The Lester Andrews Hubbard collection is comprised of Hubbard's collected stories and folklore about Utah. Included are items on legendary characters, pioneer life, polygamy, Mormon-Indian relations, Indian legends and tales, songs and ballads, games, riddles, and customs. Some foreign folklore material is also included. Lester Hubbard (b. 1892) was a professor emeritus of the University of Utah English Department where he was a faculty member for thirty-two years.
The Anne M. Smith papers primarily stem from material gathered by Dr. Smith in 1936 and 1937 in the course of field work conducted among the Native American peoples of the Great Basin, the Ute Tribe in particular.