The Beekman family consists of Cornelius C. Beekman, the founder and owner of Beekman Bank in Jacksonville, Oregon, his son Benjamin Beekman, a Portland, Oregon lawyer and UO Law School faculty member, and his daughter Carrie Beekman, who donated substantially to the University of Oregon. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, miscellaneous manuscripts and publications, scrapbooks and photographs.
John A. Winter (dates unknown) was one of Eugene's earliest photographers and maintained a studio there 1864-1886 in addition to working in Albany and Brownsville. His son, Clarence, kept the Eugene studio from 1886-1907 and then moved north to Portland and Seattle. The Winter studio collection consists of 37 images, primarily portraits.