Fonds consists of personal, professional, and literary papers of Canadian poet and writer, Patrick Lane. While the arrangement differs among the various accessions, in general the records fall into the following series: Correspondence (1941, 1961-1994); Drawings and Sketches (1971-1972, 1977, 1983); Photographs ([194__], 1949, 1951, 1960-1994); Publications By/Featuring Patrick Lane (1966-1994); Publications By/Featuring Others (1967-1991); Audio-Visual Materials (1977-1993, many undated); Writings By Patrick Lane (1963-1994, many undated); Writings By Others (1961, 1971-1994, many undated); Financial Records (1978-1990); Personal Files (1946-1956, 1969-1994); Professional Activities (1977-1994); Professional Associations (1970, 1976-1990); and Red Lane (1962-1964). Of particular note is Lane's extensive correspondence with cultural and educational institutions, colleagues, family and friends, government agencies, media, publishers, and the many writers and poets who sought his advice about their work. Also included are notes, drafts, and manuscripts of the many articles, journals, poems, reviews, short stories, speeches, and radio scripts written by Lane, along with a nearly-complete set of his published works. The fonds also contains sound and video recordings of radio programs, readings, and interviews with Patrick Lane, Lorna Crozier, and other writers, and photographs depicting Lane, Crozier, family, friends, travel subjects, homes, literary events, and scenic shots. Files relating to Lane's professional functions as a writer, editor, and juror include documentation relating to conferences and festivals, workshops, grant applications, radio contracts, appraisals, readings, talks, and writer-in-residence positions. Files pertaining to his work with the League of Canadian Poets and other professional associations with which he was affiliated are also present. Poetry written by Patrick's father, 'Red' Lane, and 'Red''s correspondence with his wife, Elaine, (1962-1964) are also found in this fonds.