East Asian Archival Collections

About

The USC East Asian Library owns many rare and unique collections including historic photographs, rare books, manuscripts, videocassettes, archives, and maps. Our archives have strengths in 17-19th century western maps depicting “Sea of Korea”, Korean American history, Peace Corps volunteers in Korea, Chinese diaspora, and Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal transcripts. 

Access to Archival Collections
The USC East Asian Library archival collections are open to all students, scholars and the general public who wish to use our materials. Some of our collections are digitized and freely accessible to the public. All other archival collections materialsare non-circulating. Since most of our collections are located in remote facilities for preservation, patrons must request materials at least two business days prior to their visit. To use the collections, please contact eal@usc.edu.

Use and reproduction rights
For information on permissions and rights regarding producing images from the East Asian Library's archival collections, please contact eal@usc.edu. In general, we follow the guidelines as established by USC Special Collections.

Donate

The USC Libraries welcomes selected gifts of significant books, archives, manuscripts and other materials that directly support teaching, learning and research initiatives at USC.  However, USC Libraries rarely accept unsolicited materials or large numbers of used books. If you are interested in donating rare books, manuscripts, or archives to USC Libraries, please contact John Juricek, Collections Strategist, juricek@usc.edu.

China

For more information, please contact Tang Li, Chinese Studies Librarian, tangl@usc.edu

Japan

For more information, please contact Rebecca Corbett, Japanese Studies Librarian, rcorbett@usc.edu

Korea

For more information, please contact Joy Kim, Curator of Korean Heritage Library, joykim@usc.edu

Korean American

For more information, please contact Rebecca Corbett, Co-Head East Asian Library, rcorbett@usc.edu
or Joy Kim, Curator of Korean Heritage Library, joykim@usc.edu

Asian American

For more information, please contact Rebecca Corbett, Co-Head East Asian Library, rcorbett@usc.edu