Periodical Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Bound paper periodicals.

Administrative / Biographical History

The periodicals of the co-operative movement contain information on the development of co-operative ideas with in the labour movement. Many of them are an invaluable research tool providing articles on subjects as varied as interior design to the plight of child labourers. The periodicals are national and international, in subject and publishing.

The collection also includes a complete run of The Co-operative News, the newspaper of the co-operative movement. This publication contains articles on current affairs, developments in the co-operative movement (both national and international) and events within societies. Other titles reflect the wealth of research on the co-operative movement, such as the still published Journal for Co-operative Studies.

The wider labour movement and the development thereof is covered in titles such as The Clarion. Also included in the collection are titles published by prominant individuals in the labour and co-operative movement, such as Robert Owen's Journal. Through these one can see what issues concerned indivduals and their inner circle. Groups associated with the co-operative and labour movements were also prolific publishers for example, the Christian Socialist's published journals covering a wide range of topics.

The publications high light issues and debates that were of import at the time of publication and aid the researcher to see trends and developments.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Conditions Governing Access

Co-operative Archive Co-operative College Holyoake House Hanover Street Manchester M60 0AS

Open, although some items are delicate and therefore access may be restricted on preservation grounds.

The Archive is open by appointment Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.

Telephone, 0161 246 2925

Fax, 0161 246 2946

Email, archive@co-op.ac.uk

Other Finding Aids

Alphabetical listing:Arranged in Alphabetical Order of Title

  • Agenda: a magazine for members of Co-operative committees, Vol 1 No 1 June 1953 - Vol XV No 3 Dec 1967 (Complete run)
  • Anti-Vaccinator, Jan 1871 - No 33, Dec 1871.Previously called The Co-operator, No 1 June 1860 - Dec 1870
  • The Art Journal,1 Jan 1852 - Dec 1852
  • Bolton Co-operative Record, Vol I No 1 Dec 1889 - Vol II No 12 Dec 1891, Vol IV No 1 1893 - Vol XL No 12 Dec 1929. Renamed Bolton Co-operative Record & Wheatsheaf, Jan - Dec 1936
  • The Brighton Co-operator (Edited by Dr. William King), No 1 1 May 1828 - No 28 1 Aug 1830
  • The Bulletin: a quarterly journal for Co-operative educationalists, No 2-3 1946, No 1-3 1947, No 1 1948-No 3 1953, No 1 1954-No 3 1962, No 1 1963, No 3 1963-No 2 1964, No 4 1964-No 2 1968
  • Bulletin of the Co-operative Reference Library, Plunkett House, Dublin, No 1 July 1914 - No 12 June 1915
  • Christian Socialist: a journal for workers and thinkers, No 1 June 1883 - No 12 1884, Vol 3 No 1 June 1885 - Vol 9 No 103 Dec 1891
  • Christian Socialist: a journal of association,Vol 11 No 36 5 July 1851 - Vol 11 No 61 27 Dec 1851
  • Church Examiner & Ecclesiastical Record, Vol I No 1, 19 May 1832 - Vol I No 21, 1 Dec 1832. Previously called A Slap at the Church, No 1 21 Jan 1832 - No 17 12 May 1832
  • The Clarion, Summer 1892, Christmas 1892, Summer 1893
  • Clarion Pamphlets, No 21 1898 - No 47 1908
