The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, articles, notes, minutes, photographs, scrapbooks and other records relating to Thompson's personal life, his involvement with various organizations, his military career and work in Ethiopia, his political career as MP and national leader of the Social Credit Party of Canada, and his work as an educator.
Note that in addition to these textual records, the RNT Fonds is also comprised of the following:
A large number of artifacts, many of which are on display in the RNT building on the TWU campus
Audio and video cassettes, filed in the database with Coll. 02, the A/V collection; also physically filed with other A/V materials
Scrapbooks containing news clippings and personal memorabilia sorted in chronological order (from 1960 to 1996)
Scrapbooks containing political cartoons clipped from newspapers, sorted in chronological order (1963-1996)
Item is a print photograph of Robert Thompson (far right) standing with six unidentified military officers in front of a wing of an airplane. The photograph came in a plastic sleeve with the following written comment "The beginning of the Ethiopian Air Lines - 1944. US Air Force Transport Exploration Flight. Col. Roberth Thompson on the right."
Item is a print photograph of Hazel Thompson with her children seated holding a flower bouquet with flowers on her lap. Grace stands to the right holding two tomatoes and Alice is seated right also holding two tomatoes. They all wear Pith hats.
Item is a print photograph of Robert and Hazel Thompson with their children, Alice and Grace, posing for the camera. The photograph is mounted in an art deco photographic envelope. The photograph is framed in a silver lined matte with abstract vertical lines on the bottom left corner and a stylized cross on the right side. Written in pen on the bottom right of the photograph reads "Love, Hazel, Bob, Grace & Alice, Sept. 1942."
Item is a print photograph of Hazel and Robert Thompson with two daughters, Alice and Grace, posing for the camera. The photograph is mounted in an art deco photographic envelope. The photograph is framed in a silver lined matte with horizontal stepped lines with a black cone outlined in silver in a gradiated rectangle. There are three of the stylized rectangles on the right corner and then on the left corner of the matte.
Item is a print photograph of the Thompson family. Seated from left to right: Theodore Thompson, Grace Thompson (eldest child of Robert and Hazel), Johanna Thompson (nee Olafson) and Hazel Thompson with Alice. Standing from left to right: unidentified sibling of Robert, unidentified sibling in military uniform of Robert, and Robert Thompson in military uniform.