The Meriam P. Beard collection (1947-1954) consists of programs and playbills collected by Beard for various visual and performing art events in Utah. The bulk of the materials are centered around the University of Utah's theater and musical groups, including the University of Utah Theater, Orchesis, University of Utah Combined Choruses, and others.
The M. Walker Wallace papers (1899-2005) consist of correspondence, articles, publications, pamphlets, brochures, subject files, meeting minutes, and news clippings. Wallace was an investor and philanthropist who was involved in various public service committees in Salt Lake City, including Planned Parenthood, the University of Utah College of Business, Salt Lake City Downtown Alliance, Primary Children's Medical Center Foundation, and the Nature Conservancy. Wallace also wrote various articles on the arts in Utah.