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IBT Library Local Union Vertical File Records

 Collection
Identifier: IBT0054

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and booklets pertaining to the history and activities of Teamster Local Unions 137-399. The articles range in date from 1933-1993. Most, however, are from the 1980s. There are many notable Unions mentioned in this collection. One referred to is Local 299, which once had James R. Hoffa and Frank Fitzsimmons as Officers. Both men would later serve as General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Many of the records concern the Local Unions association with organized crime.

Dates

  • 1933-1993

Creator

Access

This collection is open for research.

Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical

This collection was obtained from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Library. Beginning in the 1970s, Local Unions throughout the United States were asked to submit documents relating to their activities. These were stored at Teamster headquarters in Washington, DC. In 2014, the records were transferred to The George Washington University were they remain today.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and booklets pertaining to the history of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Unions 137-399. The articles range in date from 1933-1993. These were obtained from the Teamsters Library.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged numerically by Local Union number.

Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Title
Guide to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Library Local Union Vertical File Records, 1933-1993
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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