SELECT KOREAN WAR (1950-1953) RESOURCES IN THE USMA LIBRARY

Compiled by Alan Aimone

                                                                Revised April 2, 2010


WEB SITES:


Army at Chosin, Korea

        http://31rct.tripod.com/

Korean War, 1950-1953

        www.pml.suffolk.lib.ny.us/KoreanWar.html

Korean War Factbook

        www.skalman.nu/koreanwar/

Korean War Project

        www.koreanwar.org

Has links to Vietnam and Korean War casualty lists, also history of the Korean War, maps, and its veterans’ groups. The Korean War casualty list is currently being revised electronically because of United States communities memorization activities.

Korean War Veterans National Museum and Library

        c/o 700         South Main, Tuscola, IL. 61953; fax (217)

        253-3228; e-mail:  dcmuseum@net66.com

        www.theforgotttenvictory.org

Korean War Web Ring

        rt66.com/~korteng/SmallArms/kwring.htlm

Women in the Korean War

        http://korea50.army.mil/history/factsheets/women.shtml


MAJOR COLLECTION LOCATIONS


Center for the Study of the Korean War.  Graceland University, 1401 West Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050-3434

        Dr. Paul Edwards, Director, 816.833.0524; e-mail:  pedwards@graceland.edu

Center for the Study of War and Society.  220 Hoskins Library, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 37996         (865.974.0128)

        

Cold War International History Project.  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Truman Presidential Library

        www.trumanlibrary.org/


PUBLISHED PRIMARY SOURCES:


Burt, Richard and Geoffrey Kemp, comps. and eds.  Congressional Hearings on American Defense

Policy:  1947-1971:  An Annotated Bibliography.  Lawrence:  University Press of Kansas, 1974.    

Ref.  KF7201.B86    A useful research tool focusing on House and Senate Defense Appropriations

Subcommittees.  It supplements the Monthly Catalog.

Declassified Documents:  Retrospective Collection, ed. by Anadel Wile, 4 vols. with index.  Arlington,

VA:  Carrollton, 1976-1983.  Gov. Docs. Z1223.A12.D35    It is a good finding aid of items not in         the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government  Publications.  A good source for Korean War and

Vietnam War sources.  Updated by Declassified Documents Quarterly Abstract Catalog since

1975.

Guide to the Reports of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey, ed. by Gordon Daniels.  London:  

Boydell & Brewer, 1981.  D785.U57.G8 1981  List the contents for the 316 European and Pacific

bombing surveys with biographical outlines of surveyors.  World War II bombing surveys referred         to during the course of the Cold War.

Kesarlis, Paul, ed.  Guide to Documents of the National Security Council, 1947-1977.  Frederick, MD:  

University Publications of America, 1980.  Gov. Docs. Microfilm cabinets

_____.  First Supplement, comp. by Kenneth D. Schlessinger.  Frederick, MD:  University; Publications of

America, 1981.  Gov. Docs. Microfilm cabinets.    The two guides cover seven microfilm reels         with a breakdown by reel entries and by subjects.

Millet, Allan R. and Bin Yu, tr.  Mao’s Generals Remember Korea.  Lawrence:  University Press of

Kansas, 2001.

Reister, Frank A.  Battle Casualties and Medical Statistics:  U.S. Army Experience in the Korean War.

Washington, DC:  Department of the Army, Surgeon General, 1973.    DS920.6.R44   This is an         expansion of the 1952 book Battle Casualties with more statistics and charts.

Rottman, Gordon L.  Korean War Order of Battle:  United States, United Nations, and Communist         Ground,

        Naval and Air Forces, 1950-1953.  Westport, CT:  Praeger Publishers, 2002.  DS918.R67  2002

U.S. Department of the Army.  Office of Military History.  United States Army in the Korean War

        1956 rept.  Washington, DC:  GPO, 1982.    DS918.U53k1950 and 1950-1953.  Excellent

pictorial histories.  Available on CD-ROM, Government Printing Office, 008-029-00365-1.

                        SECONDARY SOURCES:

Appleman, Roy E.  Ridgway Duels for Korea.  College Station:  Texas A&M University Press, 1990.            DS918.A8  1990

Blanchard, C. H.  Korean War Bibliography and Maps of Korea.  Albany, NY:  Korean Conflict

Research Foundation, 1964.  Z3819.K6.B5    A good source for U.S. Army literature and maps         related to the war.

Bacevich, Andrew Joseph.  The Pentomic Era:  The US Army between Korea and Vietnam.  

