The Ewha library of historical materials was founded in
October 1989 in order to continuously research the long school
history as our nation's first advanced educational
institute for women and to faithfully arrange and preserve
materials of school history. The history of Ewha has occupied
an important part in the modern history of Korea and in the
history of education and movement for women beyond the simple
dimension of Ewha's history. Accordingly, publishing `Ewha's
Seventy-Year History' `Ewha's Eighty-Year History', and 'Ewha's
Centennial History' was estimated as the monumental merit
in the national history and modern history of women's education,
also collecting and preserving Ewha's historical materials,
opening and providing materials to the public is an important
assignment that has to continue in the future.
Ewha library of historical materials has taken over the task
of school's historical materials partially carried out by
Central library and Korean women's Auxiliary Organization,
etc, integrated materials separately stored, picked up and
arranged materials concealed at various organization of the
school and storages and has been trying to locate and collect
important materials, materials currently possessed are various
document and photographs related to school history, souvenirs
and relics, and the photographs related to school history. On the other hand,
the Ewha history
display room is prepared and open all the way during semesters
in the Ewha Centennial Memorial Museum to help understanding
of all Ewhaian and general public who are interested in Ewha's
educational sprit and history.
In addition to permanent display, the library opened `The
Ewha Alumni Writers Special Exhibition'(1993), `Special Exhibition
Commemorating Ewha's 110 Years'(1996) respectively. In 1999,
to commemorate the centennial of Dr. Helen Kim, special exhibition
with the theme `Modern Education for women and Dr. Helen Kim'
was held and the pictorial was published.
Ewha library of historical materials planned an exhibition
under the theme of 'Ewha Which Led Korea and Will Lead the
World' in the year 2000. It reviewed the status and achievements
that Ewha has occupied in the post century's Korean educational
history for women, and comprised of the content suggesting
the new millennium's version.
The exhibition plan is intended to give present Ewhaian the
pride and self-esteem as being Ewhaian, and future Ewhaian
the dreams and expectations toward Ewha.
Also it assists the parts related to school's history to
school and student events, and in the mean time provides the
material to study history of Korean women, personal history,and
the history of education.