IBT Charters Collections
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.
- Creation: 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.
13.5 Linear Feet (9 oversize flat document boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection contains charters of International Brotherhood of Teamsters local unions, joint councils, and other affiliated groups.
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.
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)
- Guide to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Charters Collections , 1899-2014
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English