The Viola Price Franklin letter collection contains letters and notes from many well-known figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries including Susan B. Anthony, Zane Grey, Dante Rossetti, Dorothy Dix, and Louisa May Alcott.
Wallace McCamant came to Oregon in 1890 and practiced law. Later, he was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court in 1916, but resigned in 1918, and resumed private law practice. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920, and nominated Calvin Coolidge for the vice-presidency. In 1925, Coolidge nominated him to the Circuit Court of Appeals, a nomination that failed confirmation because of opposition by Senator Hiram Johnson. The collection includes correspondence relating to McCamant’s support of Coolidge and opposition to Johnson, as well as papers regarding his service in the Civil War.