The fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Delgado since 1964. The fonds contains correspondence, personal records, photographs, slides, negatives, video recordings, audio recordings of interviews with Delgado, and files focusing on: projects (shipwreck and historic sites), expeditions, lectures and education, and writing. The fonds also focuses on Delgado’s work with the National Park Service in the US, his work with the Vancouver Maritime Museum and with the Institute for Nautical Archaeology. Records also focus on Delgado’s work on The Sea Hunters television program.
The fonds is divided into eleven series: Correspondence series (Personal correspondence sub-series, Outgoing correspondence sub-series, Incoming correspondence sub-series), Personal records series, Projects series (Miscellaneous projects sub-series, Maritime archaeology sub-series, S.S. Central America sub-series), Expeditions series, Sea Hunters series (Episode files sub-series, Photographs sub-series, Slides sub-series, Video recordings sub-series), Writing series (Books and publications sub-series, Reports sub-series, Correspondence sub-series, Article drafts sub-series, Published articles sub-series, Publicity and reviews sub-series), Newspaper clippings series, Lectures and education series, Audio recordings series, Images series (Photographs sub-series, Titanic images sub-series, Slides sub-series), and Video recordings series.