The collection consists of books written by, objects, graphic material, and clippings connected to Dr. J.W. Grant MacEwan. These include 10 logs whittled by Grant MacEwan, 52 books (most signed; complete works of Grant MacEwan), clippings, 35 plaques, miscellaneous objects including 2 suitcases, 2 cowboy hats, straw hat, fireman's helmet, policeman's hat and billy club, red wool hat, tie, wall hanging, carved wooden plate, miniature tipi, 2 miniature totem pole carvings, headphones, radio and microphone, engraved wallet and notepad cover, sweatshirts and buttons from Grant MacEwan Day. Graphic material includes posters and photographs. Textual records include a letter to Grant MacEwan regarding naming the institution after him, the program for the official opening in 1972, the transfer of land document for City Centre Campus, and the records of the Grant MacEwan Day Committee.