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John Pearce papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland) File
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ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, November 1976 to March 1977

This file contains 2 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM and ICOF
  • Copies of loan applications to ICOF by workers' co-ops
  • Drafts of an ICOM pamphlet on 'A Scottish Mondragon'
  • Reports and correspondence with regional councils on co-operative solutions to unemployment
  • Correspondence relating to the Industrial Common Ownership Act (1976) and the establishing of the SCDC

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, March 1977 to October 1977

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF and SCDC
  • Pamphlet on the Industrial Common Ownership Act (1976) by Manuela Sykes
  • Copy of the revised ICOM constitution
  • Notes on the history of ICOF

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, October 1977 to June 1978

This file contains 4 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM and ICOF
  • Correspondence relating to and a draft of an article by John Pearce for 'Co-operative News'
  • Letter to James Callaghan PM with a proposal for British Leyland to be run as a co-operative from MPs and representatives of the co-operative movement

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, May 1978 to September 1978

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF and SCDC
  • ICOF Annual Report and Accounts, December 1977
  • World Conference: development and industrial cooperatives, preliminary programme 2, June 1978
  • Appeal from Beechwood College for funding from ICOM Companies and individual members, September 1978
  • ‘First of May’ Edinburgh Books Collective Newsletter No.7, 12 August 1978
  • Article by Rita Rhodes 'Worker co-operatives and the unions', September 1978

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, October 1978 to March 1979

This file contains 2 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF, and SCDC
  • Sample chapter ‘How employees can take over ownership without paying a cent’ authorship unclear, not dated
  • Article by Rita Rhodes ‘Worker’ co-operatives and the unions’, September 1978
  • Copy of Industrial Common Ownership Act 1976, chapter 78, November 1978
  • 'SCDC News', January 1979
  • ICOM newsletter, February 1979

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, April 1979 to October 1979

This file contains 2 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Correspondence, meeting agendas and notes, financial statements and newsletters relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF and the SCDC
  • Conference programmes & reports
  • Discussion papers on the state of the co-operative movement
  • Printed pamphlet ICOF information for loan applicants
  • Printed pamphlet featuring three workers co-ops that were founded in nineteenth century: Equity Shoes (Leicester); Walsall Locks; Leicester Printers
  • Open University, Co-operatives Research Unit: correspondence, agendas and joining forms for 'Commonwork Seminars – The role of advisor to Co-operatives' September 1979
  • SCDC Clydeside Co-operatives Development Project: description of project and job description for two development officer posts; press release for launch of project, August 1979

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, November 1979- November 1980

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, financial statements, newsletters, relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF, and SCDC
  • Conference programmes and reports
  • Employ Limited: A case study discussing experience of a workers’ co-operative started in 1975 out of a redundancy situation, November 1979
  • Prospectus, correspondence and report for British Trimark, January 1980
  • Caversham Closures Co-operative Ltd Statement of affairs and report to creditors, November 1980
  • Paper, 'The Clydeside Project: Entrepreneurial initiatives in establishing workers’ co-operatives', July 1980

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, November 1980- December 1981

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, financial statements, newsletters and reports relating to the operations of ICOM and ICOF
  • ICOF Annual Report and Accounts, December 1977, 1980 and 1981
  • Correspondence regarding the future funding of ICOF
  • Correspondence and related accounts on the failure of Caversham Closures, December 1980
  • Prospectus supporting application to ICOF for development loan for Craigton Bakery, Glasgow, October 1981

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, January 1982- May 1988

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:

  • Correspondence, meeting notes, newsletters and reports relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF and SCDC
  • Changing form of ICOF
  • Discussion paper by ICOF on ‘The establishment and operation of local loan funds for worker co-operatives’ and another on ‘Notes on the operation of local ICOF funds’, January 1982
  • Paper on EEC finance for Co-op development and worker co-ops
  • Draft by John Pearce of proposals for the development of ICOF, March 1982
  • Draft of proposed policy for ICOF consultancy work, September 1982
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association of ICOF, April 1973
  • Paper on EEC finance for Co-op development and worker co-ops
  • Printed pamphlet ‘Financing of worker Co-operatives: Some practical proposals’, ICOF
  • ‘The future of ICOF Ltd: Company Structure, Sources and Applications of Funds’, John Berry, October 1985
  • Paper, ‘One Million Pounds for Common Ownership’, John Pearce
  • ICOF: The Next Steps, Corporate Plan 1987-1997, John Berry, January 1988
  • First draft ‘Methods of financing worker co-operatives in the UK: A study for the SME task force of the European Commission’ by Nigel Mason, May 1988

Constitution, general assembly and miscellaneous papers of COMMACT

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Meeting paper, 'A proposal for a pilot Commonwealth Exchange Programme “an Investment in People” (Zimbabwe, Scotland, Australia)'
  • Constitution of the Commonwealth Association for Local Action and Economic Development (COMMACT), one copy not dated and one version revised 1999
  • Proposal for Local Development Practitioners Association
  • Typescript and handwritten notes on programme for workshop on development of small and medium scale enterprise & projects
  • Leaflets on COMMACT vision and actions
  • Proposed Constitution of the International Association of Local Development Practitioners
  • Paper presented at the International commonwealth conference on Local Economic Development, Goa, 21-28 September 1988, 'Local Employment Initiatives, Grameen Bank’s Experience', by Mohammed Emdadul Haque
  • Introduction to COMMACT with photocopies of extracts from 'CB News': 'Think Global – Act Local' by Ingrid Salomonsen; 'Working for Common Wealth' by John Pearce
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