Employee Ownership Project Records, 1967-2000
- Employee Ownership Project
- Records of independent, non-profit organization which promotes the creation and growth of micro-enterprises and small business ventures to improve the lives of low and moderate income residents of the Capital Region.
- 10.17 cubic ft.
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Employee Ownership Project Records, 1967-2000. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).
Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access:
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. Access to all other records is unrestricted.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
- Scope and Content:
The collection contains board meeting minutes, charter financial records, executive director subject files, and loan case files.
- Biographical / Historical:
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 Albany’s Arbor Hill and West Hill neighborhoods in order to establish the organization’s 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.
- Acquisition information:
All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Librares, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by Richard L. Shirey in September 2001.
- Processing information:
Processed in 2012 by Chris Batista, Kevin Layer, Kayla Misner.
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