Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Consists of minute book 1919-1959; annual reports 1961-1972; list of publications 1971

Administrative / Biographical History

The Plunkett Foundation is an educational charity, which supports the development of rural group enterprise world-wide. The Foundation was established in the 1920's to promote and implement economic self-help solutions to rural problems.


  • CR PFC/AD1/1 Minute book
  • CR PFC/AD2/1-12 Annual reports
  • CR PFC/P9/1 List of publications

Conditions Governing Access

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Deposited August 1972 as a gift, CR72/103


Compiled by Zoe Watson, April 2004

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

Related Material

The Plunkett Foundation Reference Library and Information Centre houses a comprehensive English-language collection covering all aspects of co-operatives and other forms of user-controlled business in rural areas. The range of books, journals and documents from around the world has been growing since 1914, and represents a unique contemporary and historical resource.


English Farming & Food Partnerships Limited 2003, The Plunkett Foundation, Available at, accessed 02 Apr 2004