List of the Ephemera and Printed Materials of the 1988 Seoul Olympics 3014

Sarah Cassone
USC Libraries East Asian Library
2018 April
Doheny Memorial Library
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-1825

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries East Asian Library
Title: 1988 Seoul Olympics ephemera and printed materials
creator: Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee
Identifier/Call Number: 3014
Identifier/Call Number: 955
Physical Description: 4.5 Linear Feet 4 bankers boxes
Date (inclusive): 1984-1994
Abstract: The 1988 Summer Olympics (officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad) were held in Seoul, South Korea from September 17 to October 2, 1988. This collection consists primarily of ephemera and realia related to the Olympic Games, as well as promotional printed materials.

Scope and Contents

The 1988 Seoul Olympics ephemera and printed materials, 1984-1994, comprise promotional ephemera, realia, brochures, catalogs, programs, and publications created and collected by the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committing for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, which were held in Seoul, South Korea from September 17 to October 2, 1998. The collection contains primarily ephemera and realia in the form of enamel pins, buttons, keychains, ceramic commemorative plates and tea cups, Hodori the Mascot plastic standing figurines and pottery, stickers, slides, flag and regular banners, posters, medallions, postcards, an Asian fan, a Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal box, Olympics commentary earphones, and a paperweight. There are also oversized items, including an Olympic torch (in original box), a countdown clock, and five posters on foam core.
The collection also contains printed materials published in connection with the 1988 Olympics Games in the form of open and closing ceremony programs, brochures, guides, catalogs, newsletters, press kits, journals, newspapers, clippings books, and an original Invitation to the opening ceremonies. The remainder of the collection comprises printed materials on the 1986 10th Asian Games, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games as well as the subsequent Olympics in Barcelona and Lausanne, and one folder of correspondence between USC's Korean Heritage Library and the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee regarding the donation of these materials.

Historical Note

The 1988 Summer Olympics (officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad) were held in Seoul, South Korea from September 17 to October 2, 1988. They were the first Olympic Games ever held in South Korea. Seoul was chosen to host the Summer Games through a vote held on September 30, 1981. The Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee (SLOOC), led by President Park She-jik, was responsible for the lead up to the Summer Olympics as well as in charge of overseeing the promotional aspects. Through correspondence with USC's Korean Heritage Library in 1988, it was decided USC would become the official repository for materials relating to the then still upcoming Olympic Games.

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of the Korean Heritage Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Korean Heritage Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Box/Folder# or Item name]. 1988 Seoul Olympics ephemera and printed materials, Collection no. 3014, Korean Heritage Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee, 1989. A few items received subsequently.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Olympic Games (24th : 1988: Seoul, Korea)
Olympics -- Planning -- Archival resources
Exhibition catalogs
Press kits
Programs (documents)
Promotional materials
Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee -- Archives
Pak, Se-jik, 1933- -- Archives
Roh, Tae Woo, 1932- -- Archives
Sŏul Asia Kyŏnggi Taehoe Chojik Wiwŏnhoe -- Archives


Ephemera and realia

Box 1, Box 1

[Buttons, enamel pins, and medallions] 1988

Box 1

[Ceramic 8" commemorative plate, white with Olympic mascot and two bears (in original box with stand, two items)] 465853 1988

Box 1

[Ceramic 8" commemorative plate, white with Seoul Olympic logo and Olympic rings (in original box with stand)] 465854 1988

Box 1

[Ceramic 10" commemorative plate with torch bearer at bottom and Olympic rings in sunburst pattern in center (in original box)] 1988-09-17-1988-10-02

Box 4

[Ceramic tea cups, white with blue writing in Korean (set of 5)] undated

Box 1

[Circular Seoul Olympics stickers of varying sizes] 1988

Box 4

[Hodori mascot large plastic figurine] 1988

Box 4

[Hodori mascot pottery (in wooden box)] undated

Box 1

[Hodori mascot small plastic figurines (two items)] 1988

Box 4

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes [cereal box] 1991-12-03

Box 1

Korean Delegation 10th Asian Games [flag banner] 1986

Box 1

Korean Senior Citizens Community Center open house [Hodori mascot Asian fan] 1988-06-30

