Section A: Biographical, 1940-1946: Includes Moon's autobiographical accounts for his Royal Society Personal Record; material assembled by W.E. Burcham relating to his and G.R. Isaak's Biographical Memoir of Moon; documentation of Moon's career and honours including his election as Fellow of the Royal Society and the award of its Hughes medal in 1991.
Section B, University of Birmingham, 1949-1996: Material relating to the Department of Physics and Moon's Deanship of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The bulk of the papers relate to the development of nuclear physics at Birmingham and include material relating to the 40th anniversary of the proton synchrotron, celebrated in 1993, and the 'Birmingham Proton Synchrotron Archive' assembled by W.E.Buchram.
Section C: Research, 1928-1992: Covers Moon's work in a number of areas from the late 1920s to 1990s; documentation of his work on positive ions and neutrons during the 1930s and wartime work on atomic power. This includes research material of M.L.E. Oliphant. Also material relating to Moon's post war work on rotors and molecular beams and to his research with the University of Birmingham synchrotron.
Section D, UK Accelerator Development, 1955-1960: Correspondence and papers relating to Moon's contribution to discussions in 1955 regarding the proposed development of a high energy accelerator at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, and Moon's service on the Working Party of the Physics Committee of the National Institute for Research in Nuclear Science during 1960.
Section E, Drafts, publications and lectures, 1925-1995: A chronological sequence of drafts, 1940-1992, including unpublished wartime work on radio signals; a nearly complete set of Moon's off-prints; manuscript drafts for broadcasts in the 1940s; lectures to the Poynting Physical Society; documentation of Moon's 1975 Rutherford Memorial Lecture and a lecture on J.H. Poynting given during the centenary celebrations of the Department of Physics in 1980.
Section F, Correspondence, 1937-1995: A small series including an extended exchange with M.L.E. Oliphant, 1937-1946. Other correspondence is with D.R. Herschbach, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry 1986, and with W.E. Burcham.