The Jane Tiedge papers contain Tiedge's student essays, including those on Sister Ingeborg Nystul, a diary of her trip to China in 1998, and miscellaneous items. The collection consists of three series: Academic, Trip to China, and Miscellaneous.
The Academic, 1994-1996 and undated series contains student essays written by Tiedge about Sissieretta Jones, Ross Paulson, and Ingeborg Nystul (1971, 1973, 1991, 1994-1996 and undated). Also included is a lengthy essay on Sissieretta Jones by Wilia Estelle Daughtry that Tiedge consulted as a secondary source.
The Trip to China, 1998 series contains a typewritten diary documenting Tiedge's experiences in China, as well as articles and press releases about Tiedge's trip to China to research Nystul.
The Miscellaneous series contains budgets, a poem and clipped obituaries.