Alice R. Appenzeller (1885-1946), born in Korea to pioneer Methodist missionary parents, also became a missionary and president of Ewha women's college in Korea. The collection (1909-1940) contains correspondence by Appenzeller, including letters sent from Korea.
Albert Raddin Sweetser (1861-1940) was professor of botany at the University of Oregon, 1902-1931, and he established the UO Herbarium. His wife, Carrie K. Sweetser (1863-1952) was a watercolorist, a life-long diarist, and her botanist husband's devoted travel companion. The collection contains Albert Sweetser correspondence and notes, photographs and negatives of botanical subjects and travel in Japan and S. Korea in the early 1900s, and Albert and Carrie Sweetser travel and teaching scrapbooks, photo albums, journals, and personal material.