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IBT Library Local Union Vertical File Records
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.
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America (Organization)
This collection is open for research.
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.
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.
3 Linear Feet
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.
This collection is arranged numerically by Local Union number.
Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
- Guide to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Library Local Union Vertical File Records, 1933-1993
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English