Dana Tai Soon Burgess Photographs
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1397
Creators:
Burgess, Dana Tai Soon
Dates:
1904-2005
1904-2005
Languages:
Some materials in
Korean
.
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 box
0.15 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection documents the life of Dana Tai Soon Burgess, and that of his Korean American family, dating back to 1904. Included are photographs of his family before and after they immigrated to the United States; some photographs taken during a time when they lived and worked at Kunia Camp, Hawaii; and of Burgess throughout his life. Also included are a Hawaii Identity Card of Anna Kang, and a Korean Imperial Office passport, 1904.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection isarranged into two series.
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Miscellaneous

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Washington, D.C. choreographer, dancer and performance artist.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection is unprocessed.
Author
Archives Center Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Dana Tai Soon Burgess and James Freeman, 2016

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Dana Tai Soon Burgess Photographs, 1904-2005, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Related Materials
An abacus, circa 1900 (See Accession #:2016.0006.01) was donated to the Division of Medicine and Science.
This Chinese-style abacus fits in a wooden box with a wooden cross piece. There are nine parallel rods, with beads on each rod. Seven rods are made of bamboo, two of metal. Two beads on each rod are above the cross piece, five below. The beads are rounded, like those on Chinese abacuses. The base of the box slides out to the right. According to the donor, this abacus was the property of Kim Dong Kuen and his wife, early Korean settlers in Hawaii. They were caretakers at a privately owned beachfront home in the country. Burgess and his family would go to the beach in their model A Ford on Sunday afternoons to go swimming. Before Kim Dong Kuen died, he gave Burgess's grandfather this instrument, his prize abacus. The 1930 U.S. Census lists a Kim Dong Kun, a resident of Honolulu born in about 1884 who emigrated from Korea in 1900. His wife also was born in Korea, emigrating in 1906. They had five children, all born in Hawaii. The family name was Kim.

Accruals
Accruals
Approximately 0.33 cubic feet of archival material consisting of family photographs was donated in 2018 by Dana Tai Soon Burgess.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Emigration and immigration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dancers -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hawaii Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Immigrants Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Korea Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Passports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs -- 21st century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yearbooks -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives