Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Campus lawn in front of campus Art Center

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Institution Name: Hastings College
Original/Historic Place Name: Korean Summer Encampment Movement (summers of 1910, 1911, and 1912)
Location on Campus: Near Carnegie Library (1908)
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
2002erection of monument by the government of South Korea information unknown Unknown
Type of Place: Landscape site
Type of landscape–
Other characteristics:
Site of Korean Summer Encampment movement (1910, 1911, 1912).
1908-presentoutdoor space (campus lawn)
1910-1912outdoor space (encampment)
2002other (memorial site)

Significance: culture, education, history, landscape
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

It was on this grassy area that the Korean Summer Encampment movement (1910, 1911, 1912) took place. In the minds of the individuals who organized the movement, the purpose of these camps was to train young men in the military arts, so that at some future time they would be equipped to overthrow the Japanese authority then occupying their homeland. The photograph included with this report shows Syngman Rhee (future president of the Republic of Korea) relaxing with a few of the 30-40 students who attended the Korean Summer Encampment sessions.

I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

II. Location of other data:
University: Special Collections

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