The fonds consists of correspondence (inward and outward), daily calendars, manuscripts and working papers, Canada Council applications and correspondence, personal papers (including diaries of travels, tax records, notebooks, and copies of Gilbert's writings in his high school newspaper), and reference files and material. The fonds includes records (manuscripts, correspondence, etc.) of Gilbert's literary journal, "B.C. Monthly", and records including photographs) of the New Era Social Club, an artists' studio/living space in Vancouver; and audiotapes of radiofreerainforest shows.
The fonds consists of records created by Duke from approximately 1946 to 2006. They are related to all aspects of Duke’s life and career. Among other types of records, the fonds includes: • Drafts of Duke's articles, essays and speeches • Personal and production photographs • Annotated working scripts of various television and film productions • Personal and administrative correspondence • Legal records, personal and administrative correspondence pertaining to the takeover of CKVU-TV • Awards • Personal notes • Journals • Press clippings featuring work by and about Duke • Ephemera collected by Duke • Audio/visual material
Series have been determined during archival processing and are primarily based on the various activities that Duke engaged in over his life and working career (see the Arrangement note below for more details about series arrangement). The series are: • CKVU • CBC • Friends of Canadian Broadcasting • Banff Television Festival • Vancouver Awards Show • General business correspondence • Personal correspondence • Essays and articles • Personal notes • Personal journals • Agendas • Personal publicity • Film and television works • Speeches • Research • Ephemera • Audio recordings • Videocassettes • Photographs