The fonds consists of administrative, production and play development records. Workshop West organized and labeled the records into their own series and categories before donating their files to the University of Alberta Archives. The fonds consists of these series: I Administration (1978-1995). Series consists of board minutes, committee communications, financial information, correspondence, company histories and other materials related to the day-to-day operations of Workshop West. II Development (1979-1994) Consists of playwrights' correspondence, subscription information, press releases, playwriting circles, and other materials related to Workshop West's development as a theatre. III Financial Records (1978-1994) Series contains financial statements, correspondence, operating grants, cultural grants and other materials relating to the financial operations of Workshop West. IV Fundraising (1979-1995). Consists of correspondence, company files, donor lists, benefit information and other materials related to Workshop West corporate and private fundraising. V Production Records (1978-1995). Series consists of production files, programmes, scripts (produced), scripts (not produced) and other materials related to Workshop West productions. VI Publicity (1978-1994). Consists of publicity files for Workshop West productions, advertising budgets, correspondence and other materials related to the promotion of Workshop West productions. VII Subscription (1978-1990). Series consists of materials related to building Workshop West's subscription base. VIII Miscellaneous (1981-1994). Includes folders on Theatre Space Research, the Gerry Potter collection consisting of his notes and desk diaries from 1981-1994, and other materials. IX Contracts (1978-1994). Series consists of contracts related to Workshop West productions as well as workshops, playwriting circles, and play readings. Also includes administration contracts. X Posters (1979-1994) Consists of posters related to Workshop West productions. XI Set Design Layouts (1989-1995) Series consists of floor plans, theatre plans, lighting plots and other materials related to the Workshop West's stage design.