This is an artificial collection brought together from several different sources. The bulk of the material is in scrapbook form. These were put together by C.M. Clay and cover several different subjects. They include many clippings about C.M. Clay or articles and editorial comments that were published in newspapers and periodicals of the time. Several pieces of correspondence and other documents appear to have been purchased by the Townsend Room staff or donated to the University through Jonathan T. Dorris.
Only a portion of this collection has been digitized. See the Finding Aid for a description of the entire collection.