As the nation's record-keeper, NARA safeguards records of all three branches of the Federal Government.
The list of records comes from a government booklet that is over 200 pages in length.
The document is available in its entirety on this page of the KWE after being hand-typed onto the website (RIP 103 is not available on the NARA website) by Lynnita Brown.
The contents of RIP 103 are a descriptive synopsis of what National Archives resources are available as they pertain to each particular subject.
Please note that all of these resources have been "accessioned" or catalogued by government employees, but these are not by any means the only Korean War-related holdings in the National Archives.
Those documents which have not been accessioned are not listed below.
As with most preservation agencies, accessioning historical documents in the National Archives is an ongoing process that requires meticulous attention to detail and the sorting and cataloging of millions of pages of manuscripts and documents as they are declassified and made available to the public.
Back to Page Contents This reference information paper provides descriptions of more than 39 series of textual, still picture, motion picture, sound recording, cartographic, and architectural records that provide information about the Korean War.
Six decades ago, the National Archives began publishing reference information papers (RIPs) as part of a comprehensive descriptive program designed to help people find their way through the voluminous records in our holdings.
Related topics addressed in other recent reference information papers include: "Records Relating to American Prisoners of War and Missing-in-Action Personnel from the Korean War and During the Cold War Era" (RIP 102, 1997) and "Records of Military Agencies Relating to African Americans from the Post-World War I Period to the Korean War" (RIP 105, 2000).