Washington, DC:  National Defense University Press/GPO, 1986.    UA25.B187 1986

Brune, Lester H., ed.  The Korean war:  Handbook of the literature and research.  Westport, CT:          Greenwood Press, 1996.  SPEC DS918.A1.K7  1996

Burns, Richard Dean, comp.  Harry S. Truman:  A Bibliography of Historical Times and Presidency.

Wilmington, DE:  Scholarly Resources, 1984.  Ref. Z888.9.B87 1984    Articles, dissertations as         well as monographs are cited.  Period covers many important military affairs decisions.

Cagle, Malcolm W. and Frank Albert Manson.  Sea War In Korea, 1957 reprint.  NY:  Arco Press, 1980.  

DS920.A2.C3/1980

        

Duncan, David Douglas  This Is War!  A Photo-Narrative in Three Parts.  NY:  Harper & Brothers,

1951.  DS918.D912t    A graphic photographic history of the Korean War.

Edwards, Paul M., comp.  Korean War:  A Historical Dictionary.  Lanham, MD:  Scarecrow Press,         2003.          DS918.E363  2003

_____.    Korean War:  An Annotated Bibliography.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 1998.            Z3316.E36  1998

Edwards, Paul M.  A Guide to Films on the Korean War.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 1997.  

DS918.16.E38  1997

Ely, Lous B.  Red Army Today, 3rd ed.  Harrisburg, PA:  Military Service Publication Co., 1953.    

UA772.E52 1953                                        

Fehrenbach, T. R.  This Kind of War:  The Classic Korean War History, 2nd ed.  Washington, D.C.:  

Brassey’s, 1998.    DS918.F37 1998

Field, James A. Jr.  History of United States Naval Operations:  Korea.  Washington, D.C.:  U.S.

              Government Printing Office, 1962.  DS920.A2.F456h   The most detailed study of the U.S. navy         in the Korean War.  A glossary of naval abbreviations, maps and tables add to its reference value.

Futrell, Robert Frank.  United States Air Force in Korea, 1950-1953, rev. ed.  Washington, D.C.:  U.S.

               Government Printing Office, 1983.  Gov. Docs.  D301.2A:7/32/950-53  This is the most complete         book on the subject.  It includes illustrations and notes on sources including United Nations air         forces.

Giangreco, D. M.  War in Korea, 1950-1953.  Novato, CA:  Presidio Press, 2000.   DS918.15.G53  2000

Gordon, Colin.  Atlantic Alliance:  Selective Bibliography.  NY:  Nichols Publishing, 1978.  Ref.

Z6464.N65.G67 1978    The best bibliography for post World War II and NATO literature         including articles.

        

Halperin, Morton H.  Limited War:  An Essay on the Development of the Theory and An Annotated 

Bibliography, 1962 rept.  NY:  AMS, 1976.    UA11.H163

Kaufman, Burton I.  The Korean Conflict.  Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth         Century.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 1999.    DS918.K39  1999

Kim, Stephen Jin-Woo.  Master of  Manipulation:  Syngman Rhee and the Seoul-Washington

Alliance,  1953-1960.  Seoul:  Yonsei University Press, 2001.

Korean Institute of Military History.  Korean War, 3 vols.  Lincoln:  University of Nebraska Press, 2000-        2001.  DS918.K5635  1997

Korean War:  40-Year Perspectives, ed. by Chae-Jin Lee.  Claremont, CA:  Keck Center for

International and Strategic Studies, 1991.  DS918.K564 1991

Larson, Arthur D., comp.  Civil-Military Relations and Militarism:  A Classified Bibliography

Covering the United States and Other Nations of the World With Introductory Notes.  Manhattan:  Kansas State University Library, 1971.  Ref.  UA10L329c    This is a world wide survey of English writings with emphasis on the post-1945 period.

Lentz, Robert J.  Korean War Filmography:  91 English Language Features through 2000.  Jefferson,         NC:  McFarland, 2003.    DS918.16.L46  2003

McFarland, Keith D.  Korean War.  NY:  Garland Publishing, 1985.    Z3319.K6.M38 1986

Matray, James Irving., ed.  Historical Dictionary of the Korean War.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press,

1991.  DS918.H536  1991

Miller, John, Jr., Owen J. Carroll, and Margaret E. Tackley.  Korea, 1951-1953.  Washington, D.C.:          Department of the Army, Center of Military History, facsimile rept, 1989; 1997.    DS918.U5242          1997

Millett, Allan R.  The War for Korea, 1945-1950:  A House Burning.  Lawrence:  University Press of         

        Kansas, 2005.

