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Elliott V Bell
Henry R Luce
Edward T Devine
"Like a Brilliant Thread"
Article recounts the December 1921 coal strike in southeast Kansas involving the "Amazon Army"- the wives, mothers, sisters, and friends of the striking mine workers. They led a series of marches to prevent...
A Creed for Labor
When Charles J. MacGowan announced his retirement to inactive status as president of the boilermakers' union, he expressed to a friend his own personal philosophy of life. Today, when labor groups are...
African Americans in the Local Meat Packing Industry
The role of African Americans in the local meat packing industry is discussed in Chapter 2 of the book. Describes the conditions under which they worked as well as labor union practices.
After the Stench Cleared: Prison Life and Labor at Leeds Farm
Paper prepared for the 1998 Missouri Conference on History discusses social welfare issues in Kansas City during the Progressive era using transient laborers or 'hobos" to illustrate the problems faced...
Obituary for Alfred Phillips, former city councilman and labor union business representative dying at the age of 69 at his farm home near Diamond, Missouri.
American's Last KCI Union Jobs Outsourced
November 15, 2012
Article announces the elimination of the final union jobs under American Airlines at Kansas City International Airport. The article discusses how the troubled airline's bankruptcy status allowed it to...
An Interview With Augustus Moore
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded June 23, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With Lounner Pemberton
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded May 20, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
An Interview With Richard Bolling
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III . Interview recorded October 1, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
B.E.U. Gearing up for Self-Sufficiency
September 23, 1977
News article about the Black Economic Union in Kansas City, a private corporation, but for ten years "supported predominantly by federal funds." The union was included in or affected by revitalization...
Bible College Aids Country Parishes
October 10, 1956
Various news about religious matters in the Kansas City area, including the new Bible College rural seminary and a speech at Municipal Auditorium by "Albert Whitehouse, director of the A. F. L.-C. I. O....
Biography of Joseph B. Shannon (1867-1943), Congressman
Black Firemen Here Form Own Organization
March 23, 1978
News article about the formation of "a new employee organization for blacks only" by local African American firemen. The union was called the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters...
Building Strike Begins: A Truck Halt
Article about the truckers' part of the construction workers' strike.
Building Strike Begins: Watch Inside
Article about the major construction workers' strike.
Corruption: Missouri Waltz
Article about the reformist investigation of various types of corruption in the latest session of the Missouri State Legislature, led by lawyer Charles Martin Hay, pointing out several suspicious labor...
Deaths: Max E. Sander
Photo and biographical article about Max Sander, "60, of 3225 St. John, labor leader" and "past president and business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 6." Native of...
Deaths: Miss Emily Burns
Obituary for Emily Burns, involved "in organizing the first local of the International Ladies Garment Workers union in 1933" in Kansas City, as well as being a member of the Women's Trade Union and other...
Dr. Ralph Bunche Praises UPWE-CIO; 'Equal Rights' Booklet Is Published
November 1, 1952
News article about a public congratulation of an anti-discriminatory policy of "the United Packinghouse Workers of America, CIO" (or UPWA-CIO) labor union by Ralph Bunche, "famed United Nations mediator...
Employee Strikes Weave an Historic Thread Through Kansas City
March 12, 2008
Article provides an historical overview of union labor strife in Kansas City; specifically three early labor strikes: 1889 Garment Makers Union walkout of the Swofford Brothers Shirt and Overall factory;...
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