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Series III. Korea

Scope and Content Notes:

The files in this series date from 1946 to 1991 and contain Donald Goldstein’s correspondence, manuscript drafts, and reference materials on Korea and the Korean War (1950-1953). The first subseries explores the creation of the pictorial, The Korean War: The Story and the Photographs. The second subseries contains files regarding General Matthew B. Ridgway, especially his command of United Nations troops in Korea. The third subseries, Security in Korea: War, Stalemate, and Negotiation, is a collection of articles with an historical perspective on Korea during the Cold War and its relations with the United States. The series are further described in the subseries scope notes.

Subseries 1. The Korean War: The Story and the Photographs

Scope and Content Notes:

The Korean War: The Story and the Photographs, 1946-1999 This subseries documents the process of compiling the images and writing the narrative for The Korean War: The Story and the Photographs. Published in 2000 by Donald Goldstein and Harry J. Maihafer, this pictorial emphasizes the American forces' contribution during the conflict. The files mainly consist of manuscript drafts that are arranged chronologically and depict the development of the manuscript from the original draft to the published version. Images from this pictorial are contained and described in Series XIII: Photographs.

Folder 5 Correspondence, 1999 - 2000
Folder 6 Captions, c. 1999
Folder 7-9 Manuscript Drafts, 1999
Folder 10 Research, 1945 - 1991

Subseries 2. General Matthew B. Ridgway

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains Goldstein’s manuscript drafts and research materials concerning General Matthew B. Ridgway, particularly his command of the 8th Army in Korea, and the Allied Forces in the Far East. The manuscript drafts consist of a speech, an additional paper entitled “Douglas MacArthur-Matthew Ridgeway and the Korean War,” and related documents. In addition to describing Ridgway’s military career, the research files also highlight his post retirement activities. Images of Ridgway are located in Series XIII: Photographs.

Folder 11-13 Manuscript Drafts, 1991
Folder 14 Research Materials- General Douglas MacArthur, 1964
Folder 15-17 Research Materials- General Matthew Ridgway, 1952 - 2004
Video - Ridgway Family News and Symposium, 1997

Subseries 3. Security in Korea: War, Stalemate, and Negotiation

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries documents the efforts of Donald Goldstein, Phil Williams, and Henry L. Andrews Jr. to publish Security in Korea: War, Stalemate, and Negotiation. Released in 1994, this book contains a collection of articles with an historical perspective of Cold War Korea and the state of U.S.-Korea relations.

Folder 18 Correspondence, 1991 - 1993
Folder 19-21 Manuscript Drafts, 1994