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Willis "Tiny" Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: IBT0071

Scope and Contents

This collection includes postcards, event programs, labor booklets, and correspondence. The materials are dated from 1962 to 1989.

Dates

  • 1966-1989

Creator

Access

This collection is open for research.

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 note

Willis "Tiny" Brown was a truck driver from Peoria, Illinois. He was a member of an Illinois IBT local, possibly Local 627, Peoria. In the 1950s and 1960s Willis Brown was a competitor in the annual state-level American Trucking Association "roadeos." tese competitons tested truckers' driving skills such as avoiding obstacles in the road, parking and backing out of a tight space. Willis Brown won a number of Illinois state championships and attending the national competions into the 1980s.

Extent

1 document boxes

Overview

Willis "Tiny" Brown was a Teamster truck driver from Peoria, Illinois. He was a regular participant in A,mmerican Trucking Association "roadeos" which were competitions that tested driving skills. The collection consists mainly of programs for the compeitions and the banquets that were the culmination of the competitions.

Arrangement

Collection: Willis "Tiny" Brown Papers. The collection is organized into one series: banquet programs and truck driving competition programs. It is arranged by type of program and then chronologically.

Physical Location

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

Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters [2015].
Title
Guide to the Willis "Tiny" Brown Papers, 1962-1989
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2016
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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