The fonds consists of papers relating to Iain C. Taylor's participation in Action Edmonton, an inner city social action group (1974-1975), and the Urban Reform Group Edmonton, a civic political party (1975-1982). It also contains reports and studies on urban and rural planning issues.
The collection consists of a brochure (2 copies) for the "Patriotic Day Service" for Edmonton schools, held Thursday June 30, 1927 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Confederation of Canada. The collection also includes a set of books – ‘The Principles and Practice of Modern House-Construction (1899) Including Water-Supply and Fittings-Sanitary Fittings and Plumbing-Drainage and Sewage-Disposal-Warming Ventilation-Lighting-Sanitary Aspects of Furniture and Decoration-Climate and Situation Stables-Sanitary Law’ (6 volumes – 690 SUT).
The fonds consists of a copy of "Sixty Years Young - The Story of McKay Avenue School", compiled by Mr. Sinclair. The manuscript relates the development of the Edmonton School District No. 7, McKay Avenue School, and the general area. One newspaper clipping is also included. The oil painting by J. Gordon Sinclair, titled "Gold Washing", depicts three miners working a grizzley on the river (gold mining).
The fonds consists of correspondence, political literature and papers relating to his service on the City of Edmonton Council and organizations of which he was a member. There is also some poetry written by James East mostly on political themes.
The fonds consists of momentoes relating to events held during the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. These include invitations, programmes, passes and cards, and most are inscribed with J.M. Douglas’s name. The photographs include personal photos of J.M. Douglas, including a photo of his father in front of the J.M. Douglas house in Strathcona.