The archive largely consists of material that was created in the course of the day-to-day administration of The Victoria Institute. The minutes reflect the working structure of the organization and how it has changed over time. The minutes start in 1909 and continue up to 2007, with a gap in the records from 1948 to 1956. The first volume in this archive starts in 1909 and is marked as the second volume, therefore there are minutes prior to 1909 that are also missing. There are nearly 400 minutes for the ordinary general meetings, which discussed submitted papers and news regarding Christianity and science; these meetings appear to stop in 1948. The Council minutes, which span the period from 1926 to 2007 with a gap from 1948 to 1956, document the governance of The Victoria Institute. There were annual general meetings which reviewed the objectives, work, finances, membership and news of the previous year. There are also minutes for editorial and executive committees and special meetings; these appear to have been held on a more ad hoc basis.
The archive also includes important documents and correspondence regarding the Institute's finances, subscriptions and membership. In addition, there is significant material on Robert E.D. Clark, a member of The Victoria Institute and a scientist. The archive contains many of his articles on the subject of science and religion. There is also material from his time as editor of Faith & Thought. One file documents the revisions made to The Victoria Institute's constitution, giving insight into changes to its objectives and its transition to becoming a charity. There is a further file on the development of The Victoria Institute's prize funds and material that gives an overview of The Victoria Institute's activities, such as lectures and symposia.
The archive offers useful insights into the administration and history of The Victoria Institute, and also into the wider development and study of the relationship between Christian teachings and scientific advancement.
Up to the 1930s the majority of the collection is handwritten, and after the 1930s it is mostly typed with handwritten notes appearing on some documents.