Catalogs Archives


In this section a thorough research in the databanks realizedby the Documentation Centre on Cooperatives and Social Economy from its constitution up today can be made.

La Cooperazione Italiana 1887-1980 Magazine

Magazine published since 1887, the digital version includes the years from 1887 to 1980 and was realized in 2011 in a project of the Centre in cooperation with the IBACN of the Emilia-Romagna Region.

Fotocoop. The cooperative history in the images of the photographic archive of Legacoop Nazionale

The Fotocoop databank1, containing images referring to the national and international territories, proposes to the visitor photographic images of the editorial archive of the Editrice Cooperativa. The digitalized images correspond to more than 22.000 prints for a total of 38.000 front/back digitalizations, are dated from the end of years forties to the end of seventies of 20th century and show initiatives, conferences and congresses of the field national associations and also the activities made by the cooperatives acting in the various Italian regions and districts. The pictures made also by the best international photographic agencies, show working moments, institutional moments of cooperative societies or organisations representing cooperatives both Italian and foreign, pictures of cooperative managers and political and union manifestations. The collection, through the course of pictures, is a witness of the deep historic, economic and custom changes that occurred in Italy from after the second world war up to the eighties of 20th century.

1 Fotocoop. The cooperative history in the pictures of the photographic archive of Legacoop Nazionale, StoriaCooperativa/index.asp, databank curated by Anna Gurioli, Elena Romagnoli. Italian Documentation Centre on Cooperatives and Social Economy, 2014.

Virtual Museum of cooperatives

The virtual museum is not only a place for the memory where a documentation on the movement articulation, on the cooperative thought, on life stories, on legislation, on links with the cooperative movements abroad are kept, but it is also a place looking to the future with halls dedicated to cooperative formation, to the modalities for constituting new cooperatives, to debates and to the press.

Network. Documentary sources on the national cooperative movement up to 1950

The Network was realized in 2000 with a project of census and mapping of the places where documentary sources are conserved concerning the cooperative movement, in the ambit of the events promoted in occasion of “Bologna 2000 European capital of culture”.of years seventies.

Data bank of cooperatives of Bologna and district 1883-1987

The data bank includes all the cooperatives constituted in Bologna and district from 1883 to 1987. This research represents the first census inferred from official sources on the whole cooperative movement, developed in more than one hundred years of history and contains the description of over 6.000 cooperatives and consortia. For each anagraphical unit the story has been rebuilt, through the reporting of : changes of name, mergers, cessations of activity,. The consultation of the data bank allows to give answers timely to requests of cooperative genealogies, thematic lists and aggregations both by type and by territory of the cooperatives arisen in Bologna and District, from the origin to 1987, year in which the project ended.