Austin History Center

Korean American Association of Greater Austin Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Korean American Association of Greater Austin
Title: Korean American Association of Greater Austin Records
Inclusive Dates: 1993-2011
Bulk Dates: 2002-2003
Abstract: Korean American Association of Greater Austin (KAAGA) is a civic organization dedicated to promoting Korean culture and serving its community in Austin, Texas. This collection includes the organization's administrative records such as meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, flyers, programs, financial reports, photographs, and other documentation that show the organization's activities. Also documented within the collection are special events and fundraising efforts.
Identification: AR.2010.002
Quantity: .8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: Archives Stacks
Language: The records are predominately in Korean, with some materials in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

Korean American Association of Greater Austin (KAAGA) is a civic organization dedicated to promoting Korean culture and serving its community in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1983 and has also operated under these other names: Austin Korean Association and Korean American Association of Austin.


Scope and Contents

The Korean American Association of Greater Austin (KAAGA) collection contains directories, event fliers and press releases, newspaper clippings, advertisements, and programs. In addition there are photographs from events such as health fairs, senior citizens' events, and a sister city delegation's visit to Korea as well as a photo book on a memorial concert commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War in 2010 and presentation materials and a photo book from a gala in 2011. Internal correspondence and announcements to members about activities comprises the bulk of the collection with over 100 documents. Also included are letters and reports to partnering individuals and organizations such as the Korean War Veterans, Austin City Council members, the Consulate General of Korea in Houston, and other Korean American civic organizations. And lastly financial reports show expenditures purchased for special events as well as routine expenses and records of membership dues.


 

Arrangement

Collection is arranged in chronological order by year, with one year arranged in sub-series based on document type.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Kim, Sunghoon.
Cheon, Won Young.
Cho, Moon Yun.
Cho, Sung R.
Chon, Chang Yong.
Hur, John.
Hwang, Gap Su.
Im, Nak Soon.
Jun, Sung Wan.
Jung, Richard.
Kim, Hwang.
Kim, Paul.
Kim, Sunghoon.
Kim, Won Suk.
Lee, John.
Moon, Sohyun.
Park, Yong Lak.
Park, Yong Sik.
Shim, Sam.
Shim, Songmoo.
Shin, Fred.
Shin, Paul.
Suh, Jiwon.
Yom, Kerry S.
Yoon, Tai Hwan.
Organizations:
Austin Korean Association.
Korean American Association of Austin.
Office of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea.
Federation of Korean Associations Mid-South.
Korean American Association of Killeen.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Gwangmyeong, South Korea.
Killeen (Tex.)
Subjects:
Korean Americans.
Korean American business enterprises.
Korean American businesspeople -- Texas -- Austin.
Korean Americans -- History.
Korean Americans -- Social life and customs.
Korean Americans -- Texas.
Korean Americans -- Texas -- Austin -- History.
Korean Americans -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.

Related Material

Austin Files-Asian Americans--Koreans--KAAGA A7040 (2)


Separated Material

Duplicate materials, bank statements and photocopies of personal identification were returned to the donor.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Materials were kept in KAAGA's office and donated in 2010 and 2013.

Preferred Citation

Korean American Association of Greater Austin (AR.2010.002). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2010/009

Donation Date: 2010 and 2013

Processing Information

Materials were removed from three-ring binders and foldered in original order.

Final Processing and Finding Aid By/Date: Esther Chung and Helen Kim/2011


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Organizational Materials by Year, 1996-2005

Box Folder
1 1 1996
2 1997 Activities/Correspondence
3 1997 Board of Directors
4-5 1998
6 1999
7 2000-2001
8-11 2002-2003
12-14 2004-2005



 

Events, 1980s-2000s

Box Folder
2 15 Event photos, 1980s-2000s
Box Folder
1 16 Event photos, 2010
17 Event photos, 2011
18 Event materials, 2011