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Letter - Yu Dong Min to Monica Aron, Request for National Doll, Seoul, 30 Mar 1964 Document Reg. No: HT 22848

Summary:
Letter from Yu Dong Min, Director of Cultural Affairs and Public Relations, Ministry of Public Information, Republic of Korea, to Monica Aron (later Gates), in reply to her request for a doll in in the national costume of Korea, dated 30 March 1964.

The Gates collection contains 170 national dolls from 74 different countries and some correspondence relating to the acquisition of several of the dolls. The costumes of the dolls represent national costumes from the 19th Century to the 1990s. Monica Gates collected or was given these dolls between 1957 and 1990.
Description:
Signed, typed letter with printed and embossed letterhead on threefold buff coloured paper.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 267 mm (Height), 204 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: clothing, souvenirs, cultural beliefs, dolls, national costumes, children s play, national identity, correspondence, cultural awareness
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: national dolls
Inscriptions: Printed: "MINISTRY OF PUBLIC INFORMATION / REPUBLIC OF KOREA / SEOUL, KOREA"
Typed: "March 30, 1964 / Miss Monica Aron..." and associated text "Dear Miss Aron: / As to your request for a Korean doll through your letter of March 10.."
Handwritten, blue pen: "doll received 7.4.64 / answered and thanked 7.4.64"
Sender: Yu Min, Seoul, Korea, 30 Mar 1964
Addressed To: Mrs Monica Gates, Malvern East, Victoria, Australia, 30 Mar 1964

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