This collection is broken up into two categories. The first contains newspapers, quarterlies, historical documents, and photographs from the African American Freemason groups the Dawn of Light Lodge #79, the women's lodge Heroines of Jericho, The Order of the Eastern Star, and the fraternal insurance organization the American Woodmen of the World, which are all located in Lufkin, Texas. These range from the early 1870’s to the late 1980’s.
The second contains historical documents, photographs, articles, and magazines from Reverend Bettie Kennedy, for whom the collection was named after. These range from the early 1840’s to present day.