SELECT KOREAN WAR (1950-1953) RESOURCES IN THE USMA LIBRARY
Compiled by Alan Aimone
Revised April 2, 2010
Army at Chosin, Korea
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War Factbook
Korean War Project
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Korean War Web Ring
Women in the Korean War
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: email@example.com
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Ely, Lous B. Red Army Today, 3rd ed. Harrisburg, PA: Military Service Publication Co., 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
_____. 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.
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.