This collection contains the papers of Harriet Wood (1917-2001), a devout American Christian who worked in South Korea from
1966 to 1978. Materials include journals kept by Wood in Korea, photographs and slides, correspondence, writings, and Bible
and devotional material.
Harriet Wood (1917-2001) was born Harriet Martha Todd in Seattle, Washington, in 1917. She became a born-again Christian at
about twenty years old. In 1956, she began working for World Vision, a Christian missionary organization, and from 1966 to
1978 worked for the group in South Korea. While there she managed the World Vision guest house in Seoul and was a secretary
to Marlin Nelson, president of World Vision, Korea. In 1978, Wood returned to the United States and continued working for
World Vision in Monrovia, California. Wood had one daughter, Joanne, and one adopted Korean son. Wood's husband, Edward Wood,
died in 1964.