  • Cobbett's Political Register, Vol IX Jan-June 1806, Vol XIII Jan-June 1808, Vol XV Jan-June 1809
  • Cobbett's Two-penny Trash; or politics for the poor, Vol I July 1830 - June 1831
  • Cobbett's Weekly Register, Vol 62 No 11 9 June 1827 - Vol 71 No 2 8 Jan 1831
  • The Common Good, Vol I No 1 9 Oct 1880 - Vol I No 20 19 Feb 1881
  • Comrade: magazine of the British Federation of Young Co-operators, Vol 3 No 9 Mar 1945 - Vol 8 No 11 June 1950 (Incomplete).Renamed Young Co-operator, Vol 9 No 1 July 1950 - Vol 17 No 11 Feb 1959
  • Co-op Consumers, Oct 1979 – 1980. Previously called International Co-operative Alliance Consumer Affairs Bulletin, 1962 - 1979
  • Co-operative College Papers, No 1 Mar 1954 - No 17 Feb 1977
  • Co-operative Commercial Circular, No 2 1 Dec 1853 - No 12 1 Oct 1854, No 14 1 Dec 1854 - No 15 1 Jan 1855, No 17 1 Mar 1855. With supplements
  • Co-operative Consumer, Vol XXVI No 1 Sep 1955 - Vol 28 No 2 Dec 1957, Vol 29 No 11 Nov 1958, Vol 30 No 7 Oct 1960, Vol 31 No 1 Jan 1961 - Vol 37 No 12 Dec 1967. Previously called Co-operative Guildman, Vol 1 Mar 1925 - Mar 1926, Vol IV Jan 1931 - Dec 1931. Renamed Guildman, Vol XIX No 4 Apr 1946 - Vol XXV No 6 June/July 1954 (Incomplete)
  • Co-operative Education Bulletin, No 1 Dec 1948 - No 45 Dec 1960
  • Co-operative Educator, Vol I No 1 Jan 1917 - Vol XXIII No 1 Jan 1939
  • Co-operative Gazette, Vol 1 No 1 1 Jan 1946 -date (called Information & Advisory Service from 1955-1959). Previously called Co-operative Union War Emergency Circular, No 1 7 Sep 1939 - No 1184 28 Dec 1945
  • Co-operative Guildman, Vol 1 Mar 1925 - Mar 1926, Vol III Mar 1928 - Dec 1930, Vol IV Jan 1931 - Dec 1931. Renamed Guildman, Vol XIX No 4 Apr 1946 - Vol XXV No 6 June/July 1954 (Incomplete). Renamed Co-operative consumer, Vol XXVI No 1 Sep 1955 - Vol 28 No 2 Dec 1957, Vol 29 No 11 Nov 1958, Vol 30 No 7 Oct 1960, Vol 31 No 1 Jan 1961 - Vol 37 No 12 Dec 1967
  • Co-operative Home Magazine, Jan 1953 - Dec 1953, Jan 1957 - Dec 1958. Renamed Home Magazine, Jan 1959 - Sep 1964. Renamed Good Shopping,Dec 1964 - Dec 1966
  • Co-operative Magazine & Monthly Herald: of the new system of social arrangements founded on the principles of mutual co-operation & equal distribution, No 1 Jan 1826 - Vol III No IV Apr 1828
  • Co-operative News, Vol I No 1 2 Sep 1871 to date
  • Co-operative Official, Vol 1 1919 - Vol 49 1968
  • Co-operative Party Monthly Letter, Vol 5 Apr 1948 - July/Aug 1965
  • Co-operative Productive Federation Yearbook,1897,1899. Renamed Co-operators' Year Book,1910-1921, 1923-1927, 1929-1932, 1934-1960
  • Co-operative Productive Review, Vol X No 6 Feb 1935 - Vol XIX No 11 Dec 1944, Vol XXI Jan 1946 - Vol 35 Apr 1960
  • Co-operative Review, Vol 1 No 1 Aug 1926 - No 32 1987 (Complete run)
  • Co-operative Union Member Education Bulletin,No 1 Oct 1968 to date
  • Co-operative Union News Service, 1923 - Dec 1951
  • Co-operative Union Quarterly Review, Vol 1 No 1 Mar 1914 - Vol 6 No 23 Oct 1919
  • Co-operative Union War Emergency Circular,No 1 7 Sep 1939 - No 1184 28 Dec 1945. Renamed Co-operative Gazette, Vol 1 No 1 1 Jan 1946 to date (called Information & Advisory Service from 1955 - 1959)
  • Co-operative Youth: the organ of the British Federation of Co-operative Youth, Vol I Oct 1930 - Vol III No 35 Sep 1933
  • Co-operative Youth Leader, No 1 Oct 1946 - No 43 Sep 1967. Previously called The Helper, No 13 Jan 1946 - No 21 Sep 1946
  • The Co-operator, No 1 June 1860 - Dec 1870.Renamed The Anti-Vaccinator Jan 1871 - 2 Dec 1871
