International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union Records

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2 linear feet (2 SB)

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.

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