The collection consists of a typed transcript of a diary kept by John Edward Stocker. The entries date from 1941 to 1946. The earliest entries (1941-1942) document Stocker's senior year at Fairbury High School. He describes courses he's taking, local events attended with friends, local and family news, etc.
The entries from the summer of 1942 describe Stocker's working at the Fairbury Pharmacy. Entries from the fall of 1942 through May of 1943 discuss his time attending Fairbury Junior College, including courses taken, events attended with friends, and descriptions and impressions about his instructors. Entries also document news of World War II, rationing efforts, etc.