The fonds consists of records relating to the preparation of the "Dictionary of Canadian English", the Survey of Canadian English, and the revised "Canadian Dictionary" (CD2). Sub-series include unpublished academic papers, budgets, correspondence, applications, protocols and manuals, seminar material, personnel records, survey, CD2 lexical lists and proofs, log books, newsletters and other publicity material, reports and correspondence regarding English phrasal verbs, specialized vocabularies and word lists.
The fonds consists of manuscripts of poetry, 1969-74; research files relating to Richard Aldington (including copies of Aldington correspondence), 1912-86; research files relating to James K. Baxter, a New Zealand poet, 1968-76; correspondence with publishers, 1964-79; UVic course notes, 1981-1988; files of the Committee on Alternatives for British Columbia, 1983-85; and files of the UVic End the Arms Race Committee, 1983-86.
The fonds consists of two series: Commission records series, and Report series. The Commission records series consists of notes of meetings, correspondence, rough notes, submissions, drafts reports, and student responses to the questionnaire. The Report series consists of three copies of a draft of the report revised by President Farquhar, Dr. MacLaurin, and Dr. Jennings; and an original copy of the final report, signed by all members of the committee, and autographed by President Farquhar.
The fonds consists of terms of reference, notices of meetings, minutes, correspondence, notes of oral presentations, written submissions, reference material from other institutions, draft of the report, and the Commission's final report.
The fonds consists of minutes, 1945-1963; and correspondence and reports, 1942-1963. The records document the Council's responsibility for managing the administration and finances of Victoria College. Correspondents include T.L. Christie, Secretary-Treasurer of Greater Victoria School Board; W. Harry Hickman, Principal of Victoria College; Robert T. Wallace, Vice-Principal of Victoria College; Ray Williston, B.C. Minister of Education; and F.T. Fairey, B.C. Deputy Minister and Superintendent of Education.