The Benjamin B. Stout Papers consist of materials created or assembled by Stout in his work as a forestry researcher, professor and university administrator, and writer. Stout earned forestry degrees from West Virginia, Harvard, and Rutgers Universities. He held positions at Harvard University, Rutgers University, and the University of Montana until 1985 when he joined the National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI).
The Liz VanLeeuwen Spotted Owl Collection consists of materials collected and generated by former State Representative Liz VanLeeuwen pertaining to the listing of the Northern Spotted Owl as a protected endangered species in Oregon and the effect this had on the state's timber industry. VanLeeuwen graduated from Oregon State College in 1947 and served in the Oregon Legislature as State Representative from 1981 to 1999.