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North Korean Collection: Asian Collections at the Library of Congress

Newspapers and Serials

The North Korean collection contains 15 newspapers on microfilm and over 300 periodical titles. The North Korean collection contains publications from as early as 1948, the year the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) was established, up to the present. In addition to providing a historical glimpse at the everyday lives of North Koreans, the collection’s comprehensive coverage of the DPRK’s early decades is both rare and noteworthy. All of these Korean-language materials are available in the Asian Reading Room.

Digitized materials for North Korean serials are available in the Digital Collections and Databases section of this guide. There are also digitized versions of four newspapers available onsite using Stacks. View full bibliographic descriptions for these materials in the Library of Congress Online Catalog:

Access to Rights Restricted Digital Materials

Stacks is the primary system for access to rights restricted digital materials in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress. In contrast, (a) public domain and other unrestricted digitized content is broadly available via the Library’s public website; and (b) subscription databases and other licensed content is primarily available via the Electronic Resources Online Catalog (EROC).

Materials in Stacks are described and managed through other metadata systems, primarily the Library of Congress Online Catalog.

North Korean Newspapers

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.