The fonds documents Heather Robertson's life, including her literary and academic career, from 1942 to 1992. There are drafts of many of her books, reviews of her books and in some instances reviews or articles of interest to her. There is correspondence between the author and her publishers and editors, and subjects she interviewed and wrote about. As well, there is personal correspondence with her parents between the years 1969 and 1991. These letters document both her private life and her literary career. There are also dozens of articles that Robertson published between the years 1965 and 1992. Pertaining to her academic career, there is a large scrapbook that contains pictures, awards, and other information that spans her entire public school career, as well as some postgraduate academic work. There are also two drafts of Robertson's M.A. thesis for English Literature at Columbia University. Besides copies of books that Robertson wrote, there are also several publications that she used in her research.
There is a photograph collection (PC 7) containing over 1000 photographs, and a tape collection (TC 67) that contains 11 audio tapes.