The Yale Library has a growing collection of Korean materials, which primarily supports teaching and research needs of the faculty and students at Yale. As Yale University has only a few professors who teach classes related to Korean studies, the Korean collection is developed on a highly selective basis with primary emphasis on faculty and graduate student requests.
The Korean Collection is also responsible for collecting materials published in the field of Korean studies (primarily history and all humanities disciplines) published in North America, Europe, and other imprint areas outside of Korea.
Departments/disciplines/programs/subject areas supported
Art and archaeology, Buddhism, history, literature, language and linguistics, contemporary political and social issues.
The primary focus of the Korean collection is electronic resources. Areas include:
- Major academic journals in full-text
- Full-text reference sources and classical Korean works
- Newspaper archives in full-text
The secondary focus of the Korean collection is print resources. Areas include:
- Key reference sources in the humanities and social sciences
- Monographs on Korean art and archaeology, Buddhism, history (with emphasis on the colonial and early postwar periods and some coverage of the Choson dynasty), contemporary political and social issues, literature, language, and linguistics.
Chronological and geographical focus
Later Imperial periods, Colonial, early post-war period, contemporary South Korea, North Korea
Collaborations within Yale
Collaborate with Arts Library to develop collections in contemporary Korean art and architecture.