The Brian McKenna fonds provides detailed background on a large number of events, issues, and personages of the second half of the twentieth century.
It consists of materials in a variety of formats accumulated by Brian McKenna in the course of research for, and production of, The Fifth Estate films and other projects. It includes research notes and materials for his articles and books, and documents his involvement as the Max Bell Fellowship visiting professor at the University of Regina School of Journalism, as well as his involvement with the Committee for Investigative Journalism. It also provides information on McKenna Purcell Productions Inc.
The fonds contains materials related to most of McKenna's documentaries and film projects, such as research notes and research materials, scripts, manuscripts, galley proofs, raw and final videotapes, transcripts of interviews and court hearings, correspondence, and press clippings.
The fonds is organized into the following series:
P0112/A Personal records and student activities
P0112/C Involvement in the journalistic community
P0112/F Administration and personnel