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Teamsters Archives

1904 Constitution and By-Laws of the International Brotherhood of TeamstersThe George Washington University and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters launched an initiative in 2008 to build an educational and research environment to explore the role that the American labor movement in general, and the Teamsters in particular have played in the history of the United States. The records of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters serve as a foundational collection to this initiative. Key aspects of this collaboration include an active archival program to acquire, arrange, preserve, and provide access to historically-significant materials documenting American labor history; rotating exhibits; academic courses; a state-of-the-art reading room; and meeting spaces for the Teamsters and members of the GW community.


Screenshot of Jimmy Hoffa being interviewed taken from "Jimmy Hoffa Indiana Teamsters Election"The Teamsters archives include IBT publications, convention proceedings, documentary materials from the various IBT departments, trade divisions and area conferences, photographs, films, and video/audio tape reels and cassettes. Digital copies of the film and microfilm material are available from anywhere in the world. All other material must be viewed onsite. You can begin your research by viewing this timeline of Teamsters' history.



The podium in the Labor History Research Center and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters logo on the wall behind itThe Labor History Research Center maintains and provides access to the archives of the one of the largest and most occupationally diverse labor unions in North America, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). Gelman Library's Special Collections is also the home to a large number of manuscript and book collections related to labor. Officially launched in October 2010, the Center is located on the 7th floor of the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library, The George Washington University, 2130 H Street NW, Washington DC, 20052. A permanent exhibit celebrating IBT history in terms of identity, community and solidarity is open to members, retirees and the general public.




A screenshot taken on December 12, 2019 of teamster.org, the home webpage of the International Brotherhood of TeamstersTeamster.org is the main site for the Teamsters with a wealth of information available. The website posts news, events and a wide range of coverage of issues relevant to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

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