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Korean War collection

 Collection
Identifier: 3332

Scope and Contents

The Korean War collection contains Chinese propaganda leaflets printed during the Korean War (1950-1953), restricted Chinese military maps, books of photographs, post-war North Korean propaganda, songs, a photograph album, posters, comic books, and illustrated propaganda created during and shortly after the Korean War. The leaflets in the collection include both propaganda printed in English that Chinese military forces dropped over American lines and also leaflets printed in Chinese directed at Chinese soldiers fighting in the Korean War. The collection also includes 69 books published in China and North Korea during the Korean War. Much of the propaganda in the collection promotes the heroism of the soldiers fighting for the North Korean side and the undying friendship of the Chinese and Korean peoples.

Dates

  • 1950 - 1964
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1953

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of the East Asian Library at eal@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the East Asian Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Extent

2.21 Linear Feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

Chinese

English

Korean

Abstract

The Korean War collection contains Chinese propaganda leaflets printed during the Korean War (1950-1953), restricted Chinese military maps, books of photographs, post-war North Korean propaganda, songs, a photograph album, posters, comic books, and illustrated propaganda created during and shortly after the Korean War. The leaflets in the collection include both propaganda printed in English that Chinese military forces dropped over American lines and also leaflets printed in Chinese directed at Chinese soldiers fighting in the Korean War. The collection also includes 69 books published in China and North Korea during the Korean War. Much of the propaganda in the collection promotes the heroism of the soldiers fighting for the North Korean side and the undying friendship of the Chinese and Korean peoples.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Peking Man Bookshop, March 2021.

Processing Information

This finding aid's file-level records are based on a collection inventory created by the immediate source of the acquisition, Peking Man Bookshop. Peking Man Bookshop divided the inventory into two "parts": "Part One: Archival collection" and "Part Two: Books." The USC Libraries preserved Peking Man Bookshop's arrangement and description. Peking Man Bookshop's inventory of the material, which is mostly written in Chinese, is also included with the collection.

Creator

Title
Finding aid for the Korean War collection
Status
Completed
Author
Bo Doub
Date
2022 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Most of the description for this collection is written in English. However, much of the file-level description is written in Chinese copied from collection material and Peking Man Bookshop's inventory.

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries East Asian Library Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-1825 United States