  • Co-operators' Year Book, 1900-1908, 1910-1921, 1923-1960. Previously called Co-operative Productive Federation Yearbook, 1897, 1899
  • Cosmopolite: Richard Carlile, Vol I No 1 20 Apr 1833 - Vol I No 32 23 Nov 1833
  • The Crisis, Vol I No 1 14 Apr 1832 - Vol IV No 20 23 Aug 1834
  • Democratic Review, Vol I No 1 June 1849 - May 1850, Vol II June - Sep 1850
  • The Derby Co-operative Record, No 725 Jan 1937 - No 748 Dec 1938, No 773 Jan 1941 - No 784 Dec 1941, No 797 Jan 1943 - No 808 Dec 1943
  • Diplomatic Review, Vol XIX No 1 Jan 1971 - Vol XXI No 4 Oct 1873
  • Eccles Co-operative Record, Vol XVI No 181 Feb 1911 - Vol XVI No 192 Jan 1912, Vol XXI No 241 Feb 1916 - Vol XXI No 252 Jan 1917, Vol XXXVIII No 445 Feb 1933 - Vol XXXVIII No 456 Jan 1934, Vol XLV No 529 Feb 1940 - Vol XLV No 540 Jan 1941, Vol XLVIII No 565 Feb 1943 - Vol XLIX No 588 Jan 1945, Vol LI No 601 Feb 1946 - Vol LII No 621 Nov 1947
  • The Economist: a periodical paper explanatory of the new system of society projected by Robert Owen esq and of a plan of association for improving the condition of the working classes during their continuance at their present employments, Vol 1 No 1, 27 Jan 1821 - No 26 21 July 1821
  • The Economist: weekly commercial times, bankers' gazette & railway monitor, Vol XLVI 1888, Vol XLVII 1889
  • L'Emancipation: a French workers' paper dealing with economic, social & political matters, Vol 27 No 1 Jan 1913 - Vol 27 No 11 Nov 1913
  • The Examiner, the Ballot, No 1336 8 Sep 1833 - No 1357 2 Feb 1834
  • The Extractor; or universal repertorium of literature, science and the arts, Nov 1828 - Feb 1829
  • Failsworth Industrial Co-operative Society Monthly Messenger, No 1 Sep 1891 - No 750 Mar 1954. Followed by local edition of Co-operative Home Magazine, Mar 1954 - Dec 1958. Renamed Home Magazine, Jan 1959 - Dec 1961
  • Good Shopping, Dec 1964 - Dec 1966. Previously called Co-operative Home Magazine, Jan 1953 - Dec 1953, Jan 1957 - Dec 1958. Renamed Home Magazine, Jan 1959 - Sep 1964
  • Guildman, Vol XIX No 4 Apr 1946 - Vol XXV No 6 June/July 1954 (Incomplete). Previously called Co-operative Guildman, Vol 1 Mar 1925 - Mar 1926, Vol IV Jan 1931 - Dec 1931. Renamed Co-operative Consumer, Vol XXVI No 1 Sep 1955 - Vol 28 No 2 Dec 1957, Vol 29 No 11 Nov 1958, Vol 30 No 7 Oct 1960, Vol 31 No 1 Jan 1961 - Vol 37 No 12 Dec 1967
  • The Helper, No 13 Jan 1946 - No 21 Sep 1946. Renamed Co-operative Youth Leader, No 1 Oct 1946 - No 43 Sep 1967
  • Herald of Co-operation & Organ of the Redemption Society, No 1 Jan 1847 - No 19 July 1848
  • Herald of the Rights of Industry,No 1 8 Feb 1834 - No 16 24 May 1834
  • Herald to the Trades' Advocate & Co-operative Journal, No 2 2 Oct 1830 - No 36 28 May 1831
  • Home Magazine, Jan 1959 - Sep 1964. Previously Co-operative Home Magazine, Jan 1953 - Dec 1953, Jan 1957 - Dec 1958. Renamed Good Shopping, Dec 1964 - Dec 1966
  • Industrial Partnerships' Record: A monthly paper of facts & notes in connection with the partnerships of industry, Mar 1867 - Feb 1868
  • International Co-operative Alliance Agricultural Co-operative Bulletin,1959 - 1982
  • International Co-operative Alliance Consumer Affairs Bulletin, 1962 - 1979. Renamed Co-operative Consumers, Oct 1979 - 1980
  • International Co-operative Alliance Co-operative & Economic News Service, No 1 Jan 1947 - No 12 Dec 1959
  • International Co-operative Alliance Co-operative News Service,1947 - 1979
