Fonds consists of records relating to Braid's life and work as a student, teacher, carpenter, and writer.
The first five series from Braid's first donation in 1995 are comprised primarily of interview material relating to Canadian women in trades, in the form of sound recordings, transcripts, notes, and drafts of profiles generated by Kate Braid in the course of four projects: her Master's thesis (1978-1979); a convention in Holland and subsequent trip to Denmark (1984); the Labour Canada booklets (1988); and the CBC Ideas program (1990). Also includes some correspondence, logbooks and published reference material.
The next series from several additional accruals in 2009 to 2013 consist of records arising from many aspects of Braid's life. These records include drafts and notes from Braid's writing, projects for CBC Ideas, women in trades, her company, Sisters Construction, and other writing and teaching projects.
There is also a large series of correspondence, including letters and emails (printed out) between Braid and other writers, her family, and business correspondents. Finally, there is a series of Braid's diaries, which she has kept regularly from the 1960s to 2012.
The fonds is arranged in 24 series:
- Master's thesis interviews
- Europe interviews
- Labour Canada interviews
- CBC interviews
- Women in trade
- In Fine Form: the Canadian Book of Form Poetry
- Red Bait: Struggles of a Mine Local
- A Well-mannered Storm: the Glenn Gould Poems
- Emily Carr: Rebel Artist
- Inward to the Bones: Georgia Okeeffe's Journey with Emily Carr
- Vancouver Island Highway Project Road to Equity
- CBC Ideas: Men of the Deep
- Appointment calendars
- Personal and early accomplishments
- Writing and teaching projects
- Turning Left to the Ladies
- First drafts and handwritten notes
- Sisters construction
- Covering Rough Ground
- To this Cedar Fountain