Leicester Co-operative Printing Society records now listed on Archives Hub
The records of the Leicester Co-operative Printing Society, which are held in the National Co-operative Archive at the Co-operative College in Manchester, are now listed on the Archives Hub.
The Society ran from 1892 to 1943. Printing orders were taken from the beginning of 1893. In 1901, a purpose built property was built which included a room specifically designed for education and social uses. In 1901, the business included letter printing, lithographic printing, bookbinding, packing, a stereotyping foundry and a composing room. In 1909 the adjoining premises was taken over by the Society and a new department of box making was introduced. The department was outputting over 30,000 boxes a week by 1913 and moved to larger premises in the centre of the town.
The collection comprises financial records, legal agreements, property and premises records and photographs.
View the collection listing online at http://archiveshub.ac.uk/data/gb1499lps.
Published On: February 22, 2012
Written By: Natalie