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IBT COVID-19 Response Collection

Identifier: IBT0093

Scope and Contents

This collection is compiled by a librarian from various IBT and Teamsters' local web-based sources. The list provides a guide for researchers to find all identified tweets and webpages addressing COVID-19 and the Teamsters' unions responses to either the pandemic or the quarantine.


  • Creation: April 9, 2020-October 1, 2020

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

On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases nationwide. Members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the many Teamsters' affiliates and locals are employed in so-called "essential" services; nurses, grocery store clerks, police officers, delivery drivers, airline workers, and warehouse employees. This meant that, at a time when most of the country was at home, Teamsters' members were going to work to perform jobs that the rest of country depended on to run. This file was started in an effort to document and identify for future researchers how the IBT and the various Teamsters affiliates and locals have been communicating with and assisting their members in safely performing these duties.


204 digital object(s)

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The collection is organized into 2 series: International Brotherhood of Teamsters websites and Teamsters Locals and Affiliates websites.

Physical Location

Records are stored on a web-accessible server.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was acquired in two ways. Two series were harvested and archived through Archive-It and Social Feed Manager. The third was transfered from the Teamsters to GW.

Guide to the IBT COVID-19 Response Collection, 2020
In Progress
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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

George Washington University Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052 United States of America