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1988 Seoul Olympics ephemera and printed materials
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Description
The 1988 Summer Olympics (officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad) were held in Seoul, South Korea from September 17 to October 2, 1988. This collection consists primarily of ephemera and realia related to the Olympic Games, as well as promotional printed materials.
Background
The 1988 Summer Olympics (officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad) were held in Seoul, South Korea from September 17 to October 2, 1988. They were the first Olympic Games ever held in South Korea. Seoul was chosen to host the Summer Games through a vote held on September 30, 1981. The Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee (SLOOC), led by President Park She-jik, was responsible for the lead up to the Summer Olympics as well as in charge of overseeing the promotional aspects. Through correspondence with USC's Korean Heritage Library in 1988, it was decided USC would become the official repository for materials relating to the then still upcoming Olympic Games.
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet 4 bankers boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of the Korean Heritage Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Korean Heritage Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.