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IBT Buttons and Memorabilia Collection

 Collection
Identifier: IBT0057

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of buttons (including election buttons, dues buttons, etc.), lapel pins, keychains, watches, textiles, and other small collectible items related to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Items date from the early 1910's to the present day, with the bulk of the material dating between 1940 and 1990.

This collection consists of six significant donations from William "Bill" Moore, Norma Bartus, Earl Randall, Regina Gormley, Cheryl Johnson and Leo Deaner in addition to donations from other Teamster affiliated persons and some material acquired through purchase. Items were collected while the donors were active in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and represent a mix of contemporary items and historic memorabilia, some of which were acquired from immediate family members of the donors.

Unique items of interest include a pair of gavels, a copper sheet etched with a letter of praise for the Teamsterettes of Topeka, Kansas, and several pins and buttons from midwestern local unions donated by Bill Moore, an organizer for IBT local union #696 for over thirty years. Also of interest are IBT conference attendee medals worn by members of the Gormley family, and a series of buttons documenting IBT activism during the late 20th century donated by Bartus.

Dates

  • 1872-2016
  • Majority of material found within 1940 - 1990

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on 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.

Historical or Biographical Note

Fill

Extent

12 record cartons

1 Linear Feet (1 flatbox)

Abstract

This collection consists of buttons (including election buttons, dues buttons, etc.), lapel pins, keychains, watches, textiles, and other small collectible items related to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Items date from the early 1910's to the present day, with the bulk of the material dating between 1940 and 1990.

Collection Organization

Organized into 7 series: Gift of Bill Moore, Gift of Norma Bartis, Gift of Earl Randall, Gift of Regina Gormley, Miscellaneous Acquistions, Gift of Cheryl Johnson and Gift of Leo Deaner.

Collection Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Acquistion Information

Gift of William (Bill) Moore, 13 Jan 2011, Accession 2011.047; Gift of Norma Bartus, 22 Jun 2011, Accession 2011.053 ; Gift of Regina Gormley; Gift of Earl Randall, Gift of Cheryl Johnson, Gift of Leo Deaner; Miscellaneous Purchases

Source

Title
Guide to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Buttons and Memorabilia Collection, 1940-1990
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America