The Edith Russell Collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Russell with materials dating from 1916 to 1919 and a collection of civic pageants written by Russell dating from 1930 to 1937.
The scrapbook is made up of dark brown pages that are annotated by Russell in white ink. It contains a large drawing titled, "A Characteristic Scene at the State Normal and Non-Industrious College." It also contains event programs, college documents, invitations, correspondence, tickets, party memorabilia, receipts, notes from peers, ribbon, stamps, holiday greetings, pressed leaves, and other memorabilia items. The scrapbook also includes documents regarding the Cornelian Literary Society as well as 1917 programs for Graduation Exercises, Commencement Exercises, Founder's Day Exercises, College Night Reception and Annual Debate featuring the Cornelian and the Adelphian societies.
The civic pageants written by Russell date from 1930 to 1937. They consist of titles grouped under the heading, Epics of the South as well as a work titled, "A Masque of American Women."