The Carter Wilson collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence.
Manuscripts in the collection include novels and short stories. Drafts are often accompanied by handwritten corrections and notes. Novel titles include Crazy February (1966), I Have Fought the Good Fight (1967), On Firm Ice (1970), A Green Tree and a Dry Tree (1972), Treasure on Earth: A Novel (1981), and Hidden in the Blood (1995). An unpublished manuscript is also included. Short story titles include “The Brief Swinging Career of Dan and Judy Smythe” and “Honey I Want the Sunshine.”
Correspondence in the collection is professional, generally regarding the publishing of his novels.