The fonds provides information on jazz in Montreal between 1916 and 2007.
The fonds contains the material John Gilmore gathered for his two books. It contains research notes, sound recordings including interviews with musicians and others, photographs, posters, correspondence, and a manuscript of Swinging in Paradise: The Story of Jazz in Montreal.
The fonds is organized in the following series:
P0004/A Research material
P0004/D Lectures and interviews