  • International Co-operative Alliance International Co-operative Bulletin, Vol 2 No 1 9 Jan 1909 - Vol 20 No 12 Dec 1927. Renamed ICA Review of International Co-operation, Vol 21 No 1 Jan 1928 to date
  • International Co-operative Alliance Regional Bulletin, No 26 1969 - Vol 26 No 1/2 Jan/Apr 1986 (Incomplete)
  • International Co-operative Alliance S E Asia Documentation Bulletin, Vol 5 No 3/4 Oct 1970/Jan 1971 - Vol 8 No 4 Dec 1973, Vol XI No 2 Sep 1976 - Vol XI No 3 Dec 1976, Vol XII No 1 June 1977 - Vol XII No 2/3 Sep/Dec 1977, Vol XIII No 1 June 1978 - Vol XV No 3/4 Mar 1981
  • International Journal of Co-operative Development, Vol 1 No 1 1965 - Vol 5 No 2 1972
  • International Woman Co-operator, Vol 2 No 3,= May 1946 - Vol 16 No 2,= Mar 1960 (Incomplete)
  • The Irish Homestead, Vol IV No 151 22 Jan 1898 - Vol IV No 195 26 Nov 1898, Vol XXIV No 1 6 Jan 1917 - No 52 29 Dec 1917
  • Journal of Association: conducted by several of the promoters of the London working men's associations,No 19 3 May 1852 - No 23 31 May 1852
  • Journal of Co-operative Studies, No 54 Aug 1985 to date. Previously called Society for Co-operative Studies, Bulletin No 1 June 1967 - No 53 Apr 1985
  • Labour Gazette: the journal of the Department of Labour, Dominion of Canada, Vol III July 1902 - June 1903
  • Labour Monthly: a journal of international labour,Vol I No 1 July 1921 - Vol II No 12 Dec 1929
  • Labourer; a monthly magazine of politics, literature, poetry & c, 1847
  • Labourer's Friend Magazine for disseminating information on the advantages of allotments of land to the labouring classes, to loan funds and on other means of improving their condition,Jan 1840 - Dec 1840
  • Lancashire Co-operator,No 1 11 June 1831 - No 6 20 Aug 1831
  • The Lancashire & Yorkshire Co-operator,No 1 3 Sep 1831 - No 9 Oct 1832. New Series No 1, Mar 1832 - Oct 1832
  • Leeds Co-operative Record, No 229 Jan 1897 - No 252 Dec 1898, souvenir issues for Aug 1917, July 1937 and Sep 1947
  • London Investigator: a monthly journal of secularism, Vol III No 25 Apr 1856 - No 81 1 Aug 1859
  • Magazine of Useful Knowledge & Co-operative Miscellany,No 1 1 Oct 1830, No 2 15 Oct 1830, No 3 30 Oct 1830
  • Manchester & Salford Equitable Society Monthly Herald, 1896 - 1908, 1910 - 1913, 1917, 1919-Nov 1960 (Jan 1958, Oct 1958, Mar 1959, May 1959 & Dec 1959 issues missing)
  • Maxwell's Talisman: a journal for the worker, the irrigator and the homemaker; devoted to the organization of a twentieth century crusade to conquest arid America from the desert, and solve social problems by education, co-operation, irrigation, and homes on the land, and aid the great movement for the human uplift which now stirs the world, Vol 3 No 7 Feb 1904 - Vol 3 No 8 Mar 1904, Vol 3 No 11, June 1904 - Vol 4 No 2 Sep 1904, Vol 4 No 4 Nov 1904 - Vol 4 No 5 Dec 1904, Vol 4 No 7 Feb 1905 - Vol 6 No 2 Apr 1906, Vol 6 No 5 July 1906 - Vol 7 No 3 Mar 1907, Vol 9 No 6 June 1907, Vol 8 No 2 Aug 1907, Vol 9 No 1 Jan 1908 - Vol 9 No 3 Mar 1908, Vol 9 No 5 May 1908, Vol 10 No 1 July 1908 – Vol 10 No 6 Dec 1908
  • Millgate Monthly, Vol 1 No 1 Oct 1905 - Vol XXIII No 276 Sep 1928. Renamed The Millgate, Vol XXIV No 277 Oct 1928 - Vol XXIX No 342 Mar 1934, Vol XXX No 349 Oct 1934 - Spring 1953
  • Moral Reformer and Protestor against the vices, abuses and corruptions of the age(J Livesey),Vol 3 No 1 1 Jan 1833 - No 12 1 Dec 1833
  • The Movement: anti persecution gazette and register of progress, Vol I No 1-63 [1843-1845]
