The archive is made up of two separate but related collections: records of the (central) Accrington Conservative Club and records of the Accrington Division Conservative Association.
Records of the Conservative Association include: (incomplete) general (executive) committee records 1891-1966, plus minutes of several subcommittees including the finance and municipal committees. Records of the Club (ACC/B) include minutes of the Club committee (1882-1890), the municipal Committee (1880-1894), which at these dates appears to have been a responsibility of the Club rather than the Association, and the Entertainments Committee (1922-1927). There is also a visitors book for the Club (ACC/C/1). Other records relate to electoral registration and electioneering, and there is a collection of cuttings books (ACC/D) dating from 1892-1955, which were used for political intelligence purposes, as well as recording notable events in the Association and Club's histories.
The collection also includes various handbooks, souvenirs, photographs, folders relating to the 1886 and 1910 elections, miscellaneous correspondence and leaflets relating to Conservative politics in the local area (ACC/E). The collection is of considerable value for students of political organization and electioneering in Accrington and Lancashire in general.