The Alber DeVane Collection can be divided into four categories: writings by DeVane, photographs of the aftermath of Hurricane Donna (1960), photographs of construction at the Brighton Reservation, and general photographs of Seminole Indian culture. The writings by DeVane include correspondence to D.B. McKay, a columnist for the Tampa Tribune, and to Edward T. Keenan, a military historian. They also include speeches, narratives and stories written by DeVane based on his knowledge of Seminole history.