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10 mei 2018

Archieven, de meest sexy bron

Maanden spitten in meer dan 50 strekkende kilometer archief. 
Ze moeten er zijn!  
En dan, op een dag, de documenten vinden. 
Het verhaal en daarmee de publicatie was rond. 
Het was waar.
De journalisten van Associated Press wonnen er in 2000 de prestigieuze Pulitzerprijs voor onderzoekjournalistiek mee.
Archieven is ook de meest sexy bron voor auteurs non-fictie, journalisten en wetenschappers.  Ontbreken van kennis over het gebruik van inventarissen en denken in archiefvormer is wel nodig.




Het bewijs dat Amerikaanse soldaten een halve eeuw (juli 1950) daarvoor tijdens de Koreaanse oorlog, zo’n 300 weerloze Koreaanse vluchtelingen hadden doodgeschoten. Later bekend als het bloedbad bij No Gun Ri Bridge.




Bronnen die zijn gebruikt bij hun publicatie, opgave Park Library, School for Journalism


nAssociated Press https://www.ap.org 
To seethe entire AP story, including video, documents, maps, graphics and more, go to wire.ap.org and search for No Gun Ri.
nHarry S Truman Library and Museum (www.trumanlibrary.org) Independence, MO
The
collection includes Truman's personal papers, as well as White House administration papers records from his presidency. Korean War documents include copies of State and Defense Department documents relating to the Korean War, made and sent to the White House at the request of President Truman.
nKorean War Project www.kwp.org
One feature of this Korean War Web site is the Korean War Casualty Database, which allows users to type in any name and find out if they died during the war, and if so, when and under which unit.
nNational Personnel Records Center Military Personnel Records www.nara.gov   St. Louis, MO
This is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. The center also stores medical treatment records of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependent and other persons treated at Naval medical facilities. Rosters of units from the Korean War are stored on microfilm. The public has access to certain military service information without the veteran's authorization including service number, rank, dates of service, awards and decorations and city of last known address.
nLexis-Nexis www.lexis-nexis.com
nLEXIS-NEXIS claims to be the world's largest provider of credible, in-depth information. From legal and government to business and high-tech, products and services provide direct access to an enormous information universe. This is a good place to find references to obscure articles and subjects in legal journals.
nU.S. National Archives www.nara.gov )
nThe National Archives and Records Administration administers a nationwide network of facilities. At the College Park, Md., facility, records include the cartographic and architectural holdings; the Nixon Presidential Materials; electronic records; motion picture, sound, and video records; the John F. Kennedy Assassination RecordsCollection; still pictures; the Berlin Documents Center microfilm; and textual records from most civilian agencies and military records dating from World War 11. There are many declassified Korean War records at College Park which staff are reorganizing for the 50th anniversary of the war.
nU.S. Army Military History Institute www.army.mil  Carlisle, Pa.
The
institute serves as the primary research facility for the historical study of the US Army. it holds everything from war diaries to telephone logs dating back to the Revolutionary War. Korean War-era information includes Army manuals and regulations that would have been distributed to troops, reconnaissance intelligence reports, memos from generals, United Nations command reports and combat information bulletins.
nWestlaw www.westlaw.com
         Westlaw is a legal and business research tool, very useful for finding citations and references to articles in legal journals. The online source also offers case law and statutory material, legal texts, information from news sources and some public records.