The series apparently consists of the contents of several drawers of a filing cabinet. Letters, notes, news cuttings, publications, advertisements, agendas, minutes, receipts, and so on, are filed according to subject.
The subjects represented cover: the general administration of the office; the preparation and publication of Jus Suffragii; the biennial international congresses; information and propaganda; women's suffrage groups worldwide (with the emphasis on those affiliated to the I.W.S.A.); influential workers within the women's movement worldwide; international progress in obtaining the right to vote; and other issues of pressing concern and campaign, such as equal pay for equal work, the nationality of married women and state regulation of prostitution.
The series is predominantly written in English but a large proportion of the files contain a small percentage of foreign language pieces and a couple of the files are written exclusively in French or German. The foreign languages represented are Afrikaans, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Roumanian, Spanish and Swedish.