The fonds consists of Eric Nicol's business correspondence, drafts (handwritten notebooks and typescripts) for various writings, finished scripts for plays and shows, drafts and newspaper clippings of his columns, reference materials, reviews of his work, printed materials featuring his articles, photographs of Eric Nicol, and subject files. The fonds also contains a file of his correspondence with The Vancouver Sun, which was kept by the Sun and later given to Nicol. His writings are categorized into radio scripts, television scripts, stage scripts, books, articles, short stories and other writings. Drafts and related materials of each category comprise a series.
A second accession was added in 2007, and described in 2008 which consists mainly of manuscripts for books, short stories, articles, stage plays and radio plays which were written by Nicol but never published. It also includes some early drafts of books that were eventually published. The accession also includes Nicol's business correspondence from 1971 to 1978.