Douglas D. Martin was a long-time member of the Western History Association and a recognized scholar of Native American/white relations. Dr. Martin published widely. Dr. Martin's areas of specialty included the socio-cultural history of the United States, the history and literature of the American frontier, American environmental history, and Indian-White relations in American history. This special collection contains 16 boxes of manuscript materials relating mostly to Native Americans in the Northwest. Box 15 in the collection contains various small objects, such as arrowheads. While most of the donation consisted of monographs that were added to the Library's holdings, the collection also included manuscript materials described within this document.