The goals of the Union of Russian Writers and Journalists Abroad were to help Russian writers abroad to publish their works, to provide financial assistance for writers in need, and to celebrate significant events in Russian intellectual life. Consequently, the collection consists of applications for financial assistance from writers, applications from prospective members, certificates, minutes of meetings, and programs of social functions (e.g. the celebration of I. Bunin's Nobel Prize).
The largest series of the collection is the correspondence with leading Russian intellectuals. The collection contains more than 50 items from such Russian intellectuals as Adamovich, Aldanov, Annenkov, Nabokov, Remizov, Tsvetaeva and Zaitsev.
Since V. F. Zeeler was an active member of different Russian institutions abroad, the collection also includes the records of related institutions; the International Society of Journalists (1931), the Community of the Don-Kuban-Terek Citizens (1922-1923), the Kuban Regional Government (1923-1924), the Committee of Russian Refugee in France (1931), the Russian Pedagogical Museum in Paris (1934), and the Russian Cultural and Historical Museum in Prague (1934).