Material relating to RAP Ltd.
RAP Ltd (Rochdale Alternative Press)
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- ReferenceGB 1499 RAP
- Dates of Creationc.1990
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 folder
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
RAP Ltd, the workers co-operative, grew out of a decision in 1973 by those involved in publishing RAP (Rochdale's Alternative Paper). They felt it necessary to control the means of their own production to ensure both financial survival and independence. The co-operative printed and published newspapers, magazines, books, and pamphlets with labour movement sympathies.
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In October 2017, the National Co-operative Archive published a call-out for historic materials within the wider worker co-op community for Working Together , an Heritage Lottery Funded project seeking to record and preserve the heritage of the worker co-operative moment. This material was deposited in response to this call out.