The collection contains material related to political movements and student and faculty activism in the late 1960s and 1970s. In particular, it includes records documenting the 1967 dismissal of five Simon Fraser University teacher's assistants and the resignation of Professor T.B. Bottomor as the Dean of Arts. In addition, it includes C.A.U.T.’s censure of Simon Fraser University's in 1968, 1971 and 1974. Records relating to these matters at SFU include newsprint articles, posters, official documents and statements.
The collection also includes records documenting The Old Mole, a student Marxist organization at the University of Toronto in the 1970s. Records include the group's mission statements, newsletters, reports, meeting minutes and proposals.
Lastly, the collection includes documentation of the Waffle (Movement for an Independent Socialist Canada), a far-left subgroup of the New Democratic Party of Canada. The documents are primarily from 1970-1972. Records include manifestos, political strategies, reports and proposals, meeting agendas and minutes, letters to waffle members, news clippings and public education material.