Fonds documents Naylor's life and work as organ scholar and composer. The fonds consists of correspondence to associates, friends and family, 1935-1984; miscellaneous programs, scrapbooks, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and photographs; manuscript choral, instrumental and vocal scores of Naylor's work, and others, 1924-1983; sound recordings of folk songs, chamber music, instrumentals and interviews, and recordings of other composers' work.
Fonds consists of 6 series: correspondence, 1961-1987, primarily Earle Birney; literary manuscripts, ca. 1954-1957, including fiction and plays; research, ca. 1962-1987; printed materials, ca. 1954-1988, primarily journal offprints and copies; indices, ca. 1962-1987. The indices consist of research card groups including: animals; slang dictionaries; women in medieval medicine; medieval medical books; symbolism; The Canterbury Tales, and miscellaneous subjects.
Fonds consists of collages (watercolour and fabric) and drawings of costumes designed for the following UVic and community theatre productions: On Baile's Strand, 1965; The Player Queen, 1965; A Man for all seasons, 1965; Renaissance '65, 1965; Murder in the cathedral, 1966; Rhinoceros, 1966; Hadrigan VII, 1973; Old tomorrow: a saga of the CPR, 1973; The three sisters, 1974; The bartered bride, 1978; A Dicken's digest, n.d.; Ghosts, n.d.; Mrs. Alving, n.d.; a midsummer night's dream, n.d. Fonds also includes slides of 3 unidentified productions possibly depicting costumes designed by Biddy Gaddes.
Fonds consists of music course outlines and examination papers (1950-1967), musical scores (1953-1956); programs, slides, and audio tapes of concerts at Victoria Normal School, Victoria College and the University of Victoria; and, historical outline of post-secondary music programs in Victoria, with photographs, text and original scores by Gaddes.
Sous-fonds consists of records kept by Carole Itter documenting the life and death of her daughter, Lara Gilbert, Gilbert’s medical history, the publication of Gilbert's journals, legal trials submitted by Itter and Gilbert, and research on related topics chiefly from newspaper reporting and academic texts and journals. The sous-fonds has been arranged into five series: 1) cassette tapes, 2) I Might Be Nothing records, 3) legal proceedings, 4) medical records, and 5) clippings and research.
The fonds consists of documents relating to Celu Amberstone's writing career. Records consist of poetry, playscripts, children's prose, notes for readings, publishing contracts, review clippings, correspondence, and acceptance and rejection letters from publishers and editors. The fonds also includes a proof copy of The Dreamer's Legacy by Celu Amberstone, and House of Commons Special Committee on the Disabled and Handicapped publication, "Native Population: Follow-up Report" (1981), which features a profile of Amberstone/Barbara Smith.
The fonds consists primarily of drafts and research materials used to write his book "Frontier Theatre: A History of Nineteenth Century Theatrical Entertainment in the Canadian Far West and Alaska", published in 1982. Fonds includes musical scores and librettos, programs, photographs, scrapbook and four unpublished plays: "Murder Pattern," 1936; "Ascend as the Sun"; "Earth Song", by Herman Voaden; and "The Dragon", by Bertram Brooker.
Fonds consists of the following series: Personal records, 1925-92; Correspondence, 1928-97; Programs and reviews of performances, 1949-87; Photographs, ca.1895-97; Certificates and medals, 1924-95; Instrumental music scores, 1930-92; Secular choral music scores, 1929-93; and Sacred choral music scores, 1932-38.
Fonds consists of records documenting the administrative and operational activities of the society including general business files, correspondence, financial records, personnel files, publicity, outreach and reviews, scripts, graphic records, audio and video tapes, scrapbooks and posters, and logbooks and notebooks.