The series includes documents produced or received by Albert Chartier over the course of his activities as a cartoonist and illustrator between 1937 and 2001. It includes correspondence on various topics: the Alisha the Mighty Atom and Traylor Family comic strips; the illustration of a biography of Senator T.D. Bouchard; the search for joke creators; participation in various exhibitions; tributes to the artist; and the use of images of Onesime and Séraphin.
Public figures who corresponded with the artist and are represented in this series include Richard Langlois, Robert LaPalme, Albéric Bourgeois, Jean-Pierre Girerd, Michel Breton, François Walthéry, Claude Raynaud, Gratien Gélinas, Jean Duceppe, Frédéric Back, Jean-Pierre Coallier, Victor-Lévy Beaulieu, Alain Stanké, Pierre Péladeau and Guy Fournier.
The series also includes a few theme-based files: ideas for a children's toy; biographical information about the artist; and proofs for the layout of the 100 Giants comic strip.
The artwork in this series is varied:
original panels for comics like Mr. Blob, Uncle Toby, Traylor Family, Alisha the Mighty Atom, Magloire (English version), Père Magloire (French version) and the Curé du village
character sketches and panels
student works by Albert Chartier
portraits by the artist at Expo 67
original panels and drawings used to design and create Can-Can magazine
war poster sketches
serialized novel illustrations
greeting card drawings
magazine covers, includingr Le Bulletin des agriculteurs, Le Samedi, La Revue and Sais-tu?
exhibition posters and a technical drawing for a small wooden horse
Among other things, the photographs depict a ceremony at which Albert Chartier was awarded an honorary doctorate; a meeting with François Walthéry; a gathering of cartoonists in Montréal North in the 1950s; the artist at work at Expo 67; an unidentified lunch; and the artist giving a television interview on a beach. It also includes four photographs of Chartier as a child, modified by the artist to illustrate a wooden horse design.