The correspondence and old ballads and poetry are late 19th and early 20th century manuscripts that Margaret Ray Folger inherited from her aunts of Boone, North Carolina, Misses Sallie and Lelia Ray, daughters of Mr. J.C. Ray. The Folgers were acquaintances of Amos Doc Abrams of Appalachian State Teachers College when they attended in 1938, and continued contact through the years.
The audiovisual items, an audiocassette and a reel-to-reel tape, were of the April 7, 1976 Appalachian State Symposium honoring Cratis Williams. The audiocassette contains Abrams' presentation Bringing in the Sheaves he gave at the symposium, along with the slides also found in this collection. User and archival CD copies were made of the tapes.