Reference number
  • IPA
  • 1790-2000
  • Collection
  • This collection includes: memoranda and articles of association, 1960-1972; council minutes, 1922-1969; various committee minutes, 1884-1972; annual reports, 1884-1986; Labour Association leaflets, 1893-1916; 'Labour Co-partnership', 1894-1980; 'Profit-sharing and Co-partnership', 1912-1913; conference and congress programmes, 1920-1971; notices for luncheon and tea meetings, 1928-1963; occasional papers, [c1927]-1975, 2000; publications from the IPA library relating to industrial relations; trade unions, profit sharing, co-operation; biographies, individual companies, and other matters, 1790-1988; Co-operative union pamphlets, 1901-1917; 'The Co-operative Magazine', 1828-1829; Co-operative congresses, 1869-1924; Trades Union Congress 'Annual Reports', 1906, 1911; 'Bulletin de la participation aux Benefices', 1893-1898
  • 61 boxes
Admin history
  • The Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) was founded in 1884 as the Labour Association for Promoting Co-operative Production based on the Co-partnership of the Workers (known as the Labour Association). In 1901 it became the Labour Co-partnership Association, in 1928 the Industrial Co-partnership Association, in 1972 the Industrial Participation Association and in 1989 the Involvement and Participation Association. It was incorporated in 1950. Its aim was to promote employee involvement in companies by encoraging the implementation of suitable practices within organisations.

    Reference: C Cook and D Waller, 'The Longman Guide to Sources in Contemporary British History, 1: Organisations and Societies' (London, Longman. 1994).
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • An authority record exists for the Labour Association for Promoting Co-operative Production (GB 0152 AAR1846), Labour Co-partnership Association (GB 0152 AAR1860), Industrial Co-partnership Association (GB 0152 AAR1861), Industrial Participation Association (GB 0152 AAR1862), and the Involvement and Participation Association (GB 0152 AAR1817).
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre also holds records of the European Forum for Teamwork.