The collection includes a transcript documenting the Scharff's home and work in eastern Oregon. The transcript is undated, but was apparently made before 1990. The collection also includes awards, certificates, photographs, and letters of appreciation honoring John C. Scharff.
An addition to the John C. Scharff Collection (Accession 2014:007) is made up of photographs depicting Scharff, J. B. Fine, and others managing cattle at the "P" Ranch and rangeland areas in Harney County. Numbering 10 images in total (6 prints and 4 negatives), the photographs document cattle branding and the operation of a squeeze chute.