The Beekman family consists of Cornelius C. Beekman, the founder and owner of Beekman Bank in Jacksonville, Oregon, his son Benjamin Beekman, a Portland, Oregon lawyer and UO Law School faculty member, and his daughter Carrie Beekman, who donated substantially to the University of Oregon. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, miscellaneous manuscripts and publications, scrapbooks and photographs.
Alfred Cooper Shelton (b. 1891) was a zoological student and assistant at the University of Oregon from 1915-1917, and author of "Distributional List of the Land Birds of West Central Oregon." The collection consists of 317 prints, 285 nitrate negatives, and six glass images, documenting landscape and wildlife in California, Oregon, and Africa.