Joaquin Miller (1837-1913) was the pen name of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller, a Northwest writer, newspaper publisher, and poet. The collection (1868-1960) contains correspondence and published works by Miller, and also material collected by Pherne Miller regarding her Uncle Joaquin, including photographs, as well as her personal papers.
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.