The Long Island University Korea Center
C.W. Post Campus
Long Island University
Brookville, NY 11548
Tel: (516) 299-4181
Fax: (516) 299-3136
The Korea Center Library, which focuses on contemporary
Korean history and culture, began in 1996 when Dr.
Changboh Chee, Director of the Long Island Unviersity
Korea Center, received a personal gift of over 1000 volumes from the collection
of Professor Kim Hee Chan, visiting scholar at the University of Washington,
Seattle, who died in the Spring of 1997. This core collection in Hangul,
Japanese, and English languages, concentrates on Korea since the 1950s.
Provost Joseph Shenker of the C.W. Post provided space and an initial $500
grant to initiate the project, and Mrs. Yeu Young Ja generously contributed
further funds to cover additional expenses. Mr. Robert Higgins, a graduate
of C.W. Post, built the shelving for the collection. Additional books were
donated by Mr. Lee Chong Hyok, who contributed the contents of his deceased
father's library, and Dr. Lee Sechun, the Coordinator of the Long Island
University Korea Center in Korea contributed books and videotapes to the
collection. Mr. Lee Young Ho, Chairman of Vision Medio Enterprise Company
in Seoul also donated a set of videotapes.
On September 24th, 1998, the Korea Center Library was formally dedicated,
and is open to students, scholars and the general public interested in readying
and studying about Korea. In conjuntion with the Korean collection available
at the Schwartz Library, also located on the C.W. Post Campus, efforts are
now being made to consolidate resources, to obtain equipment and fixtures,
and provide staff for the Korea Center Library. Contributions of books,
videos, recordings, periodicals, time and money are welcome.