The E. O. Wooley Correspondence consists of excerpts from ten letters which he had written to his mother and his sister when he was a student at the Indiana State Normal School from 1902-1904. The ten leaves of paper in this collection are typed copies from April 22, 1952.
The first page explanation by Wooley, titled "Letters to the Homefolks," states that these letters present excerpts "from a rather extensive correspondence; in some of the letters I have made changes, in others I have retained the naive schoolboyish language of the originals." He writes that "now that a half century has elapsed since these distant days, I have thought that perhaps some of my friends might take an interest in an account of school happenings that differ widely from those of our present days."
The excerpts present specific descriptions of student and boarding house life. References to the following are made: President William Wood Parsons; expenses; classes; Rose Polytechnic Institute; Professors Schlicher, Charman, and Mutterer; the Commencement Exercises of 1902, 1903, and 1904; his teaching license; and social and sports activities.