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US Military History: Korean War

This guide is for use with military history courses taught at University of Wyoming, specifically HIST 2020: US Military History.


The Korean War was fought between South and North Kora from 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953. On that date the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, which created a demilitarized zone between the two nations. However, a peace treaty was never signed and the two nations are still "technically" at war. The resources listed below are useful for studying various aspects of the American involvement in the war, as well as the ongoing military support of South Korea by the United States. The American Heritage Center collections have some unique primary sources from the Korean War.

Reference Books & Bibliographies

Novels & Narrative Nonfiction

Useful Library of Congress Subject Headings

Recommended Scholarly Books

Primary Sources

Recommended Books on the Korean War


Bibliographic Databases & Journals


Memoirs & Personal Journals

Government Documents

In general these titles are available as print and online (eBook or PDF)

Allies of a kind : Canadian Army-US Army relations and the Korean War, 1950-1953 by Allan R. Millett

Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2015
Honor and fidelity : the 65th Infantry in Korea, 1950-1953 by Gilberto N. Villahermosa
Call Number: Online & GOV DOCS D 114.2:H 75
ISBN: 9780160833243
The Korean War : restoring the balance, 25 January-8 July 1951
Call Number: GOV DOCS D 114.2:K 84/9/RESTOR
Publication Date: 2000
The Korean War : years of stalemate, July 1951-July 1953
Call Number: GOV DOCS D 114.2:K 84/9/YEARS
Publication Date: 2000
Medics' war by Albert E. Cowdrey
Call Number: GOV DOCS D114.2:K84/2/v.4
MIG Alley: The Fight for Air Superiority by William T. Y'Blood
Call Number: GOV DOCS D 301.82/7:M 58
Publication Date: 2000
South to the Naktong, north to the Yalu; June-November 1950 by Roy Edgar Appleman
Call Number: GOV DOCS D114.2:K84/2 v.1
Publication Date: 1961
Three wars of Lt. Gen. George E. Stratemeyer : his Korean war diary
Call Number: GOV DOCS D 301.82/7:K 84/2
Publication Date: 1999
U.S. Marines in the Korean War
Call Number: GOV DOCS D 214.13:K 84/14
Publication Date: 2007