The fonds consists of Jackman's correspondence with friends and colleagues relating to the publication of his books and his activities in teaching, research and university administration; diaries; notes and programmes of art exhibits; records of the University of Victoria Graduate Supervisory Committee and Senate Committee on Regalia and Diplomas; course outlines; reading lists; notes; student grade books and student research papers; drafts and correspondence for books written or edited by Jackman; photographs and slides used in his book "Tasmania"; research materials used in his study of Czar Nicholas, Kaiser Alexander, Mary I (Queen of England), her Royal Highness Princess Adelaide, Anna Pavlowna and Sophie, Queen of Holland.
The fonds consists of poetry and other writing works by Morton, video cassettes, CDs, and photographs from writing workshops that Morton attended, notebooks containing correspondence, planning, and writing. The Elder Project was a job that Morton worked on that involved going around to various First Nations communities to collect stories and poems from First Nations Elders as they shared their stories with their younger generations. The collected poems were then printed into small booklets. The fonds consists of the manuscripts and transcripts of these booklets, some of the booklets themselves, as well as permission release forms.
The fonds consists of 7 letters of Mary Lou Williams to Winston Lucas asking his assistance in distributing her new LP record recently released by Decca Record. Williams was a black jazz pianist and arranger-composer, who is often regarded as the only significant female instrumentalist in jazz. She was an important "swing" pianist with a distinctively understated, legato manner based on subtly varied stride and boogie-woogie bass patterns. She was also a major exponent of postwar modern jazz, and advanced the careers of many younger magicians.
The collection consists of 123 pen-and-ink drawings and watercolours titled: Sketches of the War : France/Belgium in 2 volumes and is dedicated in a pasted in letter: "To my Daughter Adele." The sketches vary from satirical cartoons to more detailed and naturalistic renditions. They are often accompanied by an ironic title and are often signed with the artist's initials, "J.M." The artist's satirical targets include the officers and high command of both combatant sides; the disjuncture between reported and actual events, and the death of civilians as a fact of modern warfare.