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copy to H K Buechner, SI ^[[checkmark]]

Seoul National University
Seoul, Korea 

[[stamped]] RECEIVED JAN 17 1967 OFFICE OF ECOLOGY [[/stamped]] 

December 29, 1966

Dr. Harold J. Coolidge
National Academy of Sciences
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418
U. S. A.

Dear Dr. Coolidge:

Thank you for your letter of December 12th 1966.  I am very glad to know that you came back to Washington without any troble after the long trip including the participation in the 11th Pacific Science Congress held in Japan last September.

Mr. Juhien Engle of whom you told in your letter arrived in Seoul on December 22nd and we (Dr. Won, Dr. Hong and I) had an opportunity to talk with him for 2 hours.  Then Mr. Engel seemed to be much interested in the IBP and asked much about the IBP in my country.

On December 24th, we visited the National Science Museum and the director, Mr. Choi, gave a briefing about the things done since last September.  After that we also looked around the building which is now under construction. 

After last September we visited DMZ once again, and all the scientists and assistants have been working to make "5-year plan for DMZ work" in Korean language by the end of this year.  And now that Dr. Ke Chung Kim of Minnesota University is supposed to arrive here by the end of this year.  I think it will be finished for this plan to be translated into English with the help of Dr. Kim and Dr. Tyson by the end of January, 1967.

Negotiating the reconstruction work of National Science Museum with the government, we are preparing various things for this work,  So for its 1-year  preparatory work, we are preparing the followings.

^[[see letter to Dr. Tyson from Dr. Buechner dtd 25 Jan 67]]

^[[file Korea]]

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