The fonds consists of the Director's subject files, 1948-1993; Senate Committee on Continuing Education, 1973-1978; Senate Committee on University Extension, 1984-1986; programming files, 1962-1990; Prison Education programme files, 1978-1988; Summer Studies files, 1978-1988; David Thompson University Centre files, 1978-1983; grades for Institute of Canadian Bankers, 1972-1973; and personnel information, 1978-1987.
The fonds consists of general committee files that contain an incomplete set of minutes, and final recommendations; and course files with departmental submissions. The chairs' files contain correspondence regarding contentious issues, and some departmental submission and minutes. For a complete understanding of the committee's work, both files need to be reviewed.
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 Sub-series include unpublished academic papers, budgets, correspondence, applications, protocols and manuals, seminar material, personnel records, survey, CD2 lexical lists and proofs, log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 administrative files, elections, Faculties files, President's Advisory Council files, Ceremonies and Special Events Committee files, Senior administrative search files, Foundation for University of Victoria files, Land titles and agreements, Legal opinions, and unclaimed diplomas. Records of the Board of Governors, Senate, Senate Committees, and University Review Committee are described separately.
The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings about the book burning controversy, and correspondence between Snowsell, the Mount View Parent Teacher Association, the Federal Minister of Justice, and George R. Pearkes.