The Scrapbook contains mostly newspaper and magazine clippings related to various Pennsylvania German religious communities, including the Amish, Mennonites, Moravians, and the Harmonites. The first part of the scrapbook, dated in the 1930s, also contains correspondence between Wesley Zeigler and his grand-aunt Kate about their family genealogy, notes about the history of Zieglerville and Harmony, presumably by Wesley Zeigler, and correspondence between Wesley Zeigler and Elsie Ewing Rayburn, who was also a Ziegler descendent. These primary source documents are followed by some newspaper articles related to the Harmonites and the Zieglers. Together, this material accounts for about one quarter of the scrapbook.
The remainder of the scrapbook contains secondary source newspaper and magazine clippings related to the Amish and to Mennonites. These range in topic from "Amish Drop Farm Labors to Attend Many Weddings" (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/8/1937), "The Moravian Christmas Putz" (Pennsylvania Farmer, 12/11/1954), to "Let's Dutch it: Or How a Young Couple Made a Home in the City" (American Home, 5/1942) about decorating with Pennsylvania German furniture. There are a few articles about fraktur art, several about tourism in the area, and some ephemera including holiday cards from Pennsylvania German communities, menus from restaurants in the area, and postcards with images of the Amish.