The series consist of manuscripts, drafts, and typescripts for a Rain Song, Swimming With Turtles, Play on the Water, Going Down in History, The Only Country in the World, Kissing the Body of My Lord, For the Love of Hockey, A Dancing Star, and a variety of poems. There are book reviews for A Dancing Star, Pacific Sand, and Wrestling with Angels. The series also includes incoming and outgoing correspondence between Beardsley and various friends, fellow writers, and acquaintances. There are Beardsley’s journals and diaries that he kept from 1969 to 2015, and reviews written by Beardsley for the Times Colonist Victoria from 1979-1993. Finally, there are also poetry reading promotions and photographs.