The fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, proposals, telegrams, entry forms, programmes, and work orders concerning the annual production of the CNE sports programme and the year-round administration of the stadium and other CNE sports facilities. The materials also include lists and information regarding competitors, results of competitions, press releases sent out by the Sports Department during the CNE, news clippings, the research material and manuscript of the book "Fair Sport", maps of waterfront competition layouts, photographs, CNE ephemera, artifacts, primarily, crests, badges and ribbons awarded to competitors, and scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings of CNE sporting events.
The fonds is organized into eight series: Sports Managers Files - George N. Duthie, RG 7-0-1; Sports Managers Files - Gordon R. Walker, RG 7-0-2; Sports Managers Files - Douglas J. Gerrard, RG 7-0-3; Sports Managers Files - Patrick M. Martin, RG 7-0-4; Sports Coordinators Files, RG 7-0-5; Sport Administration Files - Bill Leveridge, RG 7-0-6; Waterfront Sports Maps, RG 7-0-7; Sports Scrapbooks, RG 7-0-8.
Series RG 7-0-2 is further arranged into sub-series, as is series RG 7-0-6. The original order in which the files were maintained has been preserved, except in the case of series RG 7-0-7 in which no discernible original order existed. In this case, a logical arrangement was imposed on the maps comprising the series.
George Duthie's records prior to 1962 are missing with the exception of the marathon or Pro-Swim records, which cover 1927 to 1963. His records from 1964 until his death in 1968 are also missing. The CNE has no accessions for Kenneth Twigg, but some of his records can be found in the Sports Coordinators files and the files of Gordon Walker, especially in the sub-series containing Walker's Stadium files.
Gordon Walker resigned in early 1977 and Doug Gerrard was not appointed until June 20, 1977. Gerrard appears to have used Walker's files for the brief period spanning his appointment to the end of the 1977 CNE. As a result, Walker's materials also contain some of Gerrard's records.