The Walter Pace Cottam papers contain biographical and commemorative articles and speeches about Walter Cottam. Also included are photocopies of three speeches given by Cottam primarily dealing with beautification and conservation of Utah natural resources, correspondence, a notebook, and research information. Cottam was a professor of botany at the University of Utah, 1931-1962.
The Seville Flowers papers (1931-1989) contains correspondence, mementoes, article reprints, memorial donations, newspaper clippings, information on Native Americans, particularly Navajo myths and pteridophytes morphology, field notes of Bruce N. Smith and A. O. Garrett, papers, and note cards in journal form. Flowers (1900-1968) was a researcher, a writer, and a professor of botany at the University of Utah (1936-1968). He specialized in bryology and phycology, and was Vice President (1964-1965) and President (1966-1967) of the American Bryological Society. He was also State Chairman of the National Educational Association's Science Department (1934-1936) and President of the Utah Education Association (1935-1937).