The material is presented in the order given below.
Section A, Biographical, contains a very small amount of material relating to various aspects of Freedman’s professional career.
Section B, Research, is the largest section in the catalogue and constitutes a fairly comprehensive representation of Freedman’s scientific work. A series of titled folders containing a selection of research notes on a variety of topics, ranging from acoustic array investigations and bi-static scattering to lamb modes and transducer theory, documents Freedman’s professional and private research interests from 1949 to 1996. Some material relating to Freedman’s research work for papers submitted to scientific journals appears in this section. Plots and computer printout relating to Freedman’s work during the 1980s on programmes for acoustic modelling is also presented here.
Section C, Publications, mainly comprises a chronological sequence of Freedman’s published scientific papers, 1948-1996. It contains working papers and drafts as well as a small amount of correspondence with publishers. Material relating to Freedman’s unfinished and unpublished books is also presented here.
Section D, Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment (AUWE), contains material from between 1944 and 1994 relating to Freedman's period of employment by the organisation. It comprises a series of formal AUWE reports authored by Freedman with associated working papers and drafts, a selection of lecture notes relating to courses attended at the South Dorset Technical College, Weymouth and a small amount of administrative correspondence.
Section E, Visits and conferences, is composed of correspondence and papers relating to conferences and meetings attended by Freedman between 1956 and 1983. Freedman contributed a talk or discussion paper to some of these conferences, most of which took place in the UK. The section also includes material concerning several events in the USA attended by Freedman during his time as an exchange scientist based in San Diego, California.
Section F, Societies and organisations, contains a small amount of material relating to nine scientific and academic bodies, including the Council for National Academic Awards, the Acoustical Society of America and the Leverhulme Trust, with which Freedman was connected. It includes correspondence and papers documenting research projects undertaken by Freedman in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics, University of Dundee.
Section G, Correspondence, comprises material covering the period 1949 to 2001 and documents a range of work and research-related topics. It includes correspondence relating to proposed study visits within the UK and abroad and to Freedman’s collaborative work with staff at the University of Salford on the design and development of computer programmes for acoustic modelling.
There is also an index of correspondents.