_____.  The Korean War:  The Essential bibliography.  Dulles, VA:  Potomac Books, Inc., 2006.

O’Quinlivan, D. Michael and James S. Santelli.  Annotated Bibliography of the United States Marine

Corps In the Korean War.  Washington, D.C.:  U.S. Marine Corps, 1970.

Rees, David.  Korea:  Limited War.  NY:  St. Martin’s Press, 1964.  DS918.R259k    An excellent

bibliography including memoirs and appendices.  Appendices cover selected war casualty figures.

Sandler, Stanley, ed.  Korean War:  An Encyclopedia.  NY:  Garland Publishing, 1995.  DS918.K5645         1995

Simmons, Edwin H.  Frozen Chosein:  U.S. Marines at the Changjin Reservoir.  Washington, D.C.:          GPO, 2002.

U.S. Department of the Army.  Handbook On the Chinese Communist Army.  Washington, DC:  1960  

UA835.U53b 1952    A good guide to the Red Chinese Army during the Korean War era.

_____.   Office of the Chief of Military History.  United States Army in the Korean War, 5 vols.          Washington, DC:  GPO, 1972-    .    DS918.U57  This is the official history of the U.S. Army in         Korea with good maps.  Posted on the Center for Military History’s home page:          www.army.mil/cmh-pg  Will also include pamphlets and some photographs

United States Marine Corps.  Historical Branch G-3, Division Headquarters.  U.S. Marine Operations in

Korea, 1950-1953, 5 vols.  Washington, D. C.:  U.S. Government Printing Office, 1958-1971.  

DS919.U61u   The illustrative descriptive series focuses on operational histories.  

U.S. Senate.  Committee on Government Operations.  Organizing for National Security:  A

Bibliography.  Washington, DC:  GPO, 1959.  Gov. Docs. Y4.G74/6:N21se/2    A good source

for the unification of the armed services, defense organization and civil-military relations books,

articles and government documents.


MANUSCRIPTS


Flinn, Robert Francis (1925-1951), USMA 1950, CU 17435.  Letters; Veteran, World War II, officer killed

in action, Korean War, 9 October 1951.  Letters to Donell and Gerald De  Graf, parents of         classmate, William B. De Graf, telling of his experiences as a young officer in the Korean War

Gilkey, Clarence Dunbar (1930-1986), USMA 1952, CU 18549, Papers; 1953-1954, 1 folder.  Served with

73rd Engineer Combat Battalion in South Korea, March 1953 – June 1954.  Memorabilia of X

Corps in Korea and a history of X Corps in Korea.

Korean War Propaganda Scrapbooks.  2 volumes.  Scrapbooks containing U.S. propaganda leaflets directed

at North Koreans, with English translations.  Report, “The North Korean Target,” presents test

questions and answers on propaganda leaflets given to Prisoners of War.

Osborne, Ralph Morris (1903-    ), USMA 1926, CU 7899.  Slide collection, 1953, 2 boxes.  Army officer,

Korean War.  Collection contains 481 slides of Korea, with index; a scrapbook of the II Airborne

Division Artillery, January 1954 – July 1955…

Pace, Frank, Jr. (1912-1988).  Papers, 1950-1988, 20 boxes.  Secretary of the Army, 1950-1953.  Collection

of materials relevant to government service; including correspondence; speeches and interviews;

scrapbooks; photographs; films, videos, and tapes; awards; biographical material; memorabilia.  

Inventory in Box 1.

Palmer, Arthur Carl (1904-1968), Papers:  1949-1967, 51 items.  Engineer, LTC, Army Reserve Corps.  

Memorabilia, 1950-1952, stemming from Palmer’s tour of  duty as general manager of the Third

Transportation Military Railway Service at Seoul; biographical data on Palmer; orders; Korean

reconstruction of the Pulchan River high level railroad bridge; ancillary pamphlets and papers

Ridgway, Matthew Bunker  (1895-1993), USMA April 1917, CU 5657.  Interview; 1969, 30 pages.  

Interview conducted by Major Matthew P. Caulfield and LTC Robert M. Elton, 29 August 1969.  

Topics covered included General Ridgway’s experiences leading and training men during World

War Ii and in the Korean War, and comparison of the Korean War with the conflict in Viet Nam.

Smythe, George Winfered (1899-1969) USMA 1924, CU 7545.  Papers; 1920-1969, 14 boxes.  Army

officer; commander in World War II and Korean War.  Correspondence; orders and citations;

maps; speeches; lectures; scrapbooks; photographs; memorabilia relating to Smith’s cadet days

and military career.  Inventory in Box 1.