Philip Florio Collection of Korean War Armistice documents, 1953-1970 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 4/5/PP 45
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1968-1969
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Scope and Contents: The Philip Florio Collection of Korean War Armistice documents consists of materials collected by Florio while serving as Assistant Secretary in the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (MAC) in Korea from 1968-1970. The bulk of the collection is made up of minutes of the meetings of the MAC senior members, meetings of the MAC secretaries, transcripts of messages sent between the UN and North Korean sides of the MAC, and various documents related to the operations of the MAC. Also included are transcripts and translations of North Korean radio propaganda broadcasts, minutes of meetings of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission assigned to the MAC, copies of the Korean War Armistice Agreement and related documents, and collected North Korean publications and periodicals. Topics of interest include the capture and release of the crew of the U.S.S. Pueblo, a U.S. intelligence gathering vessel captured by North Korea in December 1968, which appears in some of the MAC's meeting minutes and in copies of the release agreement and related U. S. statements; the downing of a U. S. reconnaissance plane; and the downing of a U. S. helicopter that had crossed into North Korean airspace.