The collection documents the activities of the three groups and the related work of their members.
It includes agendas, minutes of group meetings, correspondence, newspapers and news cuttings, statements and pamphlets along with their drafts, briefing papers, copies of speeches, leaflets, notes, lists of members of the group, advertisements, balance sheets, questionnaires, drawings, compliment slips, mailing lists, invoices, bank statements, timetables, reports, nomination forms, postcards, fax, envelopes. Together, they provide an illustration of the activities of moderate groups and opinion within the Labour party in the late between 1974 and 1984.
Manifesto Group produced a series of statements and pamphlets including:
What We Must Do: A Democratic Socialist Approach To Britain's Crisis(1977); The Wrong Approach: A Critique Of Tory Policy (1978); The Future Of Counter-Inflationary Policy(1979); Priorities Of Labour (1979).