The fonds consists of documents providing an intimate insight of the efforts and struggles of the Gleiman's family members during various major historical events that took place in Europe (Slovakia, Austria, Italy, etc.) and depicting events such as deportation, living in a war camp, emigrating to a foreign and adjusting to a new lifestyle and customs. It contains eleven diaries written by Jan Gleiman (1893-1983) and his son Lubomir Gleiman (1923-2006)'s memoirs.
This series consists of documents relating to Ján Gleiman's thought and feelings, views on his readings, mostly philosophical and political works and the everyday life of the Gleiman family from the day they fled Czechoslovakia until their arrival in Halifax, Nova Scotia and provide insights into Ján Gleiman and his family's integration into Canadian society. It contains eleven diaries, loose notes on French, English and Slovak vocabulary and an address book.