Fonds consists of approximately 20,000 negatives documenting events and people in Kingston and district during the period from the late 1940's to the early 1960's. The fonds has very large sections devoted to Queen's University, Canadian Industries Limited, Fort Henry, and military establishments in Kingston. Also many significant national and international new events are covered.
Subseries consists of photographs taken by George Lilley during the most active phase of his career. Includes images of the Kingston area, images taken for news assignments, and commercial photographs.