Abstract

As a Conte staffer, Angelo researched numerous small business and economic development issues, both for constituents and for national legislation, prepared subcommittee and committee hearings, and wrote numerous articles and floor statements for Rep. Conte. The collection provides an overview of Rep. Conte's work with and for small businesses, as well as Angelo's contributions to the Small Business Act.

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Special Collections & University Archives
UMass Amherst Libraries
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, Mass. 01003-9275
413-545-2780
William J. Angelo Papers
1973-1990 (Bulk: 1986-1990)
5 boxes (2.25 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 441

Background on William J Angelo

William J. Angelo began his five-year working relationship with Congressman Silvio O. Conte on a project to secure funding for a new public parking garage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Angelo was asked by Representative Conte to become his Small Business Committee counsel in April 1986.

As a Conte staffer, Angelo researched numerous small business and economic development issues, both for constituents and for national legislation, prepared subcommittee and committee hearings, and wrote numerous articles and floor statements for Rep. Conte, as well as the 10 following bills:

  • HR 1769, a bill to make permanent the Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (passed the House)
  • HR 3921, a bill to enhance the powers of Breakout Procurement Center Representatives, now part of PL 100-590
  • HR 2269, a bill to reform the Small Business Administration's 8(a) Small and Disadvantaged Business Program, which was merged with HR 1807 to become Public Law 100-656
  • HR 2274, the Small Business Protection Act, now PL 101-574
  • HR 2351, the Women's Business Equity Act
  • HR 4076, a bill to limit CERCLA custodial liability
  • HR 4744, a bill to subject the Resolution Trust Corporation to Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • HR 4745, the Small Business Machine Tool Access Act
  • HR 4746, a bill to station Procurement Center Representatives at select locations, now part of PL 101-574
  • HR 5303, a bill to authorize a small business electronic data interchange study, now part of PL 101-574.

Contents of Collection

The bulk of the collection spans the years 1986-1990, covering primarily the years Angelo was on the staff of Rep. Conte. Because Angelo's work with Rep. Conte involved the needs of small businesses, it is a convenient resource for Congressional materials relating to small business legislation. This collection includes correspondence between congressional staffers, between small business owners and Rep. Conte's office and the Department of Defense; Congressional publications; and outlines of bills, proposed bills, and acts. The collection provides an overview of Rep. Conte's work with and for small businesses, as well as Angelo's contributions to the Small Business Act.

Collection inventory
Contracts: Defense,
1987-1990

Box 1: 1
Contracts: Fort Leonard Wood,
1990

Box 1: 2
Correspondence: Defense Contracts,
1985-1989

Box 1: 3
Correspondence: Glover, Jere,
1989

Box 1: 4
Correspondence: Government Contracts,
1982-1990

Box 1: 5
Correspondence: Inter-Congressional,
1987-1990

Box 1: 6
Correspondence: Small Business,
1989-1990

Box 1: 7
Correspondence: Small Business Act,
1988-1990

Box 1: 8
Correspondence: Small Business Act Associations,
1988-1990

Box 1: 9
Correspondence: United States Small Business Administration,
1988-1990

Box 1: 10
Correspondence: University of Massachusetts,
1988-1989

Box 1: 11
Legislation, Bills, and Amendments,
1986-1989

Box 1: 12
Notes: Representative Conte's Office,
1989-1990

Box 1: 13
Publication: Bills,
1987-1990

Box 1: 14
Publication: Business Owner's Guide to the Business Reform Act,
1988

Box 1: 15
Publication: Congressional Record,
1986 Aug 12

Box 1: 16
Publication: Congressional Record,
1987 Dec 1

Box 1: 17
Publication: Congressional Record,
1988 Oct 12

Box 1: 18
Publication: Congressional Record articles,
1988-1990

Box 1: 19
Publication: Federal Register,
1992 Dec 21

Box 1: 20
Publication: Hearing of the Small Business Committee,
1986 May 9

Box 2: 1
Publication: Hearing of the Small Business Committee,
1989 Feb 22

Box 2: 2
Publication: Hearing on H.R. 2351,
1989 Oct 3

Box 2: 3
Publication: Hearing on H.R. 2274,
1990 Apr 19

Box 2: 4
Publication: Hearings of the Small Business Committee,
1986 May

Box 2: 5
Publication: Hearings of the Small Business Committee, One Hundredth Congress 100-12, First Session,
1987 May-June

