Co-operative Union: Submissions to the Independent Commission (1958)

Scope and Content

The collection contains:

- Submissions from various sections of the Co-operative Union for the Independent Commission

- Photographs relating to the Commission

- Press cuttings relating to the Commission

- Booklets relating to the Commission

- Some letters and notes

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1955, a resolution was adopted by the Edinburgh Congress of the Co-operative Union that led to the establishment of the Independent Commission. The purpose of the Commission was to advise on the future of the co-operative movement in Britain. Suggestions were accepted from various co-operative organisations; this collection is the submission of the Co-operative Union and its various sections, along with press cuttings and photographs relating to the Commission that were collected by the Union.

Access Information

All open materials can be viewed by prior arrangement, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. Contact the Archivist at National Co-operative Archive, Co-operative College, Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AS or Website:

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Sian Astill, work placement student, January 2014.

Appraisal Information

Duplicates have been removed.

Custodial History

Transferred to the National Co-operative Archive from the Co-operative Union Library in 2000.

Related Material

The National Co-operative Archive also holds the papers of the Co-operative Independent Commission (GB 1499 CIC/1-9).