The Personal series contains materials related to Baldwin's life outside of her Duke career. It includes awards and honors, biographical information, materials pertaining to her education, family and genealogical documents, and articles, tributes, and other documents created after Baldwin's death in 1960. Other personal materials related to this series may be found in the Photographs and the Artifacts series. Baldwin's writings completed during her education are filed in the Education series. Materials are arranged in alphabetical order.
The Correspondence series contains chronologically arranged letters to and from Baldwin. It contains both personal correspondence with friends and professional correspondence with colleagues. This series is closely related to the Alphabetical Files series, but the Correspondence series contains only correspondence, and is classified only by date, not by name.