This section contains material relating to Pontecorvo's personal and family life as well as some records created by his wife, Leni, which were deposited along with his collection:
- Personal correspondence and papers, including letters from students and friends, and correspondence relating to Pontecorvo's 80th birthday celebrations;
- Pontecorvo family guestbook. This guest book was kept in the Pontecorvo household and was signed by friends and colleagues who visited the Pontecorvo's or stayed in their house;
- Household account books, detailing daily purchases. A valuable resource for social historians interested in Glasgow in the 1950s-1960s;
- Leni Pontecorvo's papers including her memoirs, diaries, notebooks and correspondence.