The documentary record of the Korean experience in America remains dispersed and difficult to access. The Korean American Digital Archive brings more than 13,000 pages of documents, over 1,900 photographs, and about 180 sound files together in one searchable collection that documents the Korean American community during the period of resistance to Japanese rule in Korea and reveal the organizational and private experience of Koreans in America between 1903 and 1965.
The Sea of Korea Maps Digital Archive consists of digital images of 173 original old maps, dating from 1606 to 1895, in English, French, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Latin, German and Russian. It was formed by digitizing two private collections at the Korean Heritage Library: The 133 maps in the David Lee Collection identify the body of water between Japan and Korea as "Sea of Korea" (or similar terms); The Shannon McCune Collection was gathered by the prominent professor of East Asian geography for use in his distinguished teaching and research career. Together, they help to illustrate how the West's image of East Asia evolved over the course of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.