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Harvey, Fred H
Jane F Flynn
Bobbie a Pray
Baggage Area at Union Station
Postcard of Baggage Area at Union Station
Biography of Mary Elizabeth Colter (1869-1958), Architect and Designer
Information about artist Fred Geary, originally from Carrollton, Missouri. His woodcuts were featured in the Kansas City Woodcut Society portfolio as well as other places. Includes a photocopy of a biography...
Fred Harvey Restaurant
Interior view of the Fred Harvey Restaurant at the Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri. ''In the east wing of the Union Station, Kansas City adjoining the Grand Lobby, is the Restaurant. The decorations...
Frontier Jews of the Fred Harvey
September 3, 2010
Article tells the story of three "fascinating frontier Jews" discovered by the author while doing research for his book, "Appetite for America." Dave Benjamin and Herman Schweizer were both immigrants...
November 1, 2006
Article describes the history of the waitresses of the Harvey House restaurant chain, also known as "Harvey Girls," and their importance in the history of the western United States.
Harvey House Restaurant
File contains information about the Harvey House restaurants.
Harvey's Happy Girls
Short article about the history of Fred Harvey and his establishment of restaurants in train depots. Harvey opened his first railroad eating house in Topeka, Kansas, along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa...
In Their Best Bib and Tucker: The Harvey Girls
Article describing in depth the waitresses known as "Harvey Girls," who, from about 1876 to 1950, served as a positive and stable public image for the Santa Fe route-based restaurant company.
Kansas City Women of Independent Minds
Photo and bio of Mary Colter (1869~1957), "chief architect, designer, and decorator" for the Fred Harvey Company with "her office in Kansas City Union Station." Decorator and remodeler of the local Harvey...
Literally a Beehive of Activity under Union Station
Illustrations and description of the high level of activity at Union Station and its surroundings, including high volumes of mail, including bees and other zoo animals being shipped, railroad cargo, and...
Meals by Fred Harvey
History of the Fred Harvey Company restaurant chain established from Kansas City and Topeka to Santa Fe and California. Description of the company's important role in civilizing the West, starting in the...
Men of Affairs in Greater Kansas City, 1912: A Newspaper Reference Work
Photo and bio of Ford Harvey, "president of the great Fred Harvey System [of restaurants and hotels along the Southwestern railroads] and one of the receivers for the Metropolitan Street Railway Company...
Native Culture, Native Commerce
Review of show at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Notable Kansas Citians of 1915-1916-1917-1918
Photo and bio of Ford Harvey, head of the Fred Harvey Company restaurant and hotel chain, born in Leavenworth in 1866 and residing at 3617 Oak Street.
Passenger Terminals and Trains
Photos and descriptions of Union Station in comparisons to other major urban railroad stations across the country, also describing the Fred Harvey Company restaurant in the station.
Biographical sketch of Roland Ford, treasurer and assistant secretary of Fred Harvey, Incorporated, "restaurant operators on the Santa Fe Railroad," headquarted locally at the Kansas City Union Station....
Roland Ford, Sr., Dies: Former Treasurer of the Fred Harvey System Was 71
Obituary for Roland Ford, Sr., former treasurer for the Fred Harvey Company chain of restaurants, residing at 6327 Main Street, and dying at the age of 71. Description of his parents also, his mother being...
Teaching Nature, Culture, and History in the West
Article about the collaborative effort of scholars from Arizona State University and the Grand Canyon Association "to launch a public education project interpreting the significance of the Grand Canyon...
Those Harvey Girls Came with Railroad
Brief history of the Harvey Girls and their place in the movement to the West.
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