The fonds consists of manuscripts published and unpublished, which include juvenilia, poetry and story drafts, and the author's annual holograph gatherings of completed poems. The fonds includes public addresses, children's stories, periodical off prints, page proofs of A Dryad in Nanaimo, reviews, family and biographical items, photographs, certificates, recordings of poems set to music, a printers plate, biographical material, and correspondence. Correspondence includes 34 letters from former Prime Minister Robert Borden. Artwork often accompanies juvenilia verse and later children's stories; the media used include: ink on paper illustrations, pencil sketches, and watercolour drawings. Newspaper clippings include the author's columns, stories and poems. Also included are photocopies of 60 letters written by Audrey Brown to Professor Pelham Edgar (1929-47). The originals are in the Pelham Edgar collection at Victoria University, Toronto. The fonds also consists of: newspaper clippings and biographical material re Audrey Alexandra Brown and her family; correspondence between Brown and Pelham Edgar; correspondence between Brown and Earle Birney; correspondence from Martin Burrell to Pelham Edgar re Brown; manuscripts by Brown.
Fonds consists of the following series: Logbooks, 1979-94; Minutes and agenda, 1979-98; Correspondence, 1975-97; Subject files, 1981-97; Synoptic journals, 1988-97; Month-end reports, 1995-97; Record of deposits, 1988-1996; Year-end reports, 1991-96; Day-end sheets, 1992-1996; 3 audiocassettes, including an interview with C.B.C. re: Canada Customs seizing two comic books; a display entitled, "In the beginning, 1975...", and the Everywoman's Book stained glass window sign.
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.
Fonds consists of records of the Malahat Review (Issues 1 through 64) and includes typescripts of articles, short stories and poems submitted to the magazine; galley proofs, page proofs; minutes of meetings of the Malahat Review Editorial Board; general financial and administrative records relating to the magazine's founding by Robin Skelton and John Peter; correspondence of Skelton and Peter concerning submissions to the magazine, requests for submissions to special issues, the magazine's financial crisis in 1975 and appeals to subscribers for support; account books recording works submitted; photographs; press releases; newsclippings.