Printed quarterly reports, 1875-6, 1879-80, 1887-8; "proposition books" (motions before EC, result of votes), 1886-1914, 1919-40. The style of these volumes changes over time to become minutes of Executive Committee meetings, printed accounts, 1923-35 (incomplete); North of England Glass Bottle Makers' Society reports, 1905-8, 1913-16.
The deposit also includes T. Spencer and D. Lilleyman, Theo. Voelkel (1851-1924) - A life (1997), based on Voelkel's unpublished autobiography. Voelkel was a glass bottle maker in Germany. His trade union activities forced him to leave Germany as a political refugee in 1882. He found work in the glass bottle trade in Castleford and joined the Yorkshire Glass Bottle Makers United Trade Protection Society. He became active in the union, and held several offices, as well as acting as an interpreter in its negotiations with the International Union of Glass Bottle Makers.
The deposit also includes Terry Spencer, Alfred Greenwood (1837-1923), Working Class Hero(privately printed, 2002). Greenwood was Central Secretary of the society for fifty years, 1879-1919