The fonds consists of drafts of writings and research material for the following books: "Inishbream", "A Man in a Distant Field", "Sisters of Grass", "Red Laredo Boots", "Mnemonic: A Book of Trees", and "The Age of Water Lilies".
The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence and other materials re "The Cowichan", "The Emperor's Panda", "The Burroughs Bestiary", "The Whale War", "Many Voices", "The Scarlet Coat Serial", "The Animals Within", "Visions of St Louis the Metis", "Castles", and "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Decoded".
The collection consists of film reels and videocassettes featuring artists Maxwell Bates, Ricki Ciccimarra, Leon Erickson, Jan and Helga Grove, Elza Mayhew, Myfanwy Pavelic, and Godfrey Stevens. The collection also includes footage from the 1983 film "Ninstints" about the 1957 removal and preservation of totem poles from Anthony Island in the Queen Charlottes.
The collection consists of a notebook with birthday wishes, notes from friends/family (1980s), a notebook given from Tessa to Pavelic (1980), spiral bound notebook "Our Trip by Car to California, April 24, 1977" made by Tessa and Myfanwy, a small notebook "Some Silly Stories and Rhymes by Tessa for Mother, April 27th, 1985," a photograph of Pavelic with two dogs titled "The Happy Trio" (1979), unidentified framed photograph.