Bishopsgate Institute’s Special Collections and Archives hold possibly the most substantial collection documenting the history and activities of the co-operative movement in London, Essex and the South East.

We offer a wide range of books, pamphlets, reports and journals exploring the history and activities of the movement in the Co-operative Movement Collection. We hold archives of individual activists such as Robert Marshall and Caroline Ganley. You’ll also find original material produced by a wide variety of organisations, such as the London Co-operative Society, the Co-operative Party, the International Co-operative Alliance and Women's Co-operative Guild.

Collections

  1. Walker, Christine

    fl.1950-2017

  2. London Co-operative Society

    Formed in 1920

  3. Marshall, Robert Leckie

    1913-2008

  4. King, Sue

    1948-2016

  5. Women's Co-operative Guild

    Formed in 1883

  6. Derrick, Paul

    1916-1996

  7. Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society

    Formed in 1847

  8. Dutch, George Frederick

    b.1894

  9. Ganley, Caroline Selena

    1879-1966

  10. Co-operative Movement Library