The fonds contains microfilm copies of Tweedsmuir histories from Women's Institutes in Waterloo Region. Women's Institutes across the province, encouraged by Lord and Lady Tweedsmuir, collected historical information about the area and communities in their district. These compilations take the form of scrapbooks, often with many photographs of buildings, farms, and people. Community histories, school section and church histories, farm histories and biographical information are some of the types of material found in Tweedsmuir Histories. The starting date and content varies with each Institute.