The fonds consists of course materials, 1969-1996; Correspondence, 1974-1988; drafts of papers and addresses, 1964-1993; and documents on the Canadian Research Consortium on Southern Africa, 1992-1996.
The collection includes correspondence with Brooks’ foster family, his birth parents family, and scientific colleagues; and reminiscences about interment campus “A” including a class portrait, the “Khaki University”, the experience of writing McGill University matriculation exams, and academic life at McGill. While Brooks spent the majority of his academic career at the University of Western Ontario, this collection concerns his childhood and introduction to academic life shaped by the internment camp in Farnham, Quebec.
The fonds contains memorabilia from Basil C. MacLean's years at McGill University, including Old McGill yearbooks (1925, 1929), McGill knitted button-up sweater, a silverware set with the McGill crest, a small oval silver tray, a silver tureen with lid, 2 pennants and 8 photographs which include the Montreal General Hospital 1927-30, Faculty of Medicine 1926, Alpha Delta Chapter Fraternity, 1924-25 and the McGill Student's Executive Council, 1924-26.
The fonds consists of McGill published materials and memorabilia owned by Russel R. Merifield and Helen Kydd and includes a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings mostly related to football at McGill (1935-1939); annotdated Kappa Alpha Theta Pledge Book (1936); 5 Old McGill yearbooks (1904, 1905, 1907, 1938, 1941); Women Graduates of McGill University, 1888-1939; McGill, a Portal to Greatness by J.W. Jeakins; My Old College by Stephen Leacock; 3 issues of McGill News (vol. 2 no. 4, 1921; vol. 25, no. 1, 1943; vol 31, no. 4, 1950); 2 reunion dinner programmes (1921, 1964); 1 Intercollegiate Football Champions dinner programme (1938); and 2 convocation programmes (1903, 1907).
The fonds consists of Duncan Wood's graduation diploma, board examination certificate and license, a letter from students where he taught school, printed diet lists, medication envelopes, medical bag, and an album of photographs.