MS Acc05.197 comprises general correspondence, ca. 1983-2004; correspondence relating to leaving the priesthood, ca. 1997-2001; material and correspondence relating to the ABC, ca. 1988-1993; newspaper cuttings, ca. 1980-2001; appointment diaries for 1992 and 1995; typescripts of broadcasts, ca. 1989-1990; articles for books, ca. 2001; and, brochures for conferences, ca. 1999 (6 cartons).
The Acc07.145 instalment comprises research files for a book on Canberra bushfires; handwritten notes; email correspondence; photographs; press cuttings; transcripts of evidence; transcripts of interviews; conference papers; and, press releases relating to the Victorian bushfires of 1939, Tasmanian fires of 1967, Ash Wednesday fires of 1983 and the Canberra bushfires of 2003 (4 boxes, 1 fol. box).
The Acc11.032 instalment comprises appointment diaries; cassettes of "Tension & creativity in ministry"; correspondence, including printed emails, cards and letters; drafts of presentations; and articles and conference programs (3 boxes).
The Acc11.108 instalment comprises correspondence, including handwritten and typed letters, postcards, and printed emails; conference programs; media releases relating to politics; workshop notes; and, drafts of articles (4 boxes).
The Acc13.174 instalment primarily consists of correspondence regarding Paul Collins' books and programs such as Catholics for Ministry, as well as personal correspondence. Also included in the collection are annotated excerpts of drafts for some of his books and annual church diaries from the 1990s and 2000s (5 boxes).