The fonds consists of ten series: Biographical; Correspondence; Literary Career; Manitoba Energy and Mines; Organizations; Academic Career; Miscellaneous; Original Letters; and Photographs and Audio Tapes
Correspondence is separated into two sub-series: Professional and Personal. The professional correspondence generally deals with the publication of McCracken's work, job applications, and grant information. There are also letters from several notable people including: Margaret Laurence, Eric Wilson, Timothy Findley, Peter C. Newman, Brian Mulroney, and David Suzuki. The personal correspondence includes letters from her father, brother and mother, and her friends: Sarah Yates-Howorth, David, Heather Robertson (see MSS 77), Joy Tataryn, and Myfwany Philips. As well, there is extensive correspondence with poet Coney Burns during the 1970s and 1980s, including samples of his poetry.
The Literary Career series is divided into research, drafts, and published materials. There are newspaper clippings and book reviews regarding her literary work. As well, there is a small section of published work by other authors.
The Manitoba Energy and Mines series includes performance appraisals from 1986 and 1988, as well as speeches and other material that she produced during her years there.
The Organizations series includes records from The Writers' Union of Canada, Re:Visions, St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Centre, the Payment for Public Use/Book Committee, The Status of Women Writers Committee, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Manitoba Writers' Guild, Women and Words, the Manitoba Film Board, and The Canada Council.
The Academic Career series includes a University of Manitoba transcript, English notes from Red River Community College, and material from Writers Who Teach Writing Roundtable 1997, and Artists in the School 1997.
The Miscellaneous series includes ephemera from 1969, including tickets to see the newly formed band, Led Zeppelin, as well as a receipt from a John Lennon/Yoko Ono concert in Toronto. There are also several folders of personal writings that include information on love, pregnancy, adoption, unemployment, and her college course, as well as other notes. These personal writings are considered confidential.
The Photograph Collection (PC 147) consists of 69 photographs, and the Audio Collection (TC 93) consists of 18 audio tapes and 1 record.