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The seven cooperative principles, defined by the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) and integrated in to all cooperatives.
An overview of the different types of cooperatives: producer, consumer, purchasing, worker, credit unions and social. Prepared by the Cooperative Development Institute.
What is a Coop?
A definition of the defining characteristics that create a co-op. Prepared by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives.
The Night the Lights Were Lit
Brief historical narrative written by David Thompson about the start of the modern day cooperative movement in Rochdale, England.
UWCC Cooperative Equity and Ownership
Workers Coop Manual
Origins & Legacy: The History of a Cooperative Movement
A fascinating study of the origins of the Minnesota Finnish-American cooperative movement in 1917. Written in 1977 by Cy O’Neal with help from the collective of Minnesota’s Twin Cities food co-op’s newsletter, Scoop.