  • National Film Association,Sep/Oct 1948 - Feb 1953 (Complete run)
  • New Harmony Gazette, Vol I No 1 Oct 1825 - Vol II No 52 3 Oct 1827
  • New Moral World or Gazette of the Universal Community of Rational Religionists, Vol I No 1, 1 Nov 1834 - Vol VII 27 June 1840. Third Enlarged Series Vol I No 1 4 July 1840 - Vol IV No 52 24 June 1843
  • New World, No 2 Aug 1849, No 3 Oct 1849, No 4 Nov 1849
  • Nonconformist,Vol 1 14 Apr 1841 - 28 Dec 1841
  • Northern Tribune: a periodical for the people,Vol I 1854
  • Nottingham District Co-operative Record,No 301 Jan 1914 - No 324 Dec 1915
  • Oldham Co-operative Record,Vol I No 1 May 1894 - Vol XV No 5 May 1920
  • Our Circle: a magazine for young people,Vol I No 1 Oct 1907 - Vol I No 24 Sep 1909, Vol IV No 76 Jan 1914 - Vol VIII Part II No 185 Feb 1923, Vol IX Part II No 208, Jan 1925 - July 1960
  • The Pamphleteer: respectfully dedicated to both houses of parliament, Vol III 1814, Vol IV 1814, Vol XIV 1819
  • People's Weekly, Vol 1 No 1 6 Oct 1928 - Vol 2 No 52 Sep 1929, Vol 3 No 79 5 Apr 1930 - Vol 4 No 104 27 Sep 1930, New Series Vol 1 No 1 4 Oct 1930 - Vol 1 No 18 31 Jan 1931
  • The Philanthropist: or repository for hints and suggestions calculated to promote the comfort and happiness of man,Vol I 1811 - Vol III 1813
  • Pioneer: magazine of the London Co-operative Party, July 1955, May 1956 - Nov 1957
  • Platform: the paper of the Co-operative Party,Vol 1 No 1 Sep 1965 to date
  • Plymouth Co-operative Record,No 217 June 1910 (Jubilee), No 314 Jan 1916 - No 325 Dec 1916, No 369 Aug 1920 (Diamond Jubilee)
  • Political Economist and Journal of Social Science,No 1 Jan 1856 - No 15 Apr 1857
  • Political Magazine, Sep 1831, Oct 1831
  • Political Soldier,Vol 1 No 1 7 Dec 1833 - Vol 1 No 4 28 Dec 1833
  • Politics for the People, No 1 6 May 1848 to No 17 July 1848
  • Popular Educator, Vol III No 53 2 Apr 1853 - Vol III No 78 24 Sep 1853
  • The Producer, Vol 1 No 1 Nov 1916 - Vol 46 No 271 Dec 1966 (Complete run)
  • The Rambler: journal of home and foreign literature, politics, science, music and the fine arts, Vol I No 1 1 Jan 1848 - No 18 29 Apr 1848
  • Reasoner, Vol I 1846, Vol XIII 1852, Vol XXX 1872
  • The Reasoner: journal of freethought and positive philosophy, Vol XXII No 564 22 Mar 1857 - No 709 25 Dec 1859, Vol XXV 1860
  • The Reasoner: a weekly journal, utilitarian, replublican & communist, Vol V 1848, Vol VI 1849
  • The Reasoner & Secular Gazette, Vol XIV 1853
  • The Reasoner & Theological ExaminerVol X [1850], Vol XII No 7 Undated - Vol XV No 386 19 Oct 1853
  • The Reasoner & Utilitarian Record, No 27 2 Dec 1846 - No 78 24 Nov 1847, Vol 2 1847, Vol 3 1847-1848
  • The Reformers' Yearbook: for the student, the representative & the social reformer,1904 - 1906
  • The Register for the First Society of Adherents to Divine Revelation at Orbiston, No 1 10 Nov 1825 - No 21 7 Oct 1826, No 24 13 Dec 1826 - No 34 19 Sep 1827
  • Report on Workmen's Co-operative Societies In The United Kingdom(with statistical tables), 1901
  • Robert Owen's Journal, Vol I No 1 2 Nov 1850 - Vol IV No 104 23 Oct 1852
  • Robert Owen's Millenial Gazette,No 1 22 Mar 1856 - No 13 15 Nov 1857, No 16 21 June 1858
  • Robert Owen's Rational Quarterly Review and Journal,Vol I parts 1-4 1853
  • Sciences Sociales de la Co-operation, No 43 1977 - No 80 1987 (Some issues missing)Previously called Sociology of Co-operation Vol 1 No 2 July/Dec 1957 - No 41/42 1977
