The Agnes L. Adams collection consists of 144 35-millimeter transparencies mounted in 2‑inch x 2‑inch slides. The images, some color and some black-and-white, are photographs taken by Agnes Louise Adams (1897–1996) while in Korea as an education advisor.
Adams spent six months in Korea in 1948 as a teacher education consultant for the Education Mission to Korea. She returned to Korea in 1954–1955 as leader of the American Education Team in Taegu.
The photographs in the collection are largely of Adams’s friends and colleagues and general scenes. They were given to the Center for Korean Studies by Adams in July 1976.
Agnes L. Adams’s personal papers are held in the National-Louis University Archives in Chicago.
- Alberta L. Meyer, “Agnes Louise Adams,” Childhood Education, 65, no. 4 (1989): 228–229.
- James Sang Chi, “Teaching Korea: Modernization, Model Minorities and American Internationalism in the Cold War Era.” Ph.D. diss. University of California, Berkeley, 2008.