American Women's History: A Research Guide
Korean War
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Please note that this section is in the initial stages of development.


Encyclopedias & Historical Overviews

Sandler, Stanley, ed. The Korean War: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1995. 416p.
See in particular the entries for "Medical Service in the Korean War" and "Women's Army Corps."

Soderbergh, Peter A. Women Marines in the Korean War Era. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1994. 167p.

Tucker, Spencer C., ed. Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History. 3 vols. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c2000.
See in particular the entries for "Higgins, Marguerite," "Red Cross," and "Women in the Military."

Primary Sources: Archival Collections

Korean War Veterans National Museum and Library []
Site includes information about Women in Korea.

Primary Sources: Digital Collections

Coffee, Doughnuts and a Witty Line of Chatter: The Photos and Letters of Helen Stevenson Meyner in Japan and Korea, 1950-1952 [online]. Easton, Penn.: Lafayette College Special Collections and College Archives, updated 18 August 2000 [cited 3 June 2002]. Available from:
Includes over twenty photographs and short excerpts from Meyner's letters to her family.

Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century [online]. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2001 [cited 3 June 2002]. Available from:
Includes digital images of publicity brochures for over 4500 performers and speakers who were part of the Chautauqua circuit. These talent brochures are a part of the Records of the Redpath Lyceum Bureau, held by the University of Iowa Libraries. Features the publicity brochure for Nora Waln, a foreign correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post and the Atlantic Monthly during the Korean War.

Primary Sources: Selected Books

Higgins, Marguerite. War in Korea: The Report of a Woman Combat Correspondent. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1951. 223p.

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132