Korean War Papers

A new finding aid has been added to the Military Collection finding aids page:

Korean War Papers, 1951 – 2009
Coming relatively soon after the end of World War II, the Korean War was a far-away, isolated conflict to an American public already weary from four years of war. However, the war had an impact on the state with nearly 800 North Carolinians dying in the conflict and thousands more injured. A great many soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines received training at North Carolina bases before deploying to Korea. Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point, Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station, and Pope and Seymour Johnson Air Forces Bases trained thousands of members of the armed forces for service in Korea and other stations around the world. The Korean War Papers are an artificial collection relating to the participation of North Carolina and her citizens in the Korean War (1950-1953). The collection includes photographs, official military documents, personal correspondence, books, pamphlets, bulletins, individual service member biographical information, and miscellaneous other items. (2 boxes)