Portal Article - Coop History

Universe of Information

Stored in this Portal

History of Associations

The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, 1776, declaring independence from Britain.

Download Document

Significant Dates in Cooperatives History

1752 – The first successful cooperative was organized in the United States when Benjamin Franklin formed the Philadelphia Contributionship.

Download Document

Cooperatives – About United States of America

The first housing co-operatives were organized in New York City in the late 1800s.

Download Document

Brief History of Cooperative Housing

Individual ownership of “stories” of property probably developed further in Europe during the early housing shortages.

Download Document

A History of Housing Cooperatives

Cooperatives have long been recognized as a means of providing affordable housing.

Download Document

Activity Coop – Examples to Determine What Type

Provide these examples one by one verbally and have people discuss. 

Download Document