The fonds consists of records produced by Skelton during the course of his life and career, documenting his activities as a poet, scholar, teacher, prose fiction writer, critic, editor and white witch. Records relate to activities including his co-founding of the University of Victoria Department of Creative Writing, his editorship of "The Malahat Review", his involvement with the Lotus Press in England and the Pharos Press and Sono Nis Press in Victoria, his collaboration with Ann Saddlemyer on the "Collected Works of J. M. Synge" and "The World of W. B. Yeats", a symposium and exhibition held in 1965 honouring the centenary of Yeats' birth, and his association with such writers as Wilfred Rowland Childe and Bonamy Dobree. Skelton's correspondents include T. S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Robert Graves, Margaret Atwood, Earle Birney, Bonamy Dobree, Paul Theroux, Kathleen Raine and many others.
The collection consists of aircraft de-icing research papers and wartime aeronautical reports: Visits to Miscellaneous Aeronautical Establishments in the British Zone; Luftfahrtforschunganstalt Herman Goring Volkenrode, Brunswick; Visits in American and French Zones: Aircraft and Aircraft Engines; Report on Visit to Aerodynamische Versuchsanstalt Gottingen; Wartime Aeronautical Research and Development in Germany; Further Investigation of the Possibility of Preventing Ice Formation on the Propellers of Aircraft by Utilization of Exhaust Heat; Progress Report on Aircraft De-Icing Research; Thermo-Electric Airscrew De-Icing; State of the Canadian Aircraft Industry.
Fonds consists of research files on various people and government officials, including E. Davie Fulton; Swainson's typescript of "International Development of the Columbia River"; U.S. Committee minutes; Canadian Committee minutes; and file card notes.
The fonds consists of historical notes, student notes, PhD research data on squid and sardines (including photographic data), lecture notes by subject, and course notes; and files from: Victoria College Biology Department (1958-67), Victoria College Building Committee (1957-58), Victoria College Faculty Association (1952-63), Victoria College Board (1957-63), and Victoria College Faculty and Staff Association, (1949-55).
The fonds consists of monographs, scientific articles, newspaper clippings, letters, slides, photographic prints, moving images, maps and other documents. The records are arranged in 3 series, reflecting Ellis's research and teaching interests: Environmental assessments, 1969-1997; Underwater Photography of salmon, 1957-1963; Arctic Research 1952-1967.
Fonds reflects Siebner’s intellectual and philosophical interests and ideas on art and life; his interactions with galleries, friends, family and patrons; travels; involvement in the Limners; pre-publication work for his monographs and other books; promotion and sale of art; and public art commissions. The fonds consists of personal writing and poetry, correspondence, sales lists, inventories, exhibition announcements, sketches, clippings, photographs, film and video, prints and drawings.