Morton J. Elrod was an early Montana botanist, naturalist, University of Montana professor, and photographer. The collection consists of materials produced and collected by Elrod from his college and early teaching years through the early 1930s. Significant subjects include the flora and fauna of western Montana; Glacier National Park; the University of Montana; and Missoula, Montana.
Marion "Minnie" Porterfield was a member of the Montana Mountaineers, a hiking club based in Missoula, Montana from 1922-1956. The scrapbooks include photographs from several hikes in the Missoula area, Glacier National Park, and Canada. The photographs include members of the club, natural and man-made landmarks, as well as glaciers in Canada and Glacier National Park.