Granville Frank Knight (1904-1982) was a physician and anti-communist activist. As a physician he specialized in nutrition and allergies; as president of the Pure Water Association of America he advocated against fluoridation of public water. Knight was an active member of the John Birch Society, serving as president of the California branch. The collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings that reflect Knight's career.
Walter Ross Baumes Willcox (1869-1947) was an architect in Burlington, VT and Seattle, WA before coming to the University of Oregon in 1922 as head of the Department of Architecture. He was a member of the board and of committees of the American Institute of Architects.