The series consists of records created by Professor Wise as he participated in various associations, societies, and boards. The bulk of the series pertains to his involvement in The Canadian Historical Association (CHA), the Ontario Historical Society (OHA), Archeological and Historic Sites Board, and the Social Sciences Research Council of Canada. This series also documents Sydney Wise's induction into the Order of Canada (1989-1990).
Sydney Wise has been involved in various societies, boards, and associations throughout his career. His participation in such groups varied from general membership, to executive, vice president, president, chair, or council member.