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IBT Charters Collections

 Collection
Identifier: IBT0087

Scope and Contents

This collection contains charters of International Brotherhood of Teamsters local unions, joint councils, and other affiliated groups. Most charters are original. Some charters are mounted or framed. Charters vary in condition, with some charters having sustained damage with age.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1899-2014

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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 / Historical

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issues charters to its local unions and joint councils. This is the official recognition of the affiliated body allowing the local or joint council to undertake collective bargaining, organizing and dues collection. Each charter displays the number of the body, the names of the charter members, date of affiliation, and official title which often designates jurisdiction. Each charter is signed by the General President and General Secretary-Treasurer. Charters can be revoked by IBT headquarters.

Extent

13.5 Linear Feet (9 oversize flat document boxes)

Overview

This collection contains charters of International Brotherhood of Teamsters local unions, joint councils, and other affiliated groups.

Arrangement

Organized into 2 series: IBT Local Charters and IBT Affiliate Charters. Items within the series are arranged by local number and then by date. Series 1, Boxes 8 and 9 were processed at a later date and are thus arranged individually by local number separate from the rest of the collection.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters,2017 (2017.70)
Title
Guide to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Charters Collections , 1899-2014
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2018
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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