The collection contains largely materials pertaining to Gordon Friesen's correspondence from 1920 to 1940 and writings throughout his adult life. The writings include thoughts and ideas, short stories, novels, and an autobiography with his wife. Other writings in the collection include works by his wife: screenplays, a novel, and the autobiography. There is also a short story by his friend Menno Duerksen.
The collection also includes books Friesen had collected. There are probably autobiographical cassette tapes and reel-to-reel tapes narrated by Friesen and his wife. There are also records, some of which are spin-offs of the magazine Broadside, which Friesen and his wife edited.