Box 2: 6
Publication: Hearings of the Small Business Committee, One Hundredth Congress, 100-41, Second Session,
1988 Mar

Box 2: 7
Publication: History and Accomplishments of Small Business Committee,
[1973]

Box 2: 8
Publication: Media Briefs and Articles,
1989-1990

Box 2: 9
Publication: One Hundredth Congress H.R. 1807,
1987 Dec 4

Box 2: 10
Publication: Public Law 98-577,
1984 Oct 30

Box 3: 1
Publication: Public Law 100-202,
1987 Dec 22

Box 3: 2
Publication: Public Law 100-590, 100-656,
1988 Nov

Box 3: 3
Publication: Public Law 101-574,
1990 Nov 15

Box 3: 4
Publication: U.S. Congress Report 98-541,
1983 Nov 12

Box 3: 5
Publication: U.S. Congress Report 100-460,
1987 Nov 25

Box 3: 6
Publication: U.S. Congress Report 100-1073,
1988 Oct 11

Box 3: 7
Publication: U.S. Congress Report,
1990 Aug 3

Box 3: 8
Publication: U.S. Congress, Union Calendar, Number 291, 100-460,
1987 Mar 25

Box 3: 9
Publication: U.S. Congress, Union Calendar, Number 411, 101-667,
1990 May 10

Box 3: 10
Publication: U.S. Congressional Report,
1989

Box 3: 11
Publication: U.S. General Accounting Office,
1983-1990

Box 3: 12
Publication: U.S. House of Representatives, Conference Reports 100-1029,
1988 Oct 3

Box 3: 13
Publication: U.S. House of Representatives, Conference Reports 100-1070,
1988 Oct 7

Box 3: 14
Publication: U.S One Hundredth Congress Committee Print Bills,
1987-1988

Box 3: 15
Publication: U.S. House of Representatives, Legislative Calendar Committee on Small Business,
1985-1989

Box 3: 16
Publication: U.S. House of Representatives Telephone Directory,
1986

Box 3: 17
Publication: U.S. House of Representatives Telephone Directory,
1987

Box 4: 1
Publication: U.S. House of Representatives Telephone Directory,
1988

Box 4: 2
Publication: U.S. House of Representatives Telephone Directory,
1989

Box 4: 3
Publication: U.S. House of Representatives Telephone Directory,
1989

Box 4: 4
Publication: U.S. House of Representatives Telephone Directory,
1990

Box 4: 5
Small Business Act (H.R. 2274),
1989-1990

Box 4: 6
Small Business Act, Statements and Testimony,
1988-1990

Box 4: 7
Small Business Administration,
1988-1990

Box 4: 8
Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program,
1988

Box 4: 9
Small Business Procurement Reform Bill (H.R. 3921),
1988

Box 4: 10
Speeches and Remarks by Representative Conte,
1989

Box 4: 11
Videotape: 8(A) Floor, Tape 1,
ca. 1985-1990

Box 5: 1
Videotape: 8(A) Floor, Tape 2,
ca. 1985-1990

Box 5: 2
Videotape: House Committee on SBA Set-Asides,
1987 May 13

Box 5: 3-4
Administrative information
Provenance

Acquired from William J. Angelo, March 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Andrea Elena Mitchell, October 2005.

For additional materials related to Silvio O. Conte in the Special Collections and University Archives, see:
Silvio O. Conte Congressional Papers, MS 371

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: William J. Angelo Papers (MS 441). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms
Subjects
  • Legislators--Unites States--Archives.
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-
  • Small business--Laws and Legislation.
Names
  • Angelo, William J.
  • Conte, Silvio O. (Silvio Oltavio), 1921-1991.
  • United States. Congress.
Genre terms
  • Bills (legislative records)
  • Letters (correspondence)