The collection primarily consists of material relating the work and research of the academic Joy Guy; including research notes, handwritten drafts of articles, preparations for academic talks, papers, seminars and conferences, and copies of her publications.
A good proportion of the material relates to Guy’s work in the field of social work, detailing in particular the challenges faced by Christians, both in social work and academia. There are also numerous academic articles on related subjects, and copies of journals containing articles by Guy.
The collection also includes an extensive number of Guy’s notes on bible studies, her preparations for study meetings at local worship groups, printed material from Christian events, and occasional correspondence relating to her work.
The items are arranged in folders; some of which are organised on a specific theme, and some with no clear structure.