Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Joo Ho Sung

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Titles Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Joo Ho Sung
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Joo Ho Sung was born in 1927 in Taejon, Ch'ungchong Province, Korea. He was educated at Yonsei University and Medical College and arrived in the United States in July of 1954 to take residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Neward, New Jersey. After completing his residency he enrolled in July of 1957 at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City for graduate study in neuropathology. In July of 1961 he was appointed assistant professor at that institution, and in January of 1962 he was appointed assistant professor in charge of the neuropathology laboratory at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He became an associate professor in 1966 and a full professor in 1969. He was a leader in Minnesota's Korean community from 1962 to 1972. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: History of Koreans in Minnesota, with a focus on the period from 1962 to 1972; development of community organizations including the Korean Student Association, the Korean Association, the Korean Medical Association, the Korean Bible Study Group, the Korean Christian Fellowship, the Korean Church of the Twin Cities, the Korean Community Church, and later denominational churches in the Korean community; exchange programs between the University of Minnesota and Seoul National University in the 1950s; and the role of Koreans in the 1970 Aquatennial in Minneapolis. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Sung was chosen by Korean leaders in Minnesota as the community's spokesman to assist Minnesota Historical Society staff in compiling a history of Koreans in the state. His interview provides valuable insights into the dynamics of the community.
Quantity 4.5 hours sound cassette
57 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 03:29:45 running time
Creation Interviewee: Sung, Dr. Joo Ho
Interviewer: Mason, Sarah R.
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Asian Americans -- Minnesota
Korean Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 02/07/1980 - 11/20/1980 (Interviews conducted 2/7/1980, 3/13/1980, and 11/20/1980.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 51 (Library Call Number)
AV1981.361.37 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project'


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