The collection consists of 123 pen-and-ink drawings and watercolours titled: Sketches of the War : France/Belgium in 2 volumes and is dedicated in a pasted in letter: "To my Daughter Adele." The sketches vary from satirical cartoons to more detailed and naturalistic renditions. They are often accompanied by an ironic title and are often signed with the artist's initials, "J.M." The artist's satirical targets include the officers and high command of both combatant sides; the disjuncture between reported and actual events, and the death of civilians as a fact of modern warfare.
The fonds consists of 7 letters of Mary Lou Williams to Winston Lucas asking his assistance in distributing her new LP record recently released by Decca Record. Williams was a black jazz pianist and arranger-composer, who is often regarded as the only significant female instrumentalist in jazz. She was an important "swing" pianist with a distinctively understated, legato manner based on subtly varied stride and boogie-woogie bass patterns. She was also a major exponent of postwar modern jazz, and advanced the careers of many younger magicians.
Fonds consists of four designs for the University of Victoria flag (1978) and other graphics, including preliminary sketches for the Chief Dan George wood mural and posters advertising theatrical productions; designs and plans for theatrical sets and stages (1964-1983), including the Phoenix Theatre Building, the Roger Bishop Theatre, and the Chief Dan George Theatre.
Fonds consists of working files, photographs, slides and tapes documenting the activities of the Wild Horse Summer Theatre Company, at Fort Steele Historic Park, Fort Steele, B.C. Fonds includes proposal for a theatre project at Fort Steele and related correspondence, membership contracts with the cast, audition forms, press releases, financial records, floor plans, lighting and sound instructions, newsclipping with reviews of play, Parks Board historical notes, final reports by Murray Edwards and Tony Bukowiecki, and designs of the Wild Horse Summer Theatre logo; publicity photographs; slides of historic scenes in southeastern B.C., used in "The Life and Death of Sneaky Fitch", and slides of cast members at Fort Steele Park; and taped performances of "The Life and Death of Sneaky Fitch".
The fonds consists of poetry and other writing works by Morton, video cassettes, CDs, and photographs from writing workshops that Morton attended, notebooks containing correspondence, planning, and writing. The Elder Project was a job that Morton worked on that involved going around to various First Nations communities to collect stories and poems from First Nations Elders as they shared their stories with their younger generations. The collected poems were then printed into small booklets. The fonds consists of the manuscripts and transcripts of these booklets, some of the booklets themselves, as well as permission release forms.
Fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, fund raising records, financial records, conductors files, guest artists files, legal agreements, arrangements for tours, scrapbooks of clippings, and programmes.
The fonds consists of four series: publicity, grants, correspondence and finance. The publicity series consists of advertising (programmes and brochures), news releases, press clippings and publicity photographs. The grants series consists of correspondence and applications to the BC Cultural Fund, Canada Council, Intermunicipal Committee, and the Koerner Foundation. The correspondence series consists of correspondence and related documentation with or regarding Actors' Equity Association, Attendance, Board of Governors, Emily Carr Centenary, Greater Victoria Centennial 71, McPherson Playhouse, Ottawa trip, and Victoria Fair Council. The financial series consists of budgets and accounts for 1969, 1970, and 1971.
Collection consists of posters arranged in series of posters produced by theatre groups: Phoenix Theatre, 1964-2003; Phoenix and Senior Secondary Summer Theatre Workshop, 1968-90; Company One Theatre, 1971-73; Fine Arts Festivals, 1971, 1983-86; Victoria Fair, 1969-71; Campus Players, 1966. All posters are arranged by date and title of production.
The fonds consists of Jackman's correspondence with friends and colleagues relating to the publication of his books and his activities in teaching, research and university administration; diaries; notes and programmes of art exhibits; records of the University of Victoria Graduate Supervisory Committee and Senate Committee on Regalia and Diplomas; course outlines; reading lists; notes; student grade books and student research papers; drafts and correspondence for books written or edited by Jackman; photographs and slides used in his book "Tasmania"; research materials used in his study of Czar Nicholas, Kaiser Alexander, Mary I (Queen of England), her Royal Highness Princess Adelaide, Anna Pavlowna and Sophie, Queen of Holland.