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THE MAY 18
MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

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Research Institute

Goals

The records produced at the time of May 18,1980 and the commemorative project records of the May 18 Memorial Foundation are systematically preserved and managed, so as to be used for academic and research activities and commemorative projects as well as to provide them to the general public.

Overview (project details)

  • Collecting and donating related records at home and abroad, preserving and managing consigned records.
  • Management of the May 18 Memorial Foundation project records.

Performance (During the year of 2014 to 2018)

Year Type Contents Performance
2018 Collecting Materials Collected materials at the National Assembly Library in the United States Four materials including Overall Gwangju Urban Design Plan(1981)
Receiving Historical Material Donations Received pictures from a soldier who participated in the suppression during the May 18 18 pictures
Received medical records from doctors who worked during the May 18 A copy of the medical records
Received a documentary film titled "The records of the May 18" which was produced by MBC Gwangju Branch 100 copies of DVD
Recording oral history Female survivors of the May 18 4 cases
Digitalization - -
2017 Collecting Materials Collected materials related to democratic movement and human rights situation in Korea during the period of 1979-1986 from the East Asian library at the University of California LA Campus 6,300 documents
Receiving Historical Material Donations Former US Ambassador Mark Lippert donated 89 declassified US government documents that were produced in 1980 89 documents
Professor Shin Sangjeon donated clippings of German newspaper records covering the May 18 in 1980 2 Clippings
Professor Yang Seongho donated a video on how Korean diaspora association in Germany fought for spreading the truth about the May 18 in 1980 A video
Recording oral history Collected oral histories from soldiers and witnesses 11 cases
Digitalization Digitalized daily records on the May 18 -
2016 Collecting Materials Collected magazines that were published in Germany in May, June 1980 6 volumes
Collected the May 18 related historical materials in the United States 52 documents including the Korean Journal
Clippings of Japanese newspapers covering the May 18 in Japan in 1980(donated by Goh Gangil) 3 Clippings, 1 Diary, A copy of newspaper(Mainichi Daily News and The Daily Yomiuri)
Receiving Historical Material Donations May 18 related materials produced in Japan especially covering the Gwangju KBS Incident 23 documents including the Asahi Daily
Materials on the May Commemoration in Germany 358 documents
The Korea Times articles published in May 1980 21 pieces
Professor Shin Sangjeon donated clippings of German newspaper and materials produced by the Korean diaspora association in Germany during the May 18 72 Newsletter and handout that produced by the Korean diaspora association in Germany 3 Clippings of newspaper
Recording oral history Collected oral histories from doctors and activists 4 cases
Digitalization Developing a classification system for archival materials -
2015 Collecting Materials Collected diary, conferment records, and notes from individuals 5 documents
Receiving Historical Material Donations Kim Yeongcheol's bereaved family donated materials that they had Pictures, photo album, diary, and medical records
Recording oral history Collected oral histories from activists and ordinary people who experienced the May 18 78 cases
Digitalization Digitalized the May 18 investigation records -
2014 Collecting Materials Collected the May 18 related materials from the United States 3 audiovisual materials
Receiving Historical Material Donations - -
Recording oral history Collected oral histories from activists and ordinary people who experienced the May 18 80 cases
Digitalization Classified oral histories that were collected from 1999 to 2000 -
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