  • Scottish Co-operator, Vol II No 17 Sep 1894 - No 3141 30 Aug 1974Became The Co-operative News Scottish Edition 6 Sep 1974 - 5 Mar 1980
  • A Slap at the Church, No 1 21 Jan 1832 - No 17 12 May 1832Renamed Church Examiner & Ecclesiastical Record, Vol I No 1 19 May 1832 - Vol I No 21 1 Dec 1832
  • V=The Social Economist: industrial partnerships record & Co-operative review, New Series Vol II No 13 1 Mar 1868 - Vol II No 31 1 Sep 1869
  • Society for Co-operative Studies Bulletin, No 1 June 1967 - No 53 Apr 1985.Renamed Journal of Co-operative Studies, No 54 Aug 1985 to date
  • Sociology of Co-operation, Vol 1 No 2 July/Dec 1957 - No 41/42 1977Renamed Sciences Sociales de la Co-operation, No 43 1977 - No 80 1987 (Some issues missing)
  • Spectrum: Co-operative College magazine, Vol 1 No 3, 1948 - 1970 (Incomplete)
  • Sunshine Annual, No 1 1927 - 1930, 5 undated issues
  • Target, Vol 20 No 9 Oct 1967 - No 7 July/Aug 1970
  • Tradesman & Shopkeeper, Vol VII No 182, 3 Feb 1906
  • Tradition: a quarterly journal of interest to Co-operators, trade unionists and social reformers, Vol 1 No 1, Aug 1934 - Vol 5 No 3, Xmas 1939
  • Transactions of the Co-operative League, Part I May 1852 - Part III Oct 1852
  • Venture, Vol 16 No 1, Jan 1964 - Vol 20 No 11, Dec 1968 (Incomplete)
  • Wheatsheaf, Vol IV No 1, July 1899 - Vol V No 12, June 1901, Vol XXIV No 283 Jan 1920 - Vol 25 No 306, Dec 1921, Vol 27, No 319 Jan 1923 - Vol 27 No 330 Dec 1923, Vol 31 No 376 Jan 1927 - Vol 34 No 414 Dec 1930, Vol 38 No 451 Jan 1934 - Vol 40, No 485, Dec 1936, Vol 42, No 498 Jan 1938 - Vol 42, No 509, Dec 1938
  • Also Agricultural Wheatsheaf Supplement, Jan 1924 - Dec 1925; also Wheatsheaf Oldham Local Pages, Jan 1908 - Dec 1908, June 1920 - Dec 1932, Jan 1935 - Dec 1943; also Wheatsheaf Silverdale Local Pages, Jan 1923 - Dec 1936
  • Woman's Outlook,Vol 1 No 1, Nov 1919 - June 1967 (Complete run)
  • Women's Co-operative Guild Head Office Monthly Bulletin, Vol 8 No 1, Jan 1947 - Vol 8 No 3, Mar/Apr 1947, Vol 8 No 5, June 1947 - Vol 23 No 7, July 1962
  • Young Co-operatorVol 9 No 1, July 1950 - Vol 17 No 11, Feb 1959. Previously called Comrade: magazine of the British Federation of YoungCo-operators,Vol 3 No 9, Mar 1945 - Vol 8 No 11, June 1950 (Incomplete)
  • Young Emancipator: a freethought magazine,Vol I No 1, July 1878 - Vol I No 8, Feb 1879

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Printed paper.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Karyn Stuckey, National Co-operative Archive Assistant Archivist, 14 Feb 2007.

Conditions Governing Use

The National Co-operative Archive retains the right to refuse photocopying for preservation reasons. However, where this is not possible we are able to digitise or scan (as appropriate). We also allow self-service non-flash photography.

Custodial History

Co-operative societies had a very important education function and many collected books and had libraries. In addition, some Societies such as Manchester and Salford printed their own journals. These provide a snap shot on the life of a the Society. The National Co-operative Archive has acquired the periodicals from Society libraries, the library of the Co-operative College and the library of the Co-operative Union. The periodicals have been listed by title in alphebetical order and then the dates of the editions held. It is envisigaged that a description of the type of information a reader could expect to find in each periodical will be added.

Accruals

Yearly.