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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • October 28, 1953

    Memorandum, Michael Leonard Company, dictated by Mr. Van L. Phillips

    The Michael Leonard Company needed confirmation from the Korean Government regarding distribution of 250,000 pounds of sweet corn seed.

  • October 29, 1953

    Letter, John W. Staggers to Syngman Rhee

    John W. Staggers informs Syngman Rhee about an offer of seed corn from Phillips Associates in Chicago.

  • November 26, 1953

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to John W. Staggers

    Syngman Rhee response to "Jack" of Phillips Associates regarding an offer of seed corn to distribute in Korea. He mentions issues with the Indian Custodial Force who were guarding prisoners of war following the armistice agreement.

  • December 03, 1953

    Letter, John W. Staggers to Syngman Rhee

    There will be no charge for seed corn offered by Phillips Associates and Michael Leonard Company.

  • March 11, 1954

    Letter, General Maxwell D. Taylor to Syngman Rhee

    The Eighth Army will permit farming in military controlled areas and allow for resettlement of civilians.

  • 1955

    Newspaper, 'Measures to Alleviate Farmers' Plight Urged'

    Chayu Shinbo accuses the Korean Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of not responding to the plight of starving farmers.

  • February 28, 1955

    Letter, Harold Lady to Syngman Rhee

    Harold Lady warns of a possible fertilizer shortage and resulting food shortage.

  • April 22, 1955

    Letter, Harold Lady to Syngman Rhee

    Harold Lady forwards a proposal from Ed. Steiner & Co. for a rice enrichment program.

  • July 20, 1955

    Letter, Brigadier General James B. Quill to Syngman Rhee

    General James B. Quill invites President Syngman Rhee to a ceremony commemorating the completion of a windmill at Koyang Agricultural High School.

  • July 21, 1955

    Letter, C. J. Yu to General Quill

    Syngman Rhee declines an invitation to attend the dedication of a windmill donated by Sears Roebuck and Company and completed by the 24th Infantry Division.