This catalogue is a Korean-English report of the on-site survey on the Frederick McCormick Collection at The Claremont Colleges Library conducted in 2014 as part of the survey project by the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation.
The Frederick McCormick Collection at The Claremont Colleges Library was donated by Adelaide Gillis McCormick in 1952 as a bequest from her husband Frederick McMormick (1870-1951), who served as a correspondent in Korea, China, and Russia. Donated in the hope of promoting Asian studies at the Claremont Colleges, this unique collection is considered one of the most valuable ancient Korean book collections in the United States today.
The collection comprises a total of 128 titles and 808 volumes, and possess considerable scholarly value due to the inclusion of a number of complete sets of titles, rare books that are not easily found even in Korea, and collections of works and anthologies stamped with collectors from famous literati figures.
To learn more about bibliographical details such as the publication date, print type, and uniqueness of the collection as a whole as well as each individual titles, please read the essay written by Lee Guiwon and Bong Seong-ki. For detailed information on the provenance of the collection, please read the essay by Carrie Marsh.