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Center for the Study of the Korean War

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TYPE: Museums
LOCATION/DISTRICT: East
ADDRESS: 1401 W Truman Rd. (Graceland University) Independence, MO 64050-3434
PHONE: 816-833-0524 ext 4303
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Hours: Open 8am-5pm (call for confirmation)

The Korean War was too significant to neglect, too momentous to ignore, too pivotal to be disregarded, and far too costly to be forgotten. Few people realize the significance of the Korean War in U.S. history. There are many lessons to be drawn from this momentous event.

In the mid-1980s, Dr. Paul M. Edwards, a Korean War veteran, began to write about the war and found there were few reliable sources. In 1987 he established the Center for the Study of the Korean War. The Korean War history is being saved by this collection of primary source documents and artifacts. The Korean War Veterans are now at least 70 years old and are dying at the rate of over 1,000 per month. Acquisition of these materials is crucial over the next several years.

The collection includes more than 150,000 documents, more than 11,000 photographs, movies, medals, patches, personal histories, and other items related to the Korean War.

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