Collection Item Type

The KCHA Collection resources have been categorized into one of the listed formats according to their content formats. The following guideline has been used: 




(in the Context of the Korean Canadian Heritage Archives Collection)


• Refers to a man-made, physical object.

• Includes paintings and handcrafts.


• Refers to a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.

Cartographic Material

• Refers to any map-related materials.

• Includes maps, atlases, charts, globes, and geographic information systems.


• Refers to letters delivered to a specific person or a group.

• Includes printed letters, email, postcards, and telegrams.


• Refers to culturally, historically, and/or politically significant non-commercial publications primarily focused on specific events or topics.

• Includes pamphlets, photographic documents, calendars, posters, catalogues, forms, and tickets.

Grey Literature

• Refers to publications with limited distribution and with subject matter of a professional, often academic, nature.

• Includes teaching materials, reports, and conference proceedings.


• Refers to a hand-written or unpublished document.

• Includes hand-written letters, diaries, ledgers, minutes, speeches, marked or corrected galley or page proofs, manuscript books, and legal papers.



• Refers to any materials, not falling into any other formats, from uncertain sources.


• Refers to works that combine sound, images, and text.

• Includes CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes and VHS cassettes.

News Clipping

• Refers to an article or photograph cut from a newspaper or magazine.

Personal Documents

• Refers to any personal document issued/created about/by/to a specific person or a group.

• Includes certificates, CVs/resumes, government-issued documents, organization records and personal identifications.


• Refers to a continuing publication issued in installments, typically numbered and dated.

• Includes magazines, newsletters and newspapers.


• Refers to a long essay on a particular subject, especially one written for a university degree or diploma.

• Includes theses, dissertations, and journal articles.