Contains a collection of newspaper articles that Word published between 1995 and 2009. Most articles include typed drafts and clippings of the published version. Also includes an obituary, an informal index of publications, and notes from an address delivered for an Alumni Scholar Forum at Goshen College in 1999.
The newspaper articles cover a variety of topics , including commentaries on current events, annual holidays (especially Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Kwanzaa), activities of local organizations, and important people and events in Black history. They provide a valuable window into Word's worldview, the issues she cared about, her interest in history, and her experiences of racism as a Black Mennonite woman.