In 1954, I was a high-school boy in Korea. Americans seem to like this photo. This photo was published first in the newspaper for American troops in Korea (1954). These days, they include this photo whenever they talk about me.
    Click here and here to hear what they say about me.

    Korean high schools are single-gender schools. We were trained to become soldiers, but not to talk to girls. I still talk like a high-school boy, but girls seem to like me.

    In 2014 = 60 + 1954, with an Italian high-school girl in Florence (Italy), while waiting for a bus.

High-School Diary of

Kim Young Suh


Contribution of a New Culture: Alumni Contribution System!

  • When I went to Princeton in July of 1958, I noticed many of the buildings had personal names, such as Palmer Hall, Fine Hall, McCosh Hall, 1942 Hall, etc. Each building carries the name of the person or the group of people who contributed money to construct it. They were the graduates of Princeton University. The 1942 building was donated by those who graduated in 1942.

  • It was one year after Principal Kim Won-Kyu left our school in 1957, and the morale of our students was sinking. In order to lift up their morale, I decided to send $100 per year to our high school. This became the beginning of our alumni contribution system.
      Click on these figures to enlarge them.

Second Phase

Final Phase


Korean War (1950-1953)

Roofless Classrooms in Busan



Undergraduate Years (1954-1958)


Princeton Years (1958-1962)


Period of Adjustments (1962-1966)

Greater Washington Area (since 1962)


Construction of the
Princeton Genealogy of Einstein-Wigner-Kim