Fonds reflects Patterson's career as a professor in both the Department of English and the Centre for Communications Studies at Mount Royal University, and as a chronicler of the University's history. Fonds contains course outlines, programs for Conservatory and theatre performances, research on the history of the Conservatory and theatre, presentation notes and photos, meeting minutes, and correspondence.
Fonds documents the functions and activities of the Mount Royal Faculty Association, including collective bargaining, advocacy, and providing professional development opportunities and other services to its members. Fonds is divided into four series: collective bargaining, university/college administrative and reference documents, professional development, and social events. Fonds contains collective agreements, negotiation working files, photographs, reports, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, handbooks and guides, bylaws, and financial statements.
Fonds documents the fundraising efforts and other activities of the Mount Royal University Foundation. Fonds is arranged into three series: financial statements, Foundation reports, and the Minding the Future speaker series. The fonds also contains supper invitations, brochures, a strategic plan, and other material.
Fonds documents the Registrar's Office management of student grades, contact information, and attendance records. The fonds also contains correspondence, memos, instructor notes, exams and tests, convocation photographs, and course outlines. Fonds contains one series: Student grades.
Collection contains pamphlets published by the Communist Party of Canada/Labor-Progressive Party, Progress Books, and other Canadian communist and socialist organizations and publishers. Pamphlet subjects include the anti-war movement, political platforms, labour, and economics.