The Pacific Rim Archive (PRIM) brings together archival materials relating to America's first century of involvement in and impressions of East Asia (broadly interpreted as including activities from the 1840s through the 1940s). Trading relations predate this period, but not at the level that began to develop with the United States' active settlement of its Pacific shores. And, on the other hand, the level of American involvement in East Asia following the defeat of Japan, and particularly the outbreak of the Korean War was on a much different level than this first century of the "Pacific Rim."
Beatrice L. Crisler Collection
Beatrice L. Crisler (1908-2002) -- This collection coming soon.
Geoffrey C. Shepard Collection
Geoffrey Carroll Shepard (b. 1944) is a grandson of Earl and Saidee Pettus Hoose (son of Barbara L. Hoose and James J. Shepard).
Mark L. Moody Collection
Mark L. Moody (1892-1955) first came to East Asia in 1919 as a member of the American Expeditionary Force in Vladivostok. There he met and married Alla Mae Simpson (b. 1889), a worker with the American Red Cross. They relocated to Shanghai, where Moody opened and operated a Chrysler dealership throughout the 1920s and 1930s. He travelled widely and photographed and filmed many parts of 1930s China. He documented, through photos, the 1932 Japanese attack on Shanghai and, through film, their 1937 attack as well.
Saidee Pettus Hoose Collection
Saidee Alice Pettus (1887-1949) and her husband, Earl Albion Hoose (1886-1949), began their missionary work in China in 1915.
Shannon McCune Collection
Shannon Boyd-Bailey McCune (1913-1993), a geographer specializing in Japan and Korea, was born in Sonchon, Korea, son of George McCune, long-time missionary to that country.