Section A, Biographical, contains family papers mainly relating to the administration of the estate of Fraenkel's parents and material relating to Fraenkel's education and career honours. The section also contains an unpublished autobiography by Gustav Fraenkel, some family photographs, and a sketch book.
Section B, Teaching, documents Fraenkel's academic teaching during his long career and covers the period from 1955 to 2009. It contains lecture notes, tutorials, exercises and solutions, examination papers, and notes arranged in chronological order. It includes material relating to Fraenkel's supervision of postgraduate students.
Section C, Research, contains extensive material relating to Fraenkel's research activities across a wide range of mathematical topics including Highest Wave, Vortex Rings and Water Entry of a Wedge, and covers the period from 1947 to 2017. The material is arranged, as far as possible, according to the structure imposed upon it by Fraenkel.
Section D, Correspondence, is mainly composed of professional correspondence, but also includes a small amount of material relating to family and friends.
Section E, Publications and Writing, is divided into two parts. The first part is a chronological sequence of off-prints, drafts, notes, and working papers relating to Fraenkel's published outputs between 1950 and 2018. The second, smaller part comprises unpublished material.
Section F, Visits, Conferences and Appointment Diaries, contains a chronological sequence of material generated as a result of Fraenkel's attendance at conferences, seminars and workshops between 1957 and 2017. The section also contains Fraenkel's pocket appointment diaries covering the period from 1954 to 2018.
There is also an index of correspondents.