The Celeste Liston Harris Scrapbooks on Ben Hur Lampman are comprised of four volumes of newsclippings documenting the professional career of Oregonian columnist and editor Ben Hur Lampman betweem 1926 and 1951. The collection is composed predominately of hundreds of clippings from the Oregonian featuring Lampman's writings, arranged in chronological order. Also included are news articles about Ben Hur Lampman Day, his role as Oregon Poet Laureate, receipt of awards and recognitions, public speaking engagements, and reviews of his published books. Volume I includes the front pages of ten Sunday Oregonian issues featuring articles by Lampman (1939-1946); a loose scrapbook page with obituaries and ephemera memorializing Herb Lampman, Ben Hur's son; and an autographed reprint of "Them Two Guys is Nuts!". Also included is a reprint of "She Sails With the Tide" (volume I), photographs of Lampman (volumes I and II), and a reprint of "Shelter from the Storm" (volume III), all featuring inscriptions from Lampman to Celeste Harris. Volume IV contains "The Wardens of the Green Land," a brochure Lampman authored for the Keep Oregon Green Association.
All scrapbooks are arranged chronologically by volume (I. 1926-1945, II. 1945-1947, III. 1948-1949, IV. 1950-1951) and include minor annotations from Celeste Harris. All volumes include inscriptions indicating the scrapbooks were gifts from Celeste to her son, Claude E. Harris.