The John G. Carter Papers include material from his law and writing career mainly on topics concerning Native Americans. Topics include trips Carter took in the Western United States, Cuba, the Panama Canal Zone, and Western Europe, a visit to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana in 1909, court cases, petitions, arguments, depositions, analysis of the cases, opinions of the court, reports, and motions.
The Thomas R. Wessel Indian Claims Commission Research Papers consists of documents collected for the "Historical Report on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana" prepared by Thomas R. Wessel. These documents are photocopies of annual reports, agency reports by supervisors and special inspectors and reservation agents dealing with the administration of the Blackfeet Tribes and their reservation. Also included is correspondence from residents and other interested parties and inspection reports on agricultural programs, schools, irrigation and cattle, copies of the ledger pages recording the Blackfeet Tribe disbursements of funds under treaties, acts and agreements of 1883, 1896, 1907, 1930, commissioned reports, photocopies of testimony, exhibits, briefs, finding of facts and other legal papers before the Indian Claims Commission complete the collection.