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Korean War Propaganda Leaflet Collection

Anniversary - Anti Morale leaflet June, 25 1951

Anniversary - Anti Morale leaflet June, 25 1951

The Korean War Propaganda Leaflet Collection preserved at the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies Archives provides a unique look into an aspect of the war often overlooked. Based upon what President Truman called "the campaign of truth" these leaflets became one of the primary means of winning the hearts and minds of enemy troops and Korean civilians.

This collection of over 600 leaflets was amassed by NDSU alumnus Albert G. Brauer who served in the Eighth U.S. Army Korea as Chief of the Projects Branch, Psychological Warfare Division, G3 Section (February 1951 to January 1952). Under his direction he transformed a small nucleus of relatively untrained personnel into an integrated team of writers, artists and oriental language specialists of professional caliber who produced many hundreds of propaganda leaflets and voice messages for dissemination by aircraft, artillery and by air and ground loudspeaker units.

Related Information:

Pyschological Warfare Korea, 1951, by Major Albert C. Brauer

Themes in Korean War-Era Leaflets: Implications for Future North-South Korean & Korean-U.S. Dialogues, by Jin K. Kim

Further Readings on Korea and the Korean War