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Reminiscences of David D. Beck : oral history, 1978.

Creator: Beck, David D., 1894-
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 187 leaves. Tape 2 reels.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Labor executive.

Scope and Contents

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.


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