The papers consist of a typed manuscript by Steele titled, "The Open Secret." On June 14, 1929, he wrote to W.F. Bohn, assistant to the president of Oberlin College, "My principal work will be entitled A Dogmatic Epistemology and will be a radical investigation of the human power of knowing." In this letter and in subsequent correspondence he indicated that he planned to have a statement inserted in his will that his manuscripts be sent to Oberlin.
Note: Entry taken from William E. Bigglestone's unpublished "[preliminary] Guide to the Oberlin College Archives," which was prepared as individual entry sheets in a three-ring binder during the early 1980s.