Art historian and educator Evelyn Becker McCune, long a friend and benefactor of the Center for Korean Studies, is the subject of an August 7, 2009, profile by Mike Tharp in the Merced (Calif.) Sun-Star. McCune, well known as the author of The Arts of Korea: An Illustrated History (Charles E. Tuttle, 1962), turned 102 years old this year. She lives with her daughter, Heather Thompson, in Merced. During a period of residency in Hawaii, McCune was a frequent participant in activities at the Center and was instrumental in securing some of the principal materials in the Center’s archival collections: her own personal papers as well as those of missionary educator George Shannon McCune; geographer Shannon McCune; and historian George McAfee McCune, her husband.
Mike Tharp’s column on Evelyn McCune can be read on line at: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/115/story/992319.html.