M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

ARCHIVES OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND POLICY

Finding Aid for the
EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP PROJECT
RECORDS, 1967-2000
(APAP-120)

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Finding Aid Compiled by
An Unknown Graduate Student
Prior to June 2002
Chris Batista (Administrative History)
Kevin Layer (Box and Folder List)
Kayla Misner (Rehousing, Box and Folder List)
January 2007



 
 
 
 
 
 

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ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by Richard L. Shirey in September 2001.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative History

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Employee Ownership Project
Administrative History

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The Employee Ownership Project (EOP) is an independent, non-profit organization formed in 1987, whose main objective is to improve the lives of low and moderate income residents of the Capital Region through the creation and growth of micro-enterprises and small business ventures. The EOP supports and promotes the creation and development of enterprises which feature democratic ownership and decision making structures. EOP has reached out to and engaged Albanyís Arbor Hill and West Hill neighborhoods in order to establish the organizationís presence in working and low income communities. EOP has offered a series of workshops and seminars on starting businesses and enterprises as well as reaching out to adolescents.

The EOP has been influential in starting dozens of small businesses, which have created or maintained over one hundred jobs for low and moderate income individuals. The EOP helped start up businesses such as a convenience store, a sewing factory, a dry cleaning business, a contracting firm, and an asbestos and hazardous waste removal business. The EOP serves people who might not otherwise be considered entrepreneurs and tries to match people with complimentary skills necessary in effort to create successful businesses.


Employee Ownership Project
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Series 1: Administration, 1987-2000

Box 1
Folder

1. About EOP
2. Chart of Accounts, 1993
3. Board Minutes, 1987-1988
4. Board of Directors, 1988-1992
5. Board Minutes, 1989
6. Board Minutes, 1990
7. Board Minutes, 1991
8. Board Minutes, 1992
9. Board Minutes, 1993
10. Board Meetings, 1993
11. Board Meetings, 1994
12. Board Meeting Notes, 1994
13. Board Minutes, 1994
14. Board Meetings, 1995
15. Board Minutes, 1995
16. Board Meetings, 1996
17. Board Minutes, 1996
18. Board Minutes, 1997
19. Board Meetings, 1998
20. Board Minutes, 1998
21. Board Nominations and Job Descriptions, 1996-1997
22. Board Planning, undated
23. Board Surveys, undated
24. By-laws and Mission, undated
25. Capitol District Community Economic Development Network, 1993
26. Catholic Charities Wire Transfers, 1998
27. Certificate of Incorporation, 1987
28. Community Development Black Grant Proposal, 1997
29. Community Economic Development Mondragon Model, 1990, 1994, 1997
30. Corporate Records Kit, undated
31. Correspondence, 1989, 2000
32. Development Committee, 1996
33. Development Finance Study, 1992
34. Diocesan Development Project Proposal, 1990
35. Executive Committee, 1997
36. Frederick McDonald Trust Grant Sienna College, 1997
37. Human Resources Committee, 1996
38. Internal Affairs Nomination Committee, undated
39. Long Range Planning Committee, 1992
40. McTAP Training, 1998
41. Mailing Lists, 1993
42. Personnel Directors Search Advertising, 1988
43. Personnel Funding From Catholic Charities, 1988-1992
44. Personnel Policies, 1987, 1995-1997
45. Powers, Joseph, Obituary, 1994
46. Program Committee, 1996
47. Recruitment Outreach Committee, undated
48. Social Dimension of Workers Cooperatives, 1996
49. Staff Meetings, 1995-1997
50. Tax Exempt Certificate, 1987-1989, 1997
51. Youth Entrepreneur Program, undated


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Series 2: Organizational Contacts, 1987-1998

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Folder

1. Articles and News Clippings, 1988-1993
2. Babson College, 1993-1995
3. Bank Symposium, 1996-1997
4. Ben & Jerry’s, 1990
5. Bloom, Jane, 1991-1992
6. Business Maintenance Organization, 1989-1992
7. Chase Chemical, 1996
8. Charitable Venture Foundation, 1995
9. Citibank Proposal, 1989
10. Corpus Christi Church, 1996
11. Department of Economic Development Recycling Grant, 1990
12. Department of Labor Microenterprise, 1994
13. The Discount Foundation, 1997
14. Donation Response, 1993-1994
15. Empowerment Zones, 1996
16. Enterprise Community, 1995-1998
17. Fee Scale, undated
18. Fleet Bank, 1994-1997
19. Fleet Youths Grant, 1997
20. Ford Foundation, 1994-1995
21. Fundraising, 1989-1992
22. Fundraising Letter, 1997
23. Gift In Kind America, 1992-1996
24. Hitachi Foundation, 1997
25. Howard & Bush, 1997
26. Industrial Cooperative Association, 1987-1993
27. Jobs Now, 1996
28. Kazanjan Economics Foundation Inc., 1991
29. Kellogg Foundation, 1996
30. Leviticus Alternative Fund, 1987-1997
31. Marketing Course, undated
32. Marketing Plans, 1991
33. McDonald Trust, Siena College, 1997
34. Merck Foundation, 1993-1996
35. Miscellaneous Grants, 1992-1997
36. Miscellaneous Grants, 1994-1997
37. Mohawk Hudson Community Foundation, 1990-1996
38. Mott Foundation, 1997
39. Ms. Foundation, 1995-1996
40. Needmor Fund, 1990
41. New Business Ventures and Entrepreneurship, 1992
42. New York State Legislature, 1997
43. Possible Grants, 1995-1996
44. Reaching the Hip Hop Generation, 1990
45. SEFA Campaign, 1993
46. Siena College, 1988-1989, 1995, 1997
47. St. Madeleine Sophie Sacrificial Sharing, undated
48. Veatch Program, undated


