Clippings spanning the run of Messinger's "Big City Beat" column make up the bulk of this collection. The collection contains photographs documenting Mesinger's social life, friends and family, a small amount of correspondence from family and friends, and two audiotapes.
The collection is divided into five series: Short Writings, Short Fiction, Novels, Promotional Materials, and Personal Materials. The first three series are arranged in alphabetical order by title and the last two series are arranged in chronological order.
This collection includes speeches, written works, as well as DVDs and photo CDs that document civic and professional life of Andrea White, former First Lady of Houston, housed in one box and comprised of three series.