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NLK Project

Collecting Overseas Records on Korea

Objective
  • Collecting overseas records on Korea to procure primary research materials for studies on modern and contemporary history of Korea and to support for Korean Studies research.
Main Activities
  • Collect and organize records on Korea held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    • Collect records on Korea held by NARA by digitizing them
    • Classify collected records and build catalogs, databases
  • Provide services for users
    • Provide users with a guideline on how to use records and reference services
    • Introduce new arrivals and provide annotated work on the NLK's website and blog
    • Share information and cooperate with relevant institutions in Korea
How to Use

The National Library of Korea Blog

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Year Records No. of Pages Holding Institution
Total 3,040,017
(Dec 31 2019)
2019 Documents on Korea over 2 Record Groups e.g. RG 338 (Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical and Support Organizations) 116,850 The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
2018 Documents on Korea over 4 Record Groups e.g. RG 554 (Records of the General Headquarters, Far East Command, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers and United Nations Command) 174,138 The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
2017 Documents on Korea over 4 Record Groups e.g. RG 407 (Records of the Adjutant General's Office) 231,215 The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
2016 Documents on Korea over 3 Record Groups e.g. RG 338 (Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations) 302,454 The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
2015 Documents on Korea over 3 Record Groups e.g. RG 242 (National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized) 124,479 The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
2004~2014

Documents on Korea over 50 Record Groups e.g. RG 341 (Records of Headquarters U.S. Air Force (Air staff))

2,090,881 The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
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