The James Ronald Bartlett papers (1987-2005) consist of materials documenting Bartlett's artistic and writing career, as well as his personal life. Included in the volumes are poetry, pictures of Bartlett's artwork, graphics, exhibit announcements, information on other artists, family history records, and information on various subjects such as Martin Luther, German literature, the LDS temple in Tennessee, and Nazi Germany. Bartlett received degrees from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University and had a career in teaching.
The Waldo Midgley papers (circa 1860s-2003) contain materials relating to the career of Midgley, a Utah-born artist. Included in the collection are publications; an essay-type diary by Midgley entitled Birds, Animals, People, Things; an inventory of Midgley's works; and a scrapbook created by Midgley containing original artwork and photographs, along with written entries. Some correspondence, a day book, medical records, and notes are also included. Waldo Midgley (1988-1986) was born in Salt Lake City in 1888 but spent most of his professional and teaching career in New York. He died in 1986.