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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • May 30, 1955

    Letter, Secretary to the President to Major Songin Nam

    Secretary to the President passes on that the President and Mrs. Rhee wanted to invite General Maxwell D. Taylor to dinner or luncheon at Kyung Mu Dai before he leaves Korea.

  • June 08, 1955

    Letter, Chai Yu Choi to General Ferenbaugh

    Chai Yu Choi, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, writes concerning the rate of pay for Korean Service Corps laborers.

  • June 27, 1955

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to J. W. Staggers

    Syngman Rhee assures Staggers of his trust in him.

  • July 15, 1955

    Memorandum (D), J. W. Staggers to Syngman Rhee

    Staggers forwards a copy of his letter of 27 May 1955 to clarify the issue with the house on 16th Street.

  • July 17, 1955

    Letter, General Collier to Syngman Rhee

    General Collier congratulates Rhee on the seventh anniversary of Constitution Day commemorating the adoption of the Constitution of the ROK.

  • July 21, 1955

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to General Collier

    Syngman Rhee responds to General Collier's letter celebrating Constitution Day and states that Korea's major problem would dissolve if all world powers gave proper recognition to the ROK constitution.

  • August 11, 1955

    Letter, General I.D.White to Syngman Rhee

    This letter contains congratulation for the seventh anniversary of the Korean Independence Day, the day of proclamation of the Republic of Korea.

  • October, 1955

    Letter, Commanding General of Army Forces Far East to Syngman Rhee

    Commanding General of US Army Forces, Far East (AFFE) sends a congratulation letter to Syngman Rhee regarding the 4288th national birthday of Korea.

  • October 04, 1955

    Letter, Harold Lady to Syngman Rhee

    Notes concerning the agenda for Syngman Rhee's meeting with Hoover and Hollister concerning the Korean budget for fiscal year 1956.

  • October 05, 1955

    Letter, Yong Shik Kim to Office of the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Report on Congressman Hayworth's visit to Korea on Oct. 9, with plan for a luncheon with Hayworth

  • October 11, 1955

    Letter, Han Sang Kook to Pak Shang Il, Secretary of the Office of the President

    Information on a delegation from the US House Armed Service Committee visiting Seoul and requesting a meeting with President Rhee.

  • October 12, 1955

    Letter, Han Sang Kook to Pak Chang Il

    Dr. A. Stanley Trickett is presently in Seoul holding a religious retreat for the protestant chaplains of Eight Army and he wanted to meet President Rhee.

  • October 26, 1955

    Letter, Kim Yong-shik of the Korean Mission in Japan to President Syngman Rhee

    Report on the reasons for Ambassador Lacy's resignation

  • October 28, 1955

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to J.W.Staggers

    Invitation for Staggers to visit Korea.

  • November 25, 1955

    Report from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Political and Economic Situation in South Korea, November 25th 1955, 4236/1955

    A report to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes the growing sense of tension and division regarding Syngman Rhee's leadership while Rhee carries out "agrarian reform" by using rice needed by the workers to pay off debt and increases the size of the South Korean army.

  • December 01, 1955

    Letter, President Syngman Rhee to Yong Shik Kim

    Directions and recommended actions regarding Japanese and American policies and actions regarding fishery line issue

  • December 15, 1955

    Letter, Kim Yong-shik of the Korean Mission in Japan to President Syngman Rhee

    Report on Japanese UN application being turned down, visit to the US embassy by Japanese Diet members, press reports, Kim's prediction on the US stance on Korea-Japan issue, his reluctance in using Ambassador Allison's name officially

  • December 22, 1955

    Letter, Kim Yong-shik of the Korean Mission in Japan to President Syngman Rhee

    Talk with Major General Parks, General Lemnitzer on Korea-US relationship, Japanese politics, Japanese foreign relations

  • March 28, 1956

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    President Rhee asks Minister Kim to discuss Korea's admission to SEATO with other representatives from France, Philippines, and Thailand.

  • May 08, 1956

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to J. W. Staggers

    Rhee explains his concerns about the American World Trade Export-Import company.