The collection contains correspondence from former students and noted journalists such as Harry Ashmore, George Chaplin, and George McMillan. There is also correspondence with Andrew Holt, President of the University of Tennessee, and Henry Rankin, a former colleague at Clemson. There are several folders of Lane's speeches and writings, including a song, "That Little Cowboy", that he composed in 1950. Also included are diaries of his years at Columbia University in 1928-1929. The diaries are disjointed, but his entire stay is covered. The papers document Lane's professional career extensively. There is also material relating to his involvement with Gamma Alpha Mu, Clemson's Faculty Senate, and The Tiger.