The fonds consists of a scrapbook from her student days at Queen's (1001.60), manuscripts, presentation notes and notes on English curriculum development for Ontario. Also includes a CD of photos from the 2001 class reunion.
Series consists of publicity material, an application to the Canada Council for the Arts, and collected family material (1852-1947). Also includes publicity photographs of Mary Alice Downie and John Downie, as well as photos from events and readings.
Subseries consists of manuscripts, reviews, and correspondence related to individual books, articles, and other material created by Mary Alice Downie. Includes material relating to workshops lead by Downie.