Collection SC228 - James R. Hoffa collection

John Kennedy to James Hoffa

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James R. Hoffa collection

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CA UVICARCH SC228

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  • 1959 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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(1913-)

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Jimmy Hoffa was a U.S. union leader. In 1952 he was elected an international vice president of the Teamsters Union, and in 1957 he became international president. Starting in 1957, Hoffa was the subject of government investigations which led to his imprisionment in federal prison in 1967. He retained presidency of the Teamsters. President Nixon commuted Hoffa's sentence in 1971. Hoffa disappeared in July 1975 and was declared legally dead in 1983.

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The collection consists of a copy of typed letter from Senator John F. Kennedy to James Hoffa responding to Hoffa's analysis of Kennedy's labour-management reform bill (#S. 1555), 1p. with copy of typescript "Inaccuracies in Hoffa... Analysis of the Labour-Management Reform Bill," 3pp. Printed copy of Hoffa's analysis of the bill, 2pp. Copy of Tls from Hoffa to Kennedy referring to "labor-baiters" and "union-busting " in context of the bill, 1p. Copy of typed "Response to Senator Kennedy's Defense of the Anti-Labour Provisions of the Kennedy Bill," 26pp. Copy of typed "The Hot Cargo Bank Would Make Every Teamster an Involuntary Strike Breaker," 5pp.

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james-r-hoffa-collection

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Revised by JF, July 19, 2013.

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  • English

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