The fonds consists mainly of financial records in the form of farm account books. These account books were made available to farmers by various sources over the years, including the John Deere Company, United Grain Growers, the Division of Agricultural Economics at the University of Manitoba, and the Manitoba Department of Agriculture and Conservation. There were a number of miscellaneous documents stuffed inside the account books. A few documents have been left where they were found, but the larger groups of documents have been placed in separate folders. There are computer printouts in this fonds from 1976 and 1977 from the CANFARM farm accounting system, which has a computerized program in which all financial transactions were encoded and sent by farmers to the regional CANFARM office. These transactions were then compiled and sent out to the farmer in the form of printed summaries. There are some newspaper clippings which were collected by Mr. Friesen which discuss income tax issues.
The fonds has been arranged into eight series. They are manuscripts, articles, speeches and papers presented, Western Grain Transportation Task Force, academic material, research material, photographs, and tape collection. 4 photographs and 338 slides comprise the photograph collection. The tape collection consists of 4 audio-cassettes.
The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscript copybooks related to Frederick Philip Grove's published and unpublished novels, short stories, articles and poems, news clippings, financial documents, biographical material, and photographs. Clippings and financial documents are in chronological order. Most of the material is original, some, such as Greve's poems Wanderungen of 1902, are photocopied from originals held in Germany and elsewhere, like at Queen's University or the University of Toronto. A few published short stories, essays and articles are copied from magazines or newspapers, however, many are extant in original typescripts.
The fonds is an album of the Chamber of Commerce Tour to Churchill, Manitoba. Photographs include Flin Flon, Gilliam, and Churchill and other interesting insights into early mining in Manitoba. The scrapbook includes some articles that are described in the finding aid.
The fonds consists of professional and personal correspondence, drafts and manuscripts of published and unpublished works, material related to conferences attended and speeches given, copies of published writings, academic papers, publications, photographs, and audio cassettes. The photograph collection consists of 16 photographs. The tape collection consists of 28 audio-cassettes and 6 audio reels.
The fonds consists of lecture notes and exam solutions for Dynamics of Machines, an Engineering course taught by Norman Macleod Hall from 1923 to 1945. The fonds contains two folders. Folder 1 contains lecture notes on steam and gas engines. Folder 2 contains lecture notes, machine blueprints and exam solutions. N.M. Hall also wrote a 15 page pamphlet entitled "Report on Winnipeg Heating Company Limited" in 1932. This pamphlet is stored in MSS 90, Box 4, Folder 2, Item 1.
The fonds is separated into 11 series. They include biographical information, correspondence, articles and conference papers, conferences, meetings and site visits, Hamerton's research material, academic material, receipts, research material, research material on diseases, symposium proceedings, and photographs.