The archive holds original manuscripts, research papers, publicity material and correspondence relating to Grey's publications, magazine journalism, television and radio productions. Audio tapes and videorecordings of some programmes are included, slides and photographs of his Far East trip in 1988, personal and press photographs, and numerous press-cuttings.
The series AG/HOS covers the taking of Grey as a hostage in Peking. It contains press-cuttings; memorabilia; correspondence of the British public, Reuters, and officials with Agnes Grey (Anthony's mother) who along with Shirley McGuinn campaigned tirelessly for his release; a transcript of Grey's diary; material relating to his release and homecoming; and audio-tapes and scripts relating to interviews. AG/LIT/3 covers Grey's book Hostage in Peking; and AG/PHO/4-5 contains photographs relating to this period.
Professional and business papers (AG/PRO) include correspondence with literary agents, and papers of Grey's two companies founded in the 1970s: James Murray Literary Enterprises Ltd, and LA Fun Ltd. The Norwich based company which Grey currently runs is Tagman Press, (papers of which are not yet included).
Grey's friendship with Alfred Bosshardt is documented in Series AG/AB. The novel Peking was based on the experiences of Alfred Bosshardt, a Western missionary on the Long March. Correspondence with Bosshardt and papers relating to the Manchester Chinese Missionary Church are included.
A supplementary addition to the collection, AG/RT was made in July 2003 with the deposit of personal and business papers of Ronald M. Titcombe. Included are papers relating to matters concerning Harold Holt, former Prime Minister of Australia, and Grey's 1983 publication The Prime Minister was a Spy. This series remains under embargo.