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Korean Studies: Primary Sources

Presidential Libraries and Korea Related Documents

The following are just a few US presidential libraries that have Korea related primary documents. Those interested are encouraged to check the websites of other presidential libraries (i.e Kennedy, Ford, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush).

Korean Language

Below are some websites that will either list or give access to available Korean language primary documents for perusal.

Foreign Affairs Documents Collections

Below are the links to some of  foreign affairs documents collections available online.

Korea related FRUS volumes

Below is the list of links to some Korea related FRUS (Foreign Relations of the United States) volumes:

Other Documents Translated into English

Subject Guide

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Some Tips

If you are searching for works by famous political leaders, you can perform a catalog search by the author. You can also use “speeches” or “works” as an additional keyword.

Another way to search for sources in the Catalog is to search by a combination of keywords like, for example, [country] AND [additional keyword] AND [sources] OR [documents]. For example, to search for documents on Soviet-Korean relations you may try to search for Korea AND Soviet Union AND documents.

 

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