More than five hundred publications and collections document social, political, and economic changes in North and South Korea, dating especially from the Japanese annexation of Korea in 1910 to the Korean War. They include the records of the Japanese legation in Seoul (1894­–1910), psychological warfare leaflets distributed by the United Nations during the Korean War, and records of the United States Army Military Government in Korea. 

Materials on the Japanese legation of Korea, 1894-1910


Kōshikan Records

Japanese legation in Korea, 1894–1910

US Army Far East Command Psychological Warfare Branch Leaflets

Propaganda aimed at North Korean and Chinese soldiers during the Korean War. Includes translations.

Haydon L. Boatner Papers

Commandant, United Nations Prisoner of War Command in Korea, 1952

Radio Pyongyang Radio Broadcast Transcripts

North Korean radio station

Millard Preston Goodfellow Papers

US political adviser in Korea, 1946; includes correspondence with Syngman Rhee

Kenneth Kantor Papers

US journalist

Korea Underground Report Newsletters

Compilation on South Korea and Southeast Asia edited by Kilsoo K. Haan

Korean Subject Collection

Printed matter relating to North and South Korea and to the Korean War

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Korea Archival Collections     Korea Library Materials

Duignan, Peter, ed. The Library of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1985.

Nahm, Andrew C. Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1894-1910: a Checklist of Japanese Archives In the Hoover Institution. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University, 1959.

Palm, Charles, and Dale Reed. Guide to the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1980.

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Hoover Institution Provides Korea with Rare Copies of Historical Documents

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Recovered missing documents revealing long-held secrets are usually the basis of suspense novels. A copy of the Hoover Institution’s Japan Koshikan (Korea) records, however, may be a case of truth proving stranger than fiction.



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