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Series 3: Network Strategies, 1981-1997

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Folder

1. Business Incubator Without Walls, 1997
2. Capitol District Community Economic Development Network Meetings, 1993-1994
3. Capitol Region Education Center for Economic Development, 1987-1992
4. Capozolla, Nick, 1992-1995
5. Davis, Bonita, 1992
6. Demographics, undated
7. Dudley Park Residents Council, 1993
8. EOP Goal and Mission, 1989
9. Federation of Industrial Retention & Renewal, 1989-1996
10. Finn, Jonathan Vista Volunteer, 1995-1997
11. Human Resources Committee, 1996-1997
12. Ideas and General Information, 1991 1992
13. Industrial Cooperative Association, 1984-1989
14. ICA Documents, 1981-1986
15. ICA Education Models, 1989-1990
16. ICA General, 1983-1993
17. ICA Getting Organized For Worker Ownership, 1987
18. Interns, 1988-1990
19. Job Placement Consortium, undated
20. Job Service Corps, 1995
21. Long Term Planning, 1992
22. Microenterprise Project, 1990-1996
23. Miscellaneous, undated
24. National Center for Employee Ownership, 1985-1987
25. National Cooperative Bank, 1988-1991
26. National Cooperative Bank, Bank Notes, 1988-1992
27. National Equity Development Group, 1995
28. Naigutuch Valley Project, 1985-1986
29. The Neighborhood Works, 1993, 1997
30. New York Center for Employee Ownership and Participation, 1986-1989
31. Organizations, 1980-1995
32. Rensselaer County Entrepreneurship Assistance Program, 1997
33. Research, 1995
34. Saint Patrick’s Parish, 1990-1992
35. Small Business Development Center, 1990
36. Small Business Network, 1992
37. Staff Development, 1996
38. Strategy, 1987-1988
39. Tri-City Shalom Americorps, 1997
40. Volunteerism, 1984-1986
41. Welfare to Work, 1995
42. Workers Owned Sewing Company, 1981-1982, 1992


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Series 4: Community Outreach, 1970-2000

Box 1
Folder

1. Advisory Council, 1989-1992, 1997
2. Albany Black Investors Inc., 1970
3. Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1989-1996
4. Albany Community & Trust, 1992, 1995
5. Annual Dinner, 1992-1994
6. Conference and Training on Democratic Employee Ownership First Annual March, March 10-11, 1989
7. Employee Stock Ownership Plan Association, 1987-1989
8. Farmworkers, 1999-2000
9. Finance Class, 1992-1993
10. Frank Kramer Award, 1993-1994
11. Fundraising Dinner, 1994
12. Hill and Vale Business Loan Fund, 1997-1998
13. Hill & Vale Business Loan Fund, Loan Proposal for Johnson Designs, 1998
14. Mailing Lists, 1993

Box 2
Folder

1. Microenterprise Workshop Senses, 1991, 1995-1997
2. Neighborhood Community Centre, 1992-1996
3. Neighborhood Resource Center, Childcare, 1991-1992
4. Neighborhood Resource Center, Finances, undated
5. Neighborhood Resource Center, Kuumba Arts and Cultural Center, 1993
6. Neighborhood Resource Center, Maintenance, 1995
7. Neighborhood Resource Center, Meetings, 1992-1997
8. Neighborhood Resource Center, Police, 1995
9. Neighborhood Resource Center, Rental Agreements, 1994-1995
10. Newsletters and Flyers, 1993
11. Open House Materials, 1988
12. Outreach, 1988-1994
13. Outreach Arbor Hill, 1990-1991
14. Outreach Banks, 1996
15. Outreach Businesses, 1988

Box 3
Folder

1. Outreach, Chambers of Commerce, 1996
2. Outreach, Churches, 1991-1993
3. Outreach Committee, 1997-1998
4. Outreach, De Fosses, Helen, 1996
5. Outreach, Education, 1988
6. Outreach, Immigrant Workers, 1994
7. Outreach, Labor, 1988-1990
8. Outreach, Saratoga, 1991
9. Outreach, Schenectady, undated
10. Outreach, Siena College, 1988, 1992, 1996
11. Outreach, Siena College, Building Networks Conference, 1995
12. Outreach, South Bronx Franklin Men’s Shelter, 1990
13. Public Relations, EOP Owners Manual, 1996-1997
14. Welfare Warriors, 1993-1994


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Series 5: Albany County Opportunity Inc., 1967-1973

Box 1
Folder

1. Board of Directors, 1967-1973
2. By-laws, Tentative and Approved, 1966
3. Consumer Credit Union Proposal, 1965-1968
4. Council of Community Services of the Albany Area Inc., 1967
5. Year Round Head Start, 1968


Employee Ownership Project
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Series 6: Loan Case Files, 1984-1997, undated

Access to Series 6 is restricted. No client name, client business name, telephone number, address or personal data can be made public for at least 50 years (2051 A.D.). Data may be aggregated for research purposes. Consult a staff member for further information.


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