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Victor Wellington Peters papers

Identifier: 3031

Scope and Contents

The collection mostly consists of photographs, journals and letters which are collected when Dr. Peters engaged in mission work from 1928 to 1941 in Korea. The photographs with handwritten explanations are primarily about his friends and Korean family members. In addition, the letters are related to communicate with his parents in California. There are four journals in the collection from 1939 to 1942 and they are written in Korean and English.


  • 1928 - 1942


Conditions Governing Access

To view materials contact the Korean Heritage Library.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to Grace Alexander, owner of the archive. Copying from the digital files allowed by permission of the Korean Heritage Library, University of Southern California.

Biographical note

Dr. Victor Wellington Peters was born September 29, 1902 in Kansas City, Missouri. Attended UCLA and USC--B.A., 1924; Princeton Seminary, 1924-1928. Missionary to Korea, August 29,1928-January 1941. Married Feb 12, 1938 Hahn Heung Bok in Kimhwa church, Korea. Four children, 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Accomplished speaker, preacher, writer, artist, teacher who continues to minister to and inspire the Korean people. From 1941-present, Dr. Peters pastored various churches in Los Angeles, CA; taught in Azusa Pacific University; and mentored Korean doctoral students at Fuller Theological Seminary.


0.7 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Language of Materials



Finding aid for the Victor Wellington Peters papers
Sungjin Park
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2022 March: Bo Doub edited the collection title at the request of the East Asian Library.

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries East Asian Library Repository

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