Series 1: Correspondence is divided into three subseries. Subseries I. 1. Personal correspondence, 1933-1974; letters filed chronologically by author, includes selected manuscripts, by others filed with letters, Boxes 1-7. Subseries I. 2. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1933-1972, letters filed chronologically, Box 8. Subseries I. 3. John Trimmer Journal, 1963-1969, consists of letters Lee Anderson wrote to his friend John Trimmer, which he regarded as journal entries.
Series 2: Manuscripts is divided into four subseries. Subseries II. 1. Titled Poems, arranged alphabetically, Boxes 10-11. Subseries II. 2. Untitled poems and fragments, Boxes 12-13. Subseries II. 3. Essays, Box 14. Subseries II. 4. Classroom and teaching, Box 15.
Series 3: Materials Toward Books is divided into seven subseries. Subseries III. 1. Prevailing Winds; Subseries III. 2. The Floating World and Other Poems; Subseries III. 3. Nags Head; Subseries III. 4. Bearstone Tetralogy; Subseries III. 5. The Treasure Hunt Murder; Subseries III. 6 [The Oral Interpretation of Literature]; Subseries III. 7. Miscellaneous Galleys, Boxes 16-26.
Series 4: Notebooks, Boxes 27-33.
Series 5: Audiotapes, Boxes 34-38.
Series 6: Manuscript Material by Others (excluding manuscripts located in Subseries I. 1 and Series V.) Includes Book of Gems, autograph book containing holograph poems by various authors, Box 39. Also includes unpublished essays by others on the work of Lee Anderson, Box 39.
Series 7: The Yale Series of Recorded Poets includes material relating to Anderson's involvement with this project, Box 40.
Series 8: Miscellany, Boxes 41-42.