North Yorkshire Co-operative Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of North Yorkshire Co-operative Society and the societies that merged with it including York Co-operative Society, Northallerton and District Co-operative Society, Guiseley Industrial Co-operative Society and Tadcaster Co-operative Society. The records include plans, programmes, pamphlets, correspondence and photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

North Yorkshire Co-operative Society was formed in 1984 through the merger of Harrogate and York co-operative societies. Further societies later transferred engagements to North Yorkshire including Northallerton in 1985, Airedale and Guisborough societies in 1987 and Ossett in 1988. In 1993 North Yorkshire Co-operative Society became Yorkshire Co-operatives.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Email: archive@co-op.ac.uk, www.archive.coop

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the National Co-operative Archive from the Co-operative Union Library in 2000. The collection had been part of the Co-operative Union's Miscellaneous Minute Books collection.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Adam Shaw, Archivist, August 2012.

Appraisal Information

Published histories added to the National Co-operative Archive society history collection.

Custodial History

Within the collection is a note from the Food Controller of North Yorkshire Co-operative Society, Peter J Bushell, saying Mary. We have discovered these in the cause of a Spring clean at Wayside. Do with them as you wish. At some point since the collection was deposited with the Co-operative Union Library.

Related Material

Co-operative society records held at other record offices:

York Equitable Industrial Society- West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford.

Northallerton and District Co-operative Society- West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford.

Guiseley Industrial Co-operative Society- West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford.

Tadcaster and District Co-operative Society- West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford.

Geographical Names