Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
Title: Collection on Democracy and Unification in Korea
Date (inclusive): 1975-ca.1990
Collection number: 358
Creator: Korea Church Coalition for Peace, Justice, and Reunification
Extent: 95 boxes
Abstract: The collection is mostly about Korean human rights and democratic development during the 1970s and 1980s in the United States.
Also, it contains information on how American religious and citizen groups participated in activities in Washington, DC and
abroad to promote Korean democracy.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Korea Church Coalition for Peace, Justice, and Reunification.
[Identification of item], Collection on Democracy and Unification in Korea (Collection Number 358). Department of Special
Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
The "Korea Church Coalition for Peace, Justice, and Reunification" (formerly named "North American Coalition for Human Rights
in Korea") was formed in 1975 during the Yushin period by concerned religious and human rights activists in the United States.
According to the Coalition, the organization was "the major voice which spoke out on behalf of victims of human rights abuses
as well as supported efforts for democracy in Korea."
Scope and Content
This archival collection was originally collected by the "Korea Church Coalition for Peace, Justice, and Reunification" in
Washington D.C. from 1975 through early 1990s, and donated to University of California, Los Angeles, East Asian Library in
summer of 1995. The collection is mostly about Korean human rights and democratic development during the 1970s and 1980s
in the United States. Also, it contains information on how American religious and citizen groups participated in activities
in Washington, DC and abroad to promote Korean democracy.
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged in the following series:
- Complete sets of publications by the Coalition (Box 1-9)
- Senate/House Congressional hearings on Korean democracy, human rights, and individual congressional members' records, etc.
- State Department records on Korean human rights situation (Box 18-20)
- Minutes and notes from National Council of Churches USA members, and affiliated denominations and groups related to Korean
issues (Box 21-22)
- Documents from National Council of Churches Korea members and Korean religious organizations working on Korean issues (Box
- Documents from American and other abroad organizations and religious bodies working on Korean issues (Box 26-30)
- Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) (Box 31-39)
- Korea movement statements (Box 40-41)
- Chronology of events in Korea (Box 42)
- Korean economy, government and politics, foreign relations, etc. (Box 43-51)
- Multinational corporations and individual companies in Korea (Box 52-53)
- Major incidents in Korea in 70s and 80s (Box 54-58)
- Extensive files on various issues/areas related to Korean democracy
- 13a. Military issues (Box 59-63)
- 13b. Press freedom (Box 64)
- 13c. Religious freedom (Box 65)
- 13d. Political prisoners/human rights (Box 66)
- 13e. Student movement (Box 67)
- 13f. Theology (Box 68)
- 13g. Torture (Box 69)
- 13h. Farmers movement (Box 70)
- 13i. Labor movement (Box 71-73)
- 13j. Individual persons (Box 74)
- 13k. Korean women/family relations (Box 75)
- 13l. Overseas Koreans (Korean-American, Korean-Japanese, etc.) (Box 76)
- Newspaper clippings (Box 77-88)
- Miscellaneous files (Box 89-90)
- Supplemental files (Box 91-95)
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Korea Church Coalition for Peace, Justice, and Reunification
Korea --Social conditions --1945- --Archival resources.
Korea --Economic conditions --1945- --Archival resources.
Korea --Politics and government --20th century --Archival resources.
Korea --Foreign relations --1945- --Archival resources.