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James B. Morrissey Papers

Identifier: LP001358
Abstract As a member of the National Maritime Union (NMU), James Morrissey worked to combat corruption within the union, initiating a series of lawsuits charging NMU administration with funds misappropriation and civil liberties violations. Mr. Morrissey's papers document the lawsuits brought against the NMU and reflect Mr. Morrissey's interest in resisting union corruption.

Jimmy Hoffa FBI Files

Identifier: LP001822
Overview Jimmy Hoffa (1913-1982) was born in Brazil, Indiana. He was heavily involved with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters between the years 1932-1971, first as an organizer and then serving as the union’s general president from 1958-1971. He played a major role in the development of the union, securing the first national agreement for teamsters’ rates in 1964. In 1964, Hoffa was convicted of jury tampering, attempted bribery, and fraud. Hoffa was imprisoned in 1967, but released in 1971 in...

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