Fonds consists of these series: I Administration (1919-1978). Includes Orders-in-Council, 1919-1977; patents, 1922-1975; finance; Secretary's correspondence, public relations (1963-1983) including W. A. Lang's history of the Council, 1968. II Charts, maps, photographs (1924-1949). Primarily for the oil sands area. III Council (1919-1983). Includes minutes, 1919-1970; Executive, Board of Directors, Management Committee, 1942-1983; bylaws, 1930; reorganization, 1942; progress reports, 1933-1966; annual report, 2d-23d, 1921-1942. IV Research divisions (1919-1968). Includes records of subcommittees on resources: soil, timber, water, coal, petroleum and natural gas, minerals; applied research: fuels, road materials and highways (mainly oil sands extraction); ceramics; geology (John A. Allan, Alberta Geological Survey, 1921- 1955). V Staff (1921-1982). Includes publications; correspondence; Salary Advisory Committee, 1963-1982. VI Technical Advisory Committee (1928-1978). Includes minutes, 1928- 1977; annual meetings, 1965-1978; progress reports, reports of divisions and report summaries, 1945-1978.