Historical Documents




Hendrick Hamel, the "Discoverer" or Explorer (the Marco Polo) of Korea. 1653-0730-HxH

Material by Henny Savenije


Extension of American Commerce -- Proposed Mission to Japan and Corea. 1845-0215-USC

United States Congress, February 15, 1845


The Rodger's Battle Flag 1871-0601-RBF

flown during the United States Expedition to Corea, 1871


America and Corea: Admiral Shufeldt's Treaty Criticised -- Corea's Other Treaties. 1882-0712-NYT

Dateline June 23, 1882, Yokohama. Published in the New York Times, July 12, 1882.


The Embassy From Corea: Stopping Here Only To Meet The President And Then Away To Boston. 1883-0918-NYT

New York Times September 18, 1883.


Corean Refugees: Exiles From the Hermit Nation 1885-0619-SFC

Pak Yong Hio, Soh Kwang Pom and Soh Jai Phil escape to the U.S.A. San Francisco Chronicle. June 19, 1885.


The Taft-Katsura Agreed Memorandum 1905-0729-DOC

US gives Japan free rein in Korea and Japan gives US free-rein in the Philippines. July 29, 1905.


The Treaty of Portsmouth 1905 1905-0905-DOC

The Conclusion of the Russo-Japanese War, including the formalization of the Japanese occupation of Korea. September 5, 1905.


Mutual Defense Treaty Between the USA and the ROK. 1953-0205-MDT

February 5, 27, 1953.


The Korean War Armistice Agreement 1953-0727-ArA

Ends the fighting, but not the war. July 27, 1953.


Agreed Framework between the DPRK and the US 1994-1021-AFW

Talks to negotiate a resolution of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. October 21, 1994.


DPRK-U.S.A. Joint Communiqué 2000-1009-JCM
       Issued on the occassion of the visit to the United States by Vice marshal Jo Myong Rok, first vice-chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK, special envoy of Kim Jong Il, Chairman of the DPRK NDC, from October 9 to 12, 2000.


Joint Statement of the Fourth Round of the Six-Party Talks 2005-0919-PRC
       Talks concerning the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. September 19, 2005.


United Nations Security Council Resolution 1695 (2006) 2006-0715-UNS
       Expressing grave concern at the launch of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). July 15, 2006.


Document of the Fifth Round of Beijing Six-Party Talks on the Initial Step to Implement the Joint Statement 2007-0213-FRB
       Talks concerning the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. February 13, 2007




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