Marguerite Estep Carson Collection consists one reel-to-reel and one audiocassette of Carson's slide program on gravestones and a folder with correspondence about her manuscript "What Say'd These Stones?" and her research for it. The article copies are not complete as the pages cut off some of the text. One letter is from the University Press of Kentucky inquiring about publishing her manuscript.
The recording is only on one side of the audiocassette. It includes a brief introduction without date or location. The primary contents are excerpts from interviews, religious songs and Carson's reading from an unidentified source or sources. The audiocassette contains a low regular beep, which was used to assist the slide projector's advancement. Interviewees discuss burial practices and loss of family.