Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas

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Undated photograph of unidentified children and teenagers from the Mexican community in Kansas City, Kansas.

Undated photograph of an unidentified location showing railroad facilities in Kansas City, Kansas.

Undated photograph of unidentified railroad workers in Kansas City, Kansas. Railroad jobs brought many Mexican immigrants to Kansas City, Kansas.

Undated photograph of two Mexican women in Kansas City, Kansas.

Undated illustration of the Fowler Packing Company meatpacking plant in the Central Industrial District, adjacent to the Kansas City Stockyards.

Undated photograph of unidentified railroad workers laying tracks in Kansas City, Kansas. Railroad jobs brought many Mexican immigrants to Kansas City, Kansas.

Undated photograph of Mexican immigrants building a house in Kansas City, Kansas.

Document illustrating infrastructure project accomplishments in Kansas under the Works Progress Administration through December 1937. Accomplishments include 1352 thousand square yards of new sidewalks, 3051 new bridges, and thousands of miles of newly graded roads. More than 14,588 people per month worked 25 months on such projects.

Undated photograph of unidentified railroad workers in Kansas City, Kansas. Railroad jobs brought many Mexican immigrants to Kansas City, Kansas.

Undated aerial view of the Wilson & Co. meatpacking plant in the Armourdale area of Kansas City, Kansas.

Undated photograph of unidentified railroad workers in Kansas City, Kansas. Railroad jobs brought many Mexican immigrants to Kansas City, Kansas.

Illustration of adults and children performing tasks around the exterior of an Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad car. Railroad companies reused cars as housing for Mexican railroad workers, many of whom were recent immigrants could not find or afford more permanent housing.

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