Box 2

Music for the opening and closing ceremony: the 24th Olympiad [cassette tape] 1988

Box 1

[Official set of three Seoul Olympics enamel pins (two items)] 1988

Box 1

The Official Stamp Book for Seoul Olympiad (Korean-English) [six copies, tied together with string] 1988

Box 1

Olympiade Des Arts [postcards set] 1988

othertype Shelf

[Olympic countdown clock] undated

Box 2

[Olympic games commentary earphones and language channel selector] 1988

Box 1

[Olympic Games Supportive Fund Committee in the U.S.A. gold medal square paperweight (in original box)] 1988

othertype Shelf

Olympic Torch of Harmony presented by Park Seh-Jik [on stand, in original box] undated

Box 1

[Olympics mini guide book (in Korean)] 1988

Box 1

[Rectangle Seoul Olympics mascot stickers] 1988

Box 1

[Seoul 1988 banner sticker] 1988

Box 1

Seoul is Ready! [sticker] 1988

Box 1

[Seoul Olympics buttons pinned to green cloth] 1988-09-17-1988-10-02

Box 1

Seoul Olympic competition venues [slides booklet] 1988

Box 1

[Seoul Olympics flag banners (in original box)] 1988

Box 1

[Seoul Olympics keychains (two different designs, in original boxes)] 1988

Box 1

[Seoul Olympics name plate base metals (3 items in original boxes)] 1988

Box 3

Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee [official poster] undated

othertype Shelf

[Seoul Olympics posters on foam core (9 items, 3 in Korean, 6 Olympics sight locations)] 1988

Box 1

[Seoul Olympics t-shirt, size small] 1988-09-17-1988-10-02

Box 1

[Set of three enamel pins in plastic holders (3 items in original boxes)] 1988

Box 1

[Small flag banners on yellow sticks (two items)] 1988

Box 1

[Stone Festival Monument for the Olympic Movement triangle shaped wall hanger] 1988-09-17-1988-10-02

Box 1

[Supporting Fund Committee in the U.S.A medallions in original boxes (two items)] 1988

Box 4

[White, blue, and red large cloth banner] 1988

Box 4

[White, blue, and red large plastic banner] 1988


Printed materials

Box 3, Folder 1

XXIV Olympiad [program] 1988

Box 3, Folder 2

Barcelona Olympic News 1992

Box 2, Folder 1

[Catalogs in Korean] 1988-09-17-1988-10-02

Box 2, Folder 2

Competition schedule: games of the XXIVth Olympiad Seoul 1988, 3rd edition 1988-09-05

Box 4

Games of the XXIVTH Olympiad Seoul 1988 closing ceremony [oversize program, three copies] 1989-09-17

Box 4

Games of the XXIVTH Olympiad Seoul 1988 opening ceremony [oversize program, two copies, one in Korean] 1989-09-17

Box 2, Folder 3

Games of the XXIVth Olympiad Seoul [brochures] 1988

Box 2, Folder 4

Guide to Korea [two copies] 1988

Box 3, Folder 4

Hodori News [Korean newsletter] 1987-08-1988-11

Box 3, Folder 3

Haeoe Hongbo Kihoekton 15th meeting minutes [marketing plan in Korean] 1988

Box 3, Folder 5

Lausanne '94 Information 1994

Box 3, Folder 6

Media Heralds Seoul Olympics [published book of collected clippings] 1989-03

Box 2, Folder 5

Memories of Seoul [brochure] 1988

Box 2, Folder 6

The Moon through the clouds [presskit, 2 copies] undated

Box 3, Folder 7

News, no. 6 1987-06

Box 2, Folder 7

Official V.I.P maps of Korea, Seoul, and Olympic venues 1988

Box 3, Folder 8

Opening Ceremony in World Press [collected clippings book] 1988-10

Box 2, Folder 9

Olympiad of Art [catalog] 1987

Box 3

Olympic English: A BBC Language Course for the International Sporting Community [book and audio cassettes] 1986

