The J. R. Quinton Collection consists of one box with thirty-eight folders. It primarily contains letters written by J. Richard Quinton to his mother, Mrs. Helen Quinton, during his time in the United States Air Force from 1943 to 1945. It also contains letters sent to J. Richard Quinton while in the service and other miscellaneous family correspondence ranging from 1898 to 1953. In addition to letters, this correspondence includes postcards, matchbook covers, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, wedding and graduation invitations, pieces of fabric, and other ephemera.