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International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001276
The International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union (ILWU) Collection consists of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, pamphlets and other reference material on the career of Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa.

Important subjects in the collection: Frank Fitzsimmons International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America James R. Hoffa Robert F. Kennedy

Dates

  • 1957 - 1982

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 SB)

Abstract

The International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) Collection consists of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, pamphlets and other reference material on the career of Hoffa.

Born in 1914, Jimmy Hoffa was elected vice-president of the Teamsters in 1953 and became president five years later. Hoffa remained president from 1958 until 1967, when he was convicted of jury tampering and mail fraud. Richard Nixon commuted his 13-year sentence in 1971, barring him from union activity until 1980. Hoffa disappeared in July of 1975, while seeking to regain control of the Teamsters.

History

Born in 1914, Hoffa was elected vice-president of the Teamsters in 1953 and became president five years later. Hoffa remained president from 1958 until 1967, when he was convicted of jury tampering and mail fraud. Richard Nixon commuted his 13-year sentence in 1971, barring him from union activity until 1980. Hoffa disappeared in July of 1975, while seeking to regain control of the Teamsters.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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