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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of David D. Beck
RLIN number: NXCP86-A20
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood occupations in Seattle, early 1900s; efforts building Teamsters International Union, 1919-57, organizer, executive vice president, 1947-52, general president 1952-57; chairman, Teamsters' Western Conference; organizing tactics, administrative structures, philosophy of trade unionism; relationship of labor and national economy; relationship of Teamsters and other unions. Impressions of Jimmy Hoffa, John L. Lewis, Dan Tobin.
Extent: Transcript: 187 leaves, Tape: 2 reels
Restrictions: Access: Closed. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Beck, David D., 1894-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1894
Speaker occupation: Labor executive
Age at speaking: 84
Document date: 1978
Interviewer: Nackman, Mark E.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Labor unions--Officials and employees; Labor unions--United States; North America; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Beck, David D., 1894-; International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016498-11941