Fonds consists of correspondence, constituency records, personal records, Ontario Liberal Party records, speeches and photographs created and accumulated by Dalton McGuinty in various professional capacities and in his personal life. Records were created and accumulated by McGuinty in his roles as MPP for Ottawa South, leader of the Official Opposition party in the Ontario Legislature, leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, and as a private citizen.
Fonds includes correspondence created by McGuinty as leader of the Official Opposition and as an MPP for Ottawa South, as well as personal correspondence between Dalton McGuinty and friends, colleagues, supporters and others, such as David Suzuki, Lincoln Alexander, Peter Munk, Jack Layton and Ken Shaw. Correspondence covers topics such as: concerns of constituents, Ontario Liberal Party positions, birthday greetings, letters of thanks, congratulation, condolence and sympathy, and responses to letters congratulating McGuinty on 20 years of public service.
Fonds also includes annotated remarks given by McGuinty in his role as leader of the Ontario Liberal Party to guests at Ontario Liberal Party fundraisers and events, and surveys and questionnaires created by party stakeholders and sent to Dalton McGuinty in his role as leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.
Photographs in the fonds consist of personal copies of photographs of Dalton McGuinty accumulated by him during his career. Photographs depict McGuinty with individuals, groups, visiting dignitaries and celebrities, as well as in studio portraits.
Electronic records in the fonds consist of a media guide to the 1999 Ontario Liberal Party campaign. They include textual records detailing the various candidates, as well as photographs of each candidate and Ontario Liberal Party branding.