The Brenda Black White collection is mostly compsed of correspondence and poetry. The collection is organized into eleven series: Correspondence, Poetry, Manuscripts, Activity Files, Biographical Files, Medical Files, Photographic Materials, Drawings and Paintings, Audio and Audiovisual Materials, Clothing, and Books.
Series I, Correspondence, n.d., 1925, 1944, 1955-2009, professional and personal correspondence received and sent by BBW. She frequently photocopied her outgoing mail. Her letters are mostly from friends, publishers, and magazines. This series also includes Leland C. White's correspondence during his time in prison in the 1980s. Correspondence was written to Leland from Krista
Krissy Laine Mathews, his wife Vickie, daughter Amber, and other friends. Additional correspondence between BBW and Leland are throughout the personal correspondence.
Series II, Poetry, n.d., 1952-2007, arranged alphabetically or chronologically when titles where unknown, includes published versions and drafts of poems written by BBW and by other authors.
Series III, Manuscripts, n.d.,1964-2006, includes short stories written by BBW, Leland
Krick White, and other authors. Manuscripts arranged alphabetically by author and title.
Series IV, Activity Files, n.d., 1982-2007, consists of articles about BBW, book layouts and drafts, programs, flyers and posters from her performances. The notebooks include notes on poetry, lists, and doodles. These were unbound and blank pages were removed.
Series V, Biographical Files, n.d., 1914-2008, materials on BBW and her immediate family of Ken, Karen, Leland, and Christopher, as well as legal documents related to land.
Series VI, Medical Files, n.d., 1967-2007, articles and brochures of facilities focused on holistic treatments and alternative medicines and treatments. Medical files also include records of BBW's medical history.
Series VII, Photographic Materials, n.d., ca. 1950-1990, primarily family photographs and negatives.
Series VIII, Drawings and Paintings, n.d., 1966-1980. Bulk of the drawings in the collection are sketches of trees. The paintings may all be created by Brenda Black White but not all are signed and not all are completed. Her first oil painting is included in the collection, Two Trees - No beginning - No End, 1967.
Series IX, Audio and Audiovisual Materials, n.d., 1975-2006. Audio and Audiovisual materials are on magnetic tapes from which a digital file has been created. The content of the tapes include video recordings of BBW's performances both onstage and in her home as well as audio recordings of her performances and practice performances. Two reel-to-reel tapes where not digitized or viewed for content.
Series X, Clothing, ca. 1960-2000, consists of BBW's handmade performance clothing. Some sketches or notes were made on commercial pattern illustrations and are included in the Biographical Files and correspondence from Yolanda Spann-Orasz.
Series XI, Books. Books brought into the collection can be found in the library catalogue. Most of the books include fellow authors of Plain View Press publishing company of Austin, Texas.