Box 2, Folder 8

[Olympic games booklet (in Korean, four copies)] 1988

Box 3, Folder 9

Olympic Kwangjang 1987

Box 2, Folder 10

Olympic Sculpture Park 1988

Box 3, Folder 10

The Olympic Seoul [journal] 1986-1987

Box 3, Folder 11

The Olympic Seoul [journal] 1988

Box 3, Folder 13

Olympik Sosik (Olympics News) 1985

Box 2, Folder 12

[Olympics sports catalog in Korean (two copies)] 1988

Box 2, Folder 11

The Olympic Souvenirs You Want! [brochure] 1988

Box 3, Folder 12

Olympic Update Vol 1., No. 4 1987

Box 2, Folder 13

[Opening ceremonies invitation] 1988

Box 3, Folder 14

Remarks by President Roh-Tae Woo on eve of the Seoul Olympic Games [in Korean and English] 1988-09-14

Box 2, Folder 14

Seoul: a guide to the XXIVth Olympiad 1988

Box 3, Folder 15

Seoul Asiad Bulletin Vol. 4, No. 5 1986-11

Box 3, Folder 16

Seoul Bulletin 1988-04-1988-06

Box 2, Folder 16

Seoul 1988 [catalog] 1988

Box 2, Folder 15

Seoul: host city of the Olympics [booklet, 3 copies] 1988

Box 3, Folder 17

Seoul Flame [Nos. 18-19, 22, 24-25, 27-28, 30, 32] 1987-09-1988-11

Box 3, Folder 18

The Seoul Olympian [Korean newspaper] 1988-09

Box 2, Folder 17

Seoul Olympic celebration: the night of Korean lyric songs [two copies] 1988-06

Box 3, Folder 19

Seoul Olympic '88 4th Cosmopolitan Art Exhibit 1988-09

Box 3, Folder 20

Seoul Olympic News, Vol. 1, No. 3 1984-06

Box 2, Folder 18

Seoul Olympic travel guide [brochure] 1988

Box 3, Folder 21

Seoul Olympics [Korean Heritage Library correspondence] 1988-1989

Box 2, Folder 19

Seoul Olymics travel information [four copies] 1988

Box 2, Folder 20

Seoul sports complex [catalog] undated

Box 2, Folder 21

Shopper's Paradise: Korea [brochure] 1987-04

Box 2, Folder 22

SLOOC information [presskit, two copies] undated

Box 2, Folder 23

Sports pictograms for the games of the XXIVth Olympiad Seoul 1988

Box 2, Folder 24

Sports site guide 1988

Box 2, Folder 25

The Stories of the Seoul Olympics by Park Seh-Jik 1990

Box 2, Folder 26

Summer Olympics '88: the official U.S. tour program 1988

Box 2, Folder 27

10th Asian Games [opening and closing ceremony programs] 1986

Box 2, Folder 29

Ticket information [catalog, five copies] undated

Box 2, Folder 28

Ticket information, revised edition [brochure, three copies] 1987-12

Box 2, Folder 30

[Tourism map: Korea] undated

Box 2, Folder 31

Unspoiled paradise: Chejudo, Korea [brochure] undated

Box 2

Welcome to Seoul: key to the Olympic city [guide, 39 copies in varying languages] 1988

Box 2

Wish you were here: Los Angeles Olympic games [binder] 1984

Box 2, Folder 32

The World of Sculptural Art Exhibition in Commemoration of the Seoul Olympics [program] 1988

Box 3, Folder 22

WTF Taekwondo Vol VI, No. 4 Winter 1986