy Lee, Karl Kim, and other Korean and Korean-American men, women, and children (including Korean independence activist Ahn Changho and Mary Stewart, a supporter of Upland's Korean community) in California. Multiple photographs document Joseph Lee, Nancy Lee, and Karl Kim’s involvement with the Young Korean Academy Congress and the Korean Independence Movement. Five photographs are panoramas (four of which depict members of the Young Korean Academy).

Included are two school books (English Lessons and English for New Americans) belonging to Nancy Kim, the 1942 annual for Berendo Junior High School in Los Angeles, and a 1908 copy of Primer of Facts About Music. Also present are five kimonos manufactured by K.W.B. MFG. Co. with the laundry mark “Herr."

Dates

  • circa 1908-1949

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Joseph W. Lee and Nancy L. Kim Lee Photographs is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Michael Vinson on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2019.

Extent

4.59 Linear Feet ((4 boxes) + 1 broadside)

Language of Materials

Korean

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.leephotographs

Overview

Circa 115 photographs relating to Joseph W. Lee, Nancy L. Kim Lee, and Karl T. Kim, circa 1908-1949. Images are chiefly group and individual portraits of Joseph Lee, Nancy Lee, Karl Kim, and other Korean and Korean-American men, women, and children (including Korean independence activist Ahn Changho and Mary Stewart, a supporter of Upland's Korean community) in California. Multiple photographs document Joseph Lee, Nancy Lee, and Karl Kim’s involvement with the Young Korean Academy Congress and the Korean Independence Movement. Five photographs are panoramas (four of which depict members of the Young Korean Academy).

Included are two school books (English Lessons and English for New Americans) belonging to Nancy Kim, the 1942 annual for Berendo Junior High School in Los Angeles, and a 1908 copy of Primer of Facts About Music. Also present are five kimonos manufactured by K.W.B. MFG. Co. with the laundry mark “Herr."

Biographical / Historical

Joseph W. Lee (1894- ) and Nancy L. Kim Lee (1900- ) immigrated to the United States from Korea in 1906 and 1916, respectively. They were married in 1918 in Manteca, California, and had three children: Ruth Lee, Richard Lee, and Irene Lee. The family lived both in Manteca and in San Dimas prior to moving to Los Angeles. Nancy Lee's brother, Karl T. Kim (1895- ), lived with the family for a period of time.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards. For more information, please refer to the Beinecke Manuscript Unit Processing Manual.
Title
Guide to the Joseph W. Lee and Nancy L. Kim Lee Photographs
Status
In Progress
Author
Sarah Lerner
Date
July 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Location

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Access Information

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