Ray Atkeson (1907-1990) was a Portland photographer who received international acclaim for his images of landscape in the American West. Atkeson produced black and white documentary images and then became a pioneer in color photography. His love of mountains produced iconic images of the Cascades and skiers in Oregon, Utah and Idaho. The collection consists of XXXX black and white negatives (dates), slides, and XXX color transparencies The collection also includes work by Mira Atkeson, Ray's first wife and a noted photographer in her own right.
Photographs of the family of Portland businessman Simon Benson and his second wife, Pamela Loomis, including sons Chester Simon Benson and Gilbert Thereon Benson, and grandchildren Gilbert Thomas Benson and Margaret Benson Maradudin.
John Hawthorne Stadden (1873-1961) was an itinerant Northwest photographer from 1907-1909 and opened Stadden Photographic Studio in Marshfield (Coos Bay) in 1909. The collection consists of images of the Coos Bay area of the Oregon coast, c. 1910-1920.