About this Archive
The Co-operative Movement collection at Bishopsgate Library includes pamphlets, journals and monographs relating to all aspects of Co-operation in Great Britain from c.1830–1980s. It includes histories of various regional co-operative societies, plus reports and speeches from the annual Co-operative Congress from 1869 to 1990, publications produced for the education of Society members, rule books and a great variety of advertising leaflets.
Scope and content
The collection includes material relating to the following organisations:
- Co-operative Party
- Co-operative Retail Services Ltd.
- Co-operative Union
- Co-operative Wholesale Society
- Co-operative Youth Movement
- International Co-operative Alliance
- London Co-operative Society
- Women’s Co-operative Guild
- Woodcraft Folk
A long run of Co-operative News is held as well as Co-operative Home Magazine and Annual Reports from over 40 co-operative societies. For enquiries relating to London Co-operative Society members' shares call the Co-operative Group's helpline: 0845 090 1456.
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