The fonds consists primarily of drafts and research materials used to write his book "Frontier Theatre: A History of Nineteenth Century Theatrical Entertainment in the Canadian Far West and Alaska", published in 1982. Fonds includes musical scores and librettos, programs, photographs, scrapbook and four unpublished plays: "Murder Pattern," 1936; "Ascend as the Sun"; "Earth Song", by Herman Voaden; and "The Dragon", by Bertram Brooker.
The fonds consists of 3 drafts of manuscripts, and 11 prints. The manuscripts include: "The Adventures of Felix," 1993; an unedited version of "Practice of Technology," 1995; and "Wise dwelling: transitions from modern to ecological paradigms: narrative connections to harmony, diversity and depth," 1999. The prints were designed by Jenus Friesen for Drengson's publication Doc Forest and Blue Mountain Ecostery, published in 1993.
Fonds consists of research data collected for three book projects on music history in Canada, B.C., and Victoria, including photocopies or slides of 1850-1950 newspaper articles, reviews, retrospective articles, and biographical data. Also included are some original programs from the period.
Fonds consists of promissory notes to David Mcrae (1783-1786); land titles (1781-1782); Account of Antoine Plant, nd; and inventories of goods, property and debts due to the estate of David Mcrae (1800).
The fonds consists of the following series: General office files, 1966-86; Media releases, 1978-95; Newspaper clippings, 1957-88; Special lectures correspondence and posters, 1988-97; and Videocassettes of special events. Copies of videocassettes of special lectures have been catalogued with the Film Library collection.