The fonds consists of records Telfer created or received during the time that she spent as a teacher at residential schools. The materials donated by Telfer include correspondence, essays, schedules, programmes, ephemera notes and a significant number of photographs. These records are primarily related to the the Morley Residential School, the Coqualeetza Residential School and the Port Alberni Residential School, as well as the Nakoda (Stoney) Nation.
View of one totem pole located in front of St. Michael's Indian Residential School, founded by the Anglican Church in 1929. Alert Bay, B. C. Photo is attributed to Eric J. Cooke Photo Productions, Sidney, B. C. Totem pole depicts a bird standing on top of another creature.
Image depicts two totem poles on the grounds of St. Michael's Indian Residential School in Alert Bay, B. C. The poles include Thunderbirds, Grizzly Bears, and Coopers at the base of each pole. Photo attributed to E. J. Cooke.