Baltimore Council for Equal Business Opportunity Records
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the work and history of the Council for Equal Business Opportunity (CEBO), an organization that provided free programs to assist minority-owned and small businesses in Baltimore, Maryland. The records in the collection span between 1968 and 2003. Materials are mainly textual and include organizational records, meeting minutes, by-laws, correspondence, financial records, project files including case presentations, Loan Review Committee minutes, and the Marc and Irv Blum Records created between 1973 and 2003.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
The Council for Equal Business Opportunity (CEBO) started in Baltimore, Maryland in 1967. Initially funded by the Ford Foundation, the organization's goal was to facilitate minority economic development through providing loans and financial advice. Samuel T. Daniels was the executive director from 1967-1989. In the 1990s, under executive director, Michael A. Gaines, Sr., CEBO was funded by the City of Baltimore, through federal funds, and grants. The Council expanded it's services to all small businesses in Baltimore and offered various free programs to asist, advise, and provide loans to existing small businesses and to help individuals beginning new businesses.
[Information for this biographical note was gathered from previous collection descriptions and from Baltimore Sun articles dated February 1990 and December 1990.]
3.7 Linear Feet
Collection is arranged in seven series:
- Organizational Records
- Financial Records
- Loan Review Committee
- Marc and Irv Blum Records, 1973-2003
The source of the original acquisition is unknown. An additional accession of 2.0 linear feet of records was donated on June 29, 2017 by Marc P. Blum.
- African American business enterprises
- Baltimore Council for Equal Business Opportunity
- Baltimore Council of Equal Business Opportunities, Inc.
- Daniels, Samuel T.
- Economic history
- Minority business enterprises
- Small business
- administrative records
- financial records
- Finding aid for the Baltimore Council for Equal Business Opportunity Records
- Finding aid created by Special Collections and Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (May 2020).
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description