The most significant part of the Collection is the material relating to Gustave Porges and the First World War. These papers are mainly concerned with his official duties as Quartermaster, 1917-1921, and include a small quantity of war memorabilia, 1913-1919. Many of the documents deal directly with issues of stores and subsistence markets, but some more general correspondence about current conditions and the war is also present. Post-war material is in the form of memorabilia, for example recording exceptional public service in New York.
William Waldo Porges' papers, 1929-1932, consist solely of routine administrative papers relating to his position as a solicitor in London.
The papers of Alice Porges of New York include a letter of condolence from John Pershing on the death of her husband Gustave. The remainder comprises invitations to charity events, and acknowledgements for her gifts and donations made during the Second World War.
There are also a number of newspaper cuttings, 1914-19 and 1925-38, relating to events with which Gustave Porges was associated. Photographs of Porges and other officers, 1917-1934 are present.
Finally, there is a section of miscellaneous material relating to British records and ephemera of the Second World War. This includes petrol ration forms, information sheets, and the music and lyrics to '(We're Gonna Hang Out) The Washing on the Siegfried Line'.