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Military Resources: Korean War

NARA Resources

Armistice Agreement for the Restoration of the South Korean State (1953)
Text of the armistice that ended the fighting in Korea in 1953. "The armistice, while it stopped hostilities, was not a permanent peace treaty between nations."

"Electronic Records of Korean and Vietnam Conflict Casualties"
Prologue article by Theodore J. Hull that describes NARA's electronic records about the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

The Korean War
The Eisenhower Presidential Library maintains this site which describes the Korean War and President Eisenhower's actions to deal with it.

The Korean War and Its Origins 1945-1953
This site from the Truman Presidential Library offers a look at the Korean War through documents and images.

The Korean War as History: David Rees' Korea: The Limited War in Retrospect
Presentation by William Stueck at The Power of Free Inquiry and Cold War International History program held on September 25-26, 1998, at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, and sponsored by NARA's Archival Research Coordinating Committee and the University of Maryland.

Korean War Records
A guide to Korean War records at the National Archives.

Records of Nurse Casualties in the Korean War: Electronic Records Reference Report
How to locate records of Korean War nurse casualties at the National Archives.

Records of U.S. Military Casualties, Missing in Action, and Prisoners of War from the Era of the Korean War: Electronic Records Reference Report
"Overview of the electronic data records in the custody of the National Archives that relate to U.S. military casualties, missing in action, and prisoners of war from the Korean War era."

"Revisiting Korea: Exposing Myths of the Forgotten War"
James I. Matray's two-part Prologue article from Summer 2002 examines U.S.-Korean relations and the myths about the Korean War.

State-level Lists of Casualties from the Korean Conflict
NARA's Center for Electronic Records has made these lists available online. Casualty lists for Vietnam War are also available.

The United States Enters the Korean Conflict
A Teaching with Documents lesson plan.

Other Resources

50th Anniversary Commemoration Korean War 1950-1953
Check out this site sponsored by the Army Quartermaster Corps Museum at Fort Lee, Virginia, and visit the related exhibit, "Korea: The Quartermaster Story" which will be open at the museum on June 25, 2000, 50 years to the day the Korean War began.

Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO): Korean War
DPMO is the Department of Defense office that oversees and manages POW/MIA issues. This site dealing with POW/MIAs of the Korean War provides information about DPMO's activities, fact sheets, maps, and lists of POW/MIAs. Also included is the Johnnie Johnson List, a list secretly compiled by Army Private First Class Wayne A. "Johnnie" Johnson of 496 fellow prisoners who had died during their captivity.

Korean War, 1950-1953
This Air University Library Special Bibliography No. 290 was compiled by Joan Hyatt.

Korean War, 1950-1953
The U.S. Army developed this site to pay tribute to veterans of the Korean War and their families.

The Korean War, June 1950-July 1953: Introductory Overview and Special Image Selection
This online library of information and selected images related to the Korean War is sponsored by the Naval Historical Center.

Korean War Maps
Website maintained by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

Korean War Naval Operations: A Bibliography
This online bibliography is maintained by the Naval Historical Center.

Korean War Overview
A video lecture from the Khan Academy.

Korean War Project
Site includes information about POW-MIA issues, veterans' issues, and units that served in the war.

Medal of Honor Recipients: Korean War
U.S. Army Center Center of Military History site that provides the names of Medal of Honor recipients and the actions that are commemorated.

Remembering the Korean War
Compiled by the U.S. Army Center of Military History, this site contains official histories, art and images, and studies and documents related to the Korean War.

United States Army in the Korean War: Policy and Direction: The First Year
Written by James F. Schnabel and published by the Center of Military History, this work was first published as CMH Pub 20-1-1 in 1972.

Veterans History Project: Korean War, 1950-1953
Oral history interviews with Korean War veterans presented by Grand Valley State University Libaries.

"What We Learned From the Korean War"
This article from The Atlantic discusses ways in which the Korean War influenced the course American wars that followed.