Morton J. Elrod was an early Montana botanist, naturalist, University of Montana professor, and photographer. The collection consists of materials produced and collected by Elrod from his college and early teaching years through the early 1930s. Significant subjects include the flora and fauna of western Montana; Glacier National Park; the University of Montana; and Missoula, Montana.
Melvin S. Morris was Professor of Range Management in the School of Forestry at the University of Montana--Missoula. The collection contains biographical materials, correspondence, writings, teaching materials, subject files, photographs, and films related to Morris' research and teaching on range management.