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Ewha Archives

Ewha Archives was founded in October 1989 to continue research, arrangement, and preservation of the history of Ewha Womans University, the first advanced educational institute for women in Korea. On its 120th anniversary in May 2006, Ewha Archives moved into the restored original school building of Ewha Haktang, and was redesigned as the main historical institute at Ewha, consisting of the Exhibition Hall, an administration office and a storage.

Ewha Archives has been collecting and organizing the school's historical materials, integrating those that were separately stored, rediscovering and arranging archives previously stored by various organizations of the school in the attempt to find and collect important data, and launching a relics donation campaign among alumni and faculty members; all of which were participated by the Central Library and Korean Women's Institute.

The history of Ewha is more than just a simple history of an education institute; Ewha's history occupies an important part in the modern history of Korea, of female education and also of women's rights movement. Therefore, the publication of 'Ewha's Seventy-Year History', 'Ewha's Eighty-Year History', 'Ewha's Centennial History', 'Ewha's One Hundred and Ten Year History: Ewha's Beginning of the Second Century 1987-1996' was evaluated as a monumental achievement in Korea's national history and modern history of women's education.

Ewha Archives offers information related to notonly the history of Ewha, but also the data for research in modern women's history and education history as well as modern history of Korea. Equipped with a storage furnished with a thermo-humidistat as well as a reading room, Ewha Archives is continuously collecting to preserve Ewha's historical data and is exhibiting and providing historical materials.

Our Archives has become a model to other universities by positioning itself as an exclusive institute with an exhibition hall dedicated to a school history.

Ewha Archives designed its Exhibition Hall in the Korean traditional building, restored from the original school building, the Ewha Haktang it features Ewha's history with lively photos. The Exhibition Hall consists of a permanent exhibition room, a special exhibition area committed annually to different themes, an audiovisual education room, a letter room, and a prayer room.

Ewha Archives is open from 9:30am to 4:30pm during weekdays and from 9:30am to 12pm on Saturdays. Guided tours in English are available during weekdays from 10am to 12pm, and again from 2pm to 4pm.