This series is divided into 10 subseries: Agents, Publishers, Early writings, Articles, Book reviews and introductions, Children's, Plays, Poems, Stories, and Books.
Agents consists primarily of correspondence with agents negotiating for publication of works by Nancy Hale. Included are extensive office files of Elizabeth Nowell, Nancy Hale's agent from the 1930s until 1957, with a break during World War II. The Nowell files primarily document Nowell's post-war representation of Nancy Hale beginning around 1950 and ending with Nowell's death in 1957. These files include correspondence between Hale and Nowell (arranged chronologically) as well as Nowell's correspondence with publishers and agents on Hale's behalf (arranged alphabetically by the name of the firm).
Publishers is divided into three sections Correspondence, Agreements and contracts, and Royalty reports each arranged alphabetically by firm.
Early writings consists of manuscripts, notebooks, and correspondence with publishers about pieces written by Nancy Hale prior to 1928, the year she married, moved to New York, and began writing to make a living. They are arranged by type of material.
Articles consists of drafts, notes, typescripts, and published versions of a variety of published and unpublished non-fiction pieces. Shorter pieces are filed in chronological order at the beginning of the series. Others are filed alphabetically by title or subject (if the piece is untitled).
Book reviews and introductions consists of drafts, published versions, notes, and correspondence book reviews and introductions by Nancy Hale. Book reviews are filed alphabetically by the author(s) of the work. Introductions are filed by the title of the work.
Children's consists of short stories and one book filed by title. Many of these were written in the 1980s with the aim of providing reading materials for dyslexic readers.
Plays contains scripts, and photographs and programs from productions of the plays arranged chronologically.
Poems consists of drafts and published versions of poems arranged chronologically.
Stories consists of notes, drafts, and published versions of stories arranged alphabetically by title.
Books consists of notes, research material, drafts, typescripts, reviews, publicity materials, and correspondence arranged alphabetically by title of the book. Included are 8 volumes.