Series contains personal documents that are generally unrelated to Joyce Barkhouse's professional career as a writer. The types of records included here are family photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts written by other family members. The series also contains records relating to Barkhouse's early career as a teacher.
Series contains materials created by Budge Wilson that not directly related to her career as an author. Files include Budge Wilson's diaries and calendars and materials relating to her job as a fitness instructor and photographer.
Series contains both the harmony workbooks created by Ellen Ballon during her early schooling as well as certificate letters issued from McGill University regarding her honorary degree and the scholarship program she instigated.
Series contains the research notes and diaries of Barbara Hinds. Most of the research notes are written in notebooks and are associated with a particular topic that Hinds wrote newspaper articles about. Some of the research notes are written in shorthand. Most of the diaries are written in notebooks and are logs of Hinds’ travels, especially her trips to the Canadian Arctic. The series also contains three books about shorthand that belonged to Hinds.