The Marie Nelson Bennett papers (1939-2013) contain copies and originals of Bennett's work. It also contains a biography prepared by Bennett herself, giving detail about her work in general, as well as details about specific pieces of her work. Bennett received a Ph. D. in composition from the University of Utah. In 1995 she was nominated for the Kennedy Center Freidham award for orchestral composition and in 1996 she received a Merit of Honor from the University of Utah Emeritus Alumni Association.
The Ramiro Cortés papers (1933-1988) document the personal and professional life of the first significant Mexican-American composer, Ramiro Cortés (1933-1984), of serious twentieth-century music in the United States.