The collection consists mainly of nine diaries, 1934-1991 (Scattered), a travel journal, 1952-1997 (Scattered), and Edith’s hymnal and Holy Bible, which she read daily. The diaries are a record of the weather, and her activities, including attending church, meetings, and classes, helping with the milk route, cleaning, ironing, sewing, washing, canning, and notes about family and friends. They are not reflective, emotional, or cerebral in nature. There is no discussion of national or world events. Her only major trip was to California in 1952. The biographical materials include a brief biography, scans of family photographs, a real photograph of the graduation class of Gladwin High School, 1931, a 1952 CMU commencement program, a Michigan Education Association Certificate, 1983, and her grade book from Central Michigan College of Education, 1944.