Series United Nations Korea Cemetery register files - S-0691

Identity area

Reference code

S-0691

Title

United Nations Korea Cemetery register files

Date(s)

  • 1950 - 1954 (Creation)

Level of description

Series

Extent and medium

Size/Number of Items/Parts: 11.5 linear ft. of textual records, No. of Boxes: 24

Context area

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Administrative history: The United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea (UNCURK) was established in 1950 to bring about an independent democratic government for all of Korea; it was dissolved in 1974. United Nations troops participated in the Korean War from 1950 to 1954. The UNMCK had been managed by UNCURK until UNCURK was dissolved in 1974. In February 1974 UNCURK transferred the management of the UNMCK to the Commission for the UNMCK consisting of 11 member nations.
Archival history: Korean cemetery records of UNCURK became part of the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea (UNMCK) files when UNMCK began managing the cemetery in March 1960.

Scope and content: Series consists of burial records pertaining to the following cemeteries: P.O.W. Cemetery No. 1 (including grave cards representing approximately 1,500 individuals); P.O.W. Cemetery No. 2 (including grave cards representing approximately 7,000 individuals); Cheju-Do Cemetery (partial representation); Koje-Do Cemetery (partial representation); and Masan P.O.W. Cemetery (tiny representation). There are missing grave cards for all cemeteries. For the larger cemeteries there are plot charts. Also included is correspondence of Medical Officer Robert W. Briggs. Arranged by cemetery and therein by grave number.

Existence and location of copies: Researchers use microfilm copies (Set 1, 25 reels, master negative, located at LIC facility; Set 2, 25 reels, service copy, located at LIC facility; Set 3, 25 reels, service copy, located at FF facility, Microfilm Cabinet 3, drawer 8); Set 4, 25 reels, duplicate negative, located at FF facility, Microfilm Cabinet 3, drawer 8). For internal use only the archives has 4 CD-ROMs (tiff), 5 CD-ROMs (gif), and 5 CD-ROMs (pdf), shelved at FF123 R020 SU08 (1 box). Microfilm and CD-ROM copies produced by Hudson Microimaging in May 2004.
Variations in title: Previously called "United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea (UNMCK) non-registry files" and "Subject files of the United Nations Cemetery in Korea (UNMCK) by cemetery".
Source of title: Title based on contents

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Records contain personal information about individuals deceased in Korea.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

File list available

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Previous number(s)

DAG-13/2.2.3

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Disclosure policy

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places