The collection consists of Meritt's correspondence with his colleagues, research notes, manuscripts of papers, and material from lectures and conferences. The correspondence comprises the bulk of the collection, with significant amounts of correspondence with his closest colleague, Geoffrey Woodhead (0.5 linear ft.) and collaborators West, Wade-Gery, and McGregor.
From the guide to the Benjamin Dean Meritt papers, ca. 1935-1989 American Council of Learned Societies American Philosophical Society American Numismatic Society Athens College Aydelotte, Frank Bonner, Campbell Cherniss, Harold Clement, Paul A. Dinsmoor, William Bell Dow, Sterling Edson, Charles Ferguson, William Scott Friedlander, Paul Greek War Relief Haggard, Patience Hondius, J.J.E. Institute for Advanced Study Moe, Henry A. Princeton University Raubitschek, A.E. Richter, Gisela M.A. Robinson, Charles A. Schweigert, Eugene Gift of Lucy Shoe Meritt, 1993. (Ms. Coll. 82), 1935-1989, (American Philosophical Society)