The fonds consists of James Gladstone's personal papers: family correspondence (1944-1970), diaries (1952-1967), certificates, recorded interview, programs, etc.; his senatorial papers: correspondence, invitations, speeches, etc.; records of organizations in which he was active; Nora Gladstone's family correspondence (1937-1945) and scrapbook; Janie Gladstone's diaries (1937-1945), invitations, and scrapbooks; Pauline Dempsey's scrapbooks; and Hugh Dempsey's notes for his biography of James Gladstone. Includes Indian Association of Alberta minutes (1946, 1950-1955, 1957-1971) and correspondence (1947-1970); minutes (1944-1957) and membership lists of the IAA, Blood local; and albums of postcards exchanged in the Gladstone family.
Records related to the following subjects are also in this fonds. See inventory for details: All American Indian Days (Sheridan, Wyoming), Archaeological Society of Alberta, Ed Bellerose, Chief Sam Bird, Blackfoot Indian Agency, Blood Indian Agency, Blood Indian Hospital (Cardston), W. Russell Brown, Calgary Indian Friendship Centre, Canadian Club, Canadian Indian Youth Council, Harold Cardinal, Charles Camsell Hospital, Jean Chretien, Chief Ben E. Christmas, Chief David Crowchild, John Diefenbaker, Edmonton Canadian Native Friendship Centre, Erminskin Indian School (Hobbema), Federation of Saskatchewan Indians, Friends of the Indians Society, Ruth Gorman, Deane R. Gundlock, Alvin Hamilton, Historical Society of Alberta, Kahn-Tineta Horn, Indian and Eskimo Association, Kainai Chieftainship, Kainai Cooperative Enterprises, Lawrence E. Kindt, Arthur Laing, Judy Lamarsh, John Laurie, Chief Clarence McHugh, George Manuel, Chief James Montour, Moral Re-Armament, National Indian Council of Canada, Native Brotherhood of British Columbia, Erik Nielsen, North American Indian Brotherhood, J. Percy Page, Chief Dan Paul, Lester B. Pearson, Queen Victoria Treaty Protective Association, Robert L. Stanfield, Ralph Steinhauer, Eneis J. Swite, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Walpole Island reserve, Whitefish Bay reserve, Charlotte Whitton, W.I.C. Wuttunee, and Chief William Wysote.