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Paul Courtright papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 3330

Scope and Contents

The Paul Courtright papers contain photograph albums, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, maps, reports, books, correspondence, journals, and other material collected and/or created by Paul Courtright, a former Peace Corps volunteer who was stationed in the Jeonnam Province of South Korea from 1979 to 1981. While working with leprosy patients in rural South Korea, Courtright witnessed the 1980 Gwangju Uprising. Courtright later published a book, Witnessing Gwangju: A Memoir, detailing his experiences.

Dates

  • 1905 - 2019
  • Majority of material found within 1979 - 1985

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of the East Asian Library at eal@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the 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.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Korean

Chinese

Japanese

Abstract

The Paul Courtright papers contain photograph albums, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, maps, reports, books, correspondence, journals, and other material collected and/or created by Paul Courtright, a former Peace Corps volunteer who was stationed in the Jeonnam Province of South Korea from 1979 to 1981. While working with leprosy patients in rural South Korea, Courtright witnessed the 1980 Gwangju Uprising. Courtright later published a book, Witnessing Gwangju: A Memoir, detailing his experiences.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paul Courtright, 2018

Processing Information

Part of the collection has been digitized, but the digital surrogates are not yet publicly available via the USC Digital Library. The Korean Heritage Library created a collection inventory in Excel in 2018. Most of the description from the Excel inventory has been copied to this finding aid. The original inventory is linked to this collection's accession record (accession no. 2018-002).

Title
Finding aid for the Paul Courtright papers
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Bo Doub and Joy Kim
Date
2021 September
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries East Asian Library Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library
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Los Angeles California 90089-1825 United States