Robert Aubrey Miller (1854-1941) graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in 1878, and began a law practice in Jacksonville, Oregon, served in the Oregon House of Representatives, and was as an aide to Governor Sylvester Pennoyer. The collection contains correspondence, letterpress volumes, a diary, proceedings of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange (1876-1879), a Willamette University memorandum book, scrapbooks of clippings, speeches, Southern Oregon District Fair material, books of poems, excerpts from The Hesperian, a literary magazine edited by Miller, and photographs.
John A. Winter (dates unknown) was one of Eugene's earliest photographers and maintained a studio there 1864-1886 in addition to working in Albany and Brownsville. His son, Clarence, kept the Eugene studio from 1886-1907 and then moved north to Portland and Seattle. The Winter studio collection consists of 37 images, primarily portraits.