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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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.

  • May 25, 1956

    Report on a Conversation with the American Ambassador in Saigon

    Choi Duk Shin discusses the possibility of a military pact between South Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and South Vietnam, as well as Korean assistance to Vietnam, with the American Ambassador to Vietnam.

  • July 03, 1956

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    President Rhee comments on the invitation to Vice President Nixon to visit Korea and recommendations by the Philippines government to the Vice President.

  • July 12, 1956

    Letter No. 4 from Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    President Rhee comments briefly on Minister Kim's report No.88.

  • August 29, 1956

    Letter, M. Preston Goodfellow to Syngman Rhee

    M. Preston Goodfellow writes that he would like to add Korea to his itinerary during an overseas trip. He also lists the seven nations that have agreements with the United States for power reactors.

  • September 28, 1956

    Kate Holliday, 'Syngman Rhee'

    Kate Holliday sends a poem to Syngman Rhee.

  • November 24, 1956

    Radiogram, Korpital to Manila

    A message urging President Magsaysay to sign the message sent to President Eisenhower, about responding to the events in Hungary.

  • November 29, 1956

    Letter No. 30 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee briefly discusses U.S.-South Korean relations and mentions concern about the current crisis in Hungary.

  • April 01, 1957

    Letter, Grace Winer to Syngman Rhee

    Grace Winer writes a letter to Syngman Rhee about her daughter and a poem she wrote about Rhee and Korea.

  • April 01, 1957

    Joan Winer, 'Hail Korea!'

    11 year-old Joan Winer's poem entitled "Hail Korea!" as sent to Syngman Rhee by her mother Grace Winer.