The papers have been organised into nine series. The major ones are: Correspondence, 1971-89:correspondence about Hasluck's writings mainly with publishers, editors and literary agents and occasionally with other writers. The correspondents include Judith Rodriguez, Ian Templeman, Ray Coffey, Richard Walsh, Caroline Hobhouse, Murray Pollinger, Gina Pollinger, Kay Ronai, Frances Kiernan, David Foster, Helen Daniel, Bruce Sims, Brian Dibble, Penguin Books, Judy Barry, Lynn Allen, Peg McColl, Simon Ambrose, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, David Galeg, Rosemary Sorensen, Alison Greenwood, Bruce Bennett, Tom Shapcott, Clayton Joyce, Manning Clark, Rod Moran, Dinny O'Hearn, Robert Manne, Christopher Koch. Manuscripts of books: manuscripts, typescripts and notes relating to "Quarantine", "The hat on the letter O", "The blue guitar","The hand that feeds you", "The Bellarmine jug", "Chinese journey", "Truant state", "Collage", "The country without music", "The Blosseville file", "A grain of truth" and "Our Man K".
Manuscripts of unpublished works: manuscripts and typescripts relating to'A brief ambition'. Book reviews: cuttings and photocopies of reviews of Hasluck's books. Literary Papers: including papers relating to the Australia Council (1980-81), the Australian Society of Authors (1983-92) and PEN (1977-91). Legal Papers: including papers relating to the International Law Association Conference in Madrid (1976) Law and Literature Conference (1991-93) and the Western Australian Opera Legal case (1992). Papers of Sir Paul Hasluck: relating to Paul Hasluck's writings and Nicholas Hasluck's role as editor of his father's work.
Novelist, poet and lawyer. Hasluck has written a number of novels including: The blue guitar (1980), The hand that feeds you (1982), Chinese journey (1985), Truant state (1987), The country without music (1990), The Blosseville File (1992), A Grain of Truth (1994), Our Man K (1999).