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William J Schafer Iii
John a Horner
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
"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...
''Whipped and Routed'' Blunt Strikes Marmaduke At Cane Hill
October 1, 2004
This article details information concerning the encounters between the Union Army and the Confederates in the area of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri and in particular the Battle of Cane Hill which...
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...
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....
Biography of Virgil Thomson (1896-1989), Composer and Music Critic
Block by Block: From Blueprint to Build-up
November 18, 2005
A 48-page supplement to the Kansas City Business Journal included in the November 18-24, 2005, v. 24, #11 issue. It features the redevelopment and building going on in the downtown Kansas City area including...
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.
Chu Strikes Just the Right Note For the Arts and Business
September 29-October 5, 2006
Profile of Jane Chu, incoming CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. She has degrees in piano performance and music education as well as a MBA from Rockhurst University and is persuing a doctorate...
Church Seeks Help After Lightning Strikes
January 5, 2005
Grace United Church at 811 Benton Boulevard offers many services to the community including a food pantry, after-school program and bus passes. The 98-year old building was struck by lightning last September...
Composer Returns, Strikes a Witty Note
April 1, 1982
Biographical article about Virgil Thomson, a native Kansas Citian and Pulitzer Prize-winning classical music composer. Co-composer of "two operas" with Gertrude Stein as an expatriate in Paris between...
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;...
Firemen in Jail: Chaos Reigned in Kansas City
Photo and article about the labor strike of Kansas City firefighters in 1980, resulting in the jailing of 700 of their total 850 and related issues and problems.
Former AWG Warehouse Manager says Union "Bent Over Backward"
Discusses the the events that led to the Teamsters strike against Associated Wholesale Grocers that began on April 1, 2000.
Jerry Mays Blames Labor Tie in Closing Building Firm Here
Biographical article about Jerry Mays, "Kansas City Chiefs defensive end and a vice-president in his family's construction company" at 3611 Main Street (Avery Mays Construction Company), closing the local...
Joe McNamara Talks about Strikes, fires, the Mafia, and Kojak
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Joseph McNamara, chief of the Kansas City Police Department (from 1973-1976), discussing the labor strike of police officers firefighters, presence organized...
Kansas City Construction Strike
Special issue of the magazine on the "second annual" Kansas City construction strike.
Discusses the plan of Kansas City Council to implement project labor agreements, a process in which building and other public projects would not be affected by strikes or labor stoppages.
Article about wage strikes at Kansas City Public Service Company, leading to complications with public transportation by bus and street car.
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