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Zainichi Korean collection [在日コリアン・コレクション]

 Collection — Box: 1-16
Identifier: 3001

Scope and Content

The Zainichi Korean collection is comprised of newspaper clippings and journal articles collected by Yondaru Kimu during the course of his research on Zainichi Koreans in the 1970s and 1980s. The collection also includes handbills and newsletters created by Zainichi Koreans from the 1960s through the 1980s collected and donated by the Hinode Bookstore, from which USC acquired Kimu’s files.


  • 1965 - 1985


Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are in Japanese.

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission for publication is given on behalf of USC East Asian Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained. All requests for permission to publish or quote from these materials must be submitted in writing to USC East Asian Library.

Biographical Note

Kimu, Yondaru (Kim, Yŏng-dal) [金英達], a.k.a. Kin, Hidetatsu (Japanese-style name: Ohno, Hidetatsu [大野英達]) was born in Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan on October 7, 1948. He was a second-generation Zainichi Korean who gained Japanese citizenship in 1970 and married a Japanese woman, Sadae Yamaki [八巻貞枝] in 1981. After graduating from Kobe University in 1980, he taught at several universities including Kansai University as an adjunct instructor. He was a researcher of modern Korean history, particularly the Soshi-kaimei policy, a name-change policy implemented in 1939 for Koreans to adopt Japanese-style names. He actively participated in Zainichi study groups such as Mukuge no Kai [むくげの会] and Zainichi Chosenjin Unodoshi Kenkyukai [在日朝鮮人運動史研究会], and chaired a civil rights movement group, RENK. He was murdered in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on April 24, 2000.


16 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

6.67 Linear Feet


The Zainichi Korean collection is comprised of research files of Yondaru Kimu. Yondaru Kimu is a second-generation Zainichi Korean and a researcher of modern Korean history, particularly the history of Zainichi Koreans. Zainichi Koreans are Korean migrants and their descendants from Joseon who have historical roots in the Japan-Korea annexation of 1910-1945 and reside in Japan with the special permanent resident status. The subject of his research files covers Zainichi Koreans' ethnic conflicts in the 1970s and 1980s. The collection also contains materials on the same subject collected by the Hinode Bookstore, a Zainichi Korean bookstore in Osaka, Japan.


The Zainichi Korean collection is organized into two series: The Kimu (Yondaru) papers and the Hinode Bookstore collection.

The Kimu (Yondaru) papers are arranged alphabetically by title, hand-written by Yondaru Kimu on his research binders, and by subject for unbound papers.

The Hinode Bookstore collection is arranged first, by material type, and second, by subject for ephemera and clippings, and by author for newsletters and offprints.


USC East Asian Library purchased the collection from Hinode Bookstore on April 26, 2007. Additional materials were donated to the library by Hinode Bookstore.



Finding Aid of the Zainichi Korean collection
Yoko Inagi and Tomoko Bialock
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
English and Japanese

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries East Asian Library Repository

Doheny Memorial Library
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-1825 United States