The papers relate to Bennett's political, industrial and personal life. Comprising: General correspondence, 1951-1957.
Official and Political Papers: relating to the Emergency Service Organisation, 1940-1945; the Automatic Gun Board, 1941-1944; the Ministry of Production Sub-Committee on Scientific and Optical Instruments, 1939-1944; papers relating to General Elections, 1945-1951; texts of official speeches by Bennett, 195?-1956; printed and other material relating to attendance at official ceremonies, 1945-196l; news cuttings relating to business and political interests, 1940-1955; photographs, 1940s-1950s.
Personal Papers of Lord and Lady Bennett: including Christmas cards, 1937-1956; correspondence, 1948-1955; miscellaneous papers relating to Lady Bennett, 1958-1969.
Papers of Runa Johnson, Bennett's personal assistant in 1980: Biographical memoirs of Bennett; correspondence and other papers (most of the correspondence post-dates the death of Peter Bennett, 1958-1984.
Miscellaneous Papers: Relating to the history of Joseph Lucas Ltd, 1939-1978; miscellaneous correspondence, 1959-1965; photographs; artifacts.