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Reed, Nell Donnelly
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Sherry Lamb Schirmer
"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...
''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945
The B-25 bomber was crucial to the war effort during World War II and many of these bombers were made in North American Aviation's Kansas City, Kansas facility. "This article describes the origin and development...
'Like an Earthquake'
February 20, 2013
Article reports on a large natural gas explosion in the Country Club Plaza that injured at least 16 people and destroyed the iconic JJ's Restaurant at 48th Street and Belleview Avenue. The force of the...
200 Mothers and Babies of the Hot City to Be Guests at R. A. Long's Million-Dollar Farm
Article with several illustrations and descriptions of the buildings and grounds under construction in a project "to combine philanthropy with farming," including a water tower and workers' cottages, a...
50 Years of Goodwill. ..and Four of the Many Lives It Has Brightened
History of the organization and brief profiles of some workers.
A 102-Unit Projection to Investors Here
A Forgotten Legacy: Hundreds of Foreign Miners Were Ostracized by Their Communities
Story about the rioting in 1917 at the St. Louis Refining & Smelting Company plant in Flat River, involving violence against foreign mine workers from Eastern Europe by Americans fearing the World War...
A Legend in the Dining Industry
April 24, 2007
The Gilbert/Robinson restaurant company hasn't existed since the mid-1990s, but a reunion of employees is to be held April 28, 2007, in Overland Park. The restaurants associated with Gilbert/Robinson in...
A Look at Slavery in Missouri
Article about the institution of slavery in Missouri and its distinctions from that in the Deep South, including the distribution of black slave families and treatment of black slave agricultural workers....
A New Commission Firm
Photos and article about the "George Holmes Live Stock Commission Company" and its president, George Holmes, and other workers with offices in the Live Stock Exchange Building. Description of George's...
A New Leaf for Rehab Institute
January 5, 2013
Article describes the establishment and operations of the new RIKC Book Store. Rick Caplan, director of RIKC's new business development, is interviewed and provides details concerning its partnership with...
A Plan to Meet Disaster
Article regarding the necessity of trained workers for employment in flood control and relief work over untrained volunteers.
A Tough Nut to Crack: Unionization and the Donnelly Garment Company
Article describes attempts by the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) to organize the Donnelly Garment Company in Kansas City. The author argues that the long battle between the company...
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
Affordable Housing in Rhythm with Downtown
November 30-December 6, 2007
Article discusses need for affordable or "work force" housing in downtown Kansas City. The development of restaurants and entertainment businesses downtown requires more service workers whose wages generally...
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 Asencion Hernandez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded December 22, 1977. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has typed guide to contents....
An Interview With Elvira Ramirez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Date of interview unknown. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has a typed list of contents.
An Interview With Esther Rocha
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded June 26, 1978. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has typed list of contents....
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