The file consists of memoranda and correspondence regarding the delegation of signing Authority for the Deputy Commissioner, "Orders, Rules and Regulations under the Northwest Territories Ordinances", an undated organizational chart, and a paper on the "Government of Northwest Territories: Financial Structure for the Thirty-First Session of Council."
The file consists of Terms of Reference for the Territorial Division of the Northern Administration Branch, and lists sections, position and classification, duties, liaison - reference and authority, and recommendations for possible decentralization.
The file consists of invitations, itineraries, personal notes and articles written by Stuart Hodgson as member of the NWT Council reflecting on his tour of the Territories (1964); and "Reference for Advice" requests from the Commissioner to members of the Council on labour legislation.
The file contains a study titled, "Economic Development in the Northwest Territories: Recommendations" prepared by W. A. Lewis, November 10, 1965 with correspondence from Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources to Commissioner.
The file consists of correspondence with the Engineering Division regarding forest fire prevention and suppression, and also includes a booklet of the "Presentation of Awards , Canadian Fire Prevention Contest Winners" (Stuart Hodgson accepted award on behalf of the Town of Inuvik).