International Ladies Garment Workers Union

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Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibit "A-39", James A. Reed's Breakfast Room

Photograph of James A. Reed and Nell Donnelly Reed's breakfast room in their home at 5236 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The caption reads, "#7 Breakfast room. Close-up of small table and chair in south east corner and window opening into sunroom. Camera pointing south. By Rich S. Welch, Operator."

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibit "A-38", James A. Reed's Breakfast Room

Photograph of James A. Reed and Nell Donnelly Reed's breakfast room in their home at 5236 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The caption reads, "#6 General view of breakfast room showing samll table and chair in south east corner near window. Opening into sunroom. Camera pointing south east. By Rich S. Welch, Operator."

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibit "A", ILGWU Announcement

A leaflet for the public, written by the Kansas City Joint Board of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU). The ILGWU requests that the public boycott the Donnelly Garment Company for denying of its workers "the rights and privileges, wage scales, and hours of work that prevail in every shop in the dress industry throughout the country." Included in the leaflet is a copy of a letter written from ILGWU Kansas City Joint Board Manager Wave Tobin to the Donnelly Garment Company on March 9, 1937 addressing concerns by the union.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibit "59", Supplemental Agreement

Supplemental Agreement provided in the agreement of May 27, 1937 between the Donnelly Garment Workers' Union and the Donnelly Garment Company at 1828 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Missouri. This supplement defines paid holidays, equal benefits amongst employees, and other agreements.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibit "58", Articles of Agreement

Articles of Agreement between the Donnelly Garment Workers' Union and the Donnelly Garment Company at 1828 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Missouri. At the time of the agreement, 1305 out 1333 Donnelly Garment Company employees were registered with the preceding union. This document defines the rates of pay, hours, election of union committees, and other labor issues.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibit "50", Donnelly Garment Company Promotional Pamphlet

A pamphlet showcasing six wardrobes from Nelly Don Soapsuds Fashions'. This specific document was mailed to Miss Adelaide Navious of 3028 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. The pamphlet also advertises Nelly Don Week, April 27 to May 3 at Emery, Bird, Thayer & Company at 1016-1018 Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard), Kansas City, Missouri.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibit "1", From Fred L. Smith to Donnelly Garment Company

A letter from Fred L. Smith of C. J. Gayfer & Company, Inc., Mobile, Alabama to the "Gentlemen" at Donnelly Garment Company (DGC). Upon receiving literature criticizing the DGC from the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), Smith urges DGC "to deal with your employees on a collective basis for a reasonable salary and reasonable working hours." Else, Smith warns that the ILGWU will make their accusations public, which would potentially force retailers to withdraw DGC products.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Excerpt of Examination of George Cauthen

An excerpt of the examination of George Cauthen by plaintiff attorney Mr. Depping. Cauthen, a former newspaper photographer for the Kansas City Journal-Post, is shown a series of 18 photographs by Depping and is asked to describe details about the pictures. These included photographs document a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. These images were captured outside of the Gordon Brothers Garment Company, Gernes Garment Company, and Missouri Garment Company building at 2617 Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard), Kansas City, Missouri.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Excerpt of Examination of Elizabeth Gates Reeves

An excerpt of the examination of Elizabeth Gates Reeves by Senator James A. Reed. Reeves, an employee of the Donnelly Garment Company, is shown a series of 27 photographs by Reed and is asked to describe details about the pictures. These included photographs include exterior and interior shots of the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri, occupied at the time by The Donnelly Garment Company beginning in 1928. Pictured are company parties, employees, and equipment.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Amended Bill in Equity

Amended bill in equity in Equity Case No. 2924: Donnelly Garment Company and Donnelly Garment Sales Company, Plaintiffs, vs. International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) and all members of said union as defendants in this class action. In this petition, the plaintiff asserts the ILGWU has been conspiring to force employees of the Donnelly Garment Company to join the defendant union. This bill in equity lists 39 statements from the plaintiff that outlines their case against the ILGWU and its members. The document then lists the requested injunctions.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Affidavit of Wave Tobin

Wave Tobin's affidavit in Equity Case No. 2924: Donnelly Garment Company and Donnelly Garment Sales Company, Plaintiffs, vs. International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) and all members of said union as defendants in this class action. In this affidavit, Tobin discusses the consolidation of multiple ILGWU locals, wage improvements in much of the industry, and his role with the local organizations.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Affidavit of Virginia Ousley Stroup

Virginia Ousley Stroup's affidavit in Equity Case No. 2924: Donnelly Garment Company and Donnelly Garment Sales Company, Plaintiffs, vs. International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) and all members of said union as defendants in this class action. In this affidavit, Stroup describes her experience working in the Donnelly Garment Company, addressing working hours and wages, the stress and pressure employees faced to speed up their work, and the company's practice of dropping piecework pay rates as efficiency increased.