As part of its archives and manuscripts collections, the Center for Korean Studies maintains a small library and reading room for the convenience of faculty, students, and visitors. This library supplements the more extensive Korean resources in Hamilton Library’s Korea Collection. Apart from its archives and special collections, the Center generally does not hold material not also available in Hamilton Library.
The library is located on the second floor of the Center for Korean Studies building at 1881 East-West Road on the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa campus. It is generally open for use during normal working hours, but assistance in using its holdings may vary depending on the availability of the student assistants who maintain the collection.
Most of the library’s collection is stored on closed shelves, from which library assistants will retrieve items on request. The library’s holdings do not circulate. The library’s book, audio-visual, and microfilm collections can be searched in an on-line public access catalog.
The Center library holds several collections of books presented as gifts by individuals active in Korean studies. Among these are the libraries of Doo Soo Suh (1907–1994), professor of Korean literature at the University of Washington; Eugene I. Knez (1916–2010), Smithsonian Institution anthropologist; teacher and art historian Evelyn Becker McCune (1907–2012); U.S. government official Robert A. Kinney (1911–1994); dance and music performer and teacher Ch’ŏn-hŭng Kim (1909–2007); Center associate member Karl Moskowitz; and Center emeritus faculty members Hugh H.W. Kang, Yong-ho Ch’oe, Judy Van Zile, and Edward J. Shultz.
Among the Center’s major archival collections are the records of the Hawaii Tongjihoe, the Halla Huhm Dance Collection, the records of the 1993 and 2003 observances of the anniversary of Korean immigration to Hawai‘i, and the McCune-Becker Collection, containing the papers of George S. McCune, George M. McCune, Shannon B. McCune, Evelyn B. McCune, and Arthur L. Becker.
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