This collection is arranged into the following eleven series:
- Series 1. Correspondence
- Series 2. Photographs
- Series 3. Literary manuscripts
- Series 4. Personal
- Series 5. Journalism
- Series 6. Subject files
- Series 7. Research materials
- Series 8. Printed materials
- Series 9. Memorabilia
- Series 10. Serials
- Series 11. Audiovisual materials
Series 1 (Correspondence, 1942-1997) is comprised of three subseries, each arranged alphabetically by author and divided as Business, Fan mail, and Personal.
Series 2 (Photographs) contains photographs taken by Lyn Crost during World War II and those used in the pubication of Honor by fire.
Series 3 (Literary manuscripts) contains three subseries; The Bull and the Contessa, Farewell to Paradise, and Honor by fire. Each subseries are arranged by chapter, except for Honor by fire, which is arranged alphabetically.
Series 4 (Personal) contains items relating directly to the author and are arranged as the author originally filed them.
Series 5 (Journalism) contains three subseries. The subseries Lyn Crost articles and scrapbooks are arranged alphabetically. The subseries Time-Life is arranged chronologically.
Series 6 (Subject files) are arranged alphabetically.
Series 7 (Research materials) contains two subseries, General research files and Photocopied extracts. They are arranged alphabetically.
Series 8 (Printed materials) are arranged alphabetically.
Series 9 (Memorabilia) are arranged alphabetically.
Series 10 (Serials) contains two subseries; Go for broke and Puka Puka parade. The subseries are arranged chronologically.
Series 11 (Audiovisual materials) are arranged alphabetically.