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Photograph of a police officer restraining a protester at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. This image was 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. The sit-in turned into a riot as violence began between garment company workers, union protesters, and police. This photograph was taken near the back entrance of the building by Kansas City Journal-Post newspaper photographer George Cauthen.

Date: 
March 17th 1937

Photograph of protestors at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. This image was captured outside of the Grand Avenue Building, location of the Gordon Brothers Garment Company, Gernes Garment Company, and Missouri Garment Company building at 2617 Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard), Kansas City, Missouri. The sit-in turned into a riot as violence began between garment company workers, union protesters, and police.

Date: 
March 17th 1937

Photograph of protestors at a sit-in on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. This image was captured inside of the Grand Avenue Building, location of the Gordon Brothers Garment Company, Gernes Garment Company, and Missouri Garment Company building at 2617 Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard), Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken by Kansas City Journal-Post newspaper photographer George Cauthen.

Date: 
March 17th 1937

Photograph of protestors at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. This image was captured outside of the Grand Avenue Building, location of the Gordon Brothers Garment Company, Gernes Garment Company, and Missouri Garment Company building at 2617 Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard), Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken near the front entrance of the building by Kansas City Journal-Post newspaper photographer George Cauthen.

Date: 
March 17th 1937

Photograph of a police officers restraining protesters at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. This image was 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. The sit-in turned into a riot as violence began between garment company workers, union protesters, and police. This photograph was taken near the back entrance of the building by Kansas City Journal-Post newspaper photographer George Cauthen.

Date: 
March 17th 1937

Photograph of policemen arresting protestors at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. This image was captured outside of the Grand Avenue Building, location of the Gordon Brothers Garment Company, Gernes Garment Company, and Missouri Garment Company building at 2617 Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard), Kansas City, Missouri. The sit-in turned into a riot as violence began between garment company workers, union protesters, and police.

Date: 
March 17th 1937

Photograph of protestors waving at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. This image was 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. This photograph was taken near the front entrance of the building by Kansas City Journal-Post newspaper photographer George Cauthen.

Date: 
March 17th 1937

Photograph of police restraining a protestor at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. This image was 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. This photograph was taken near the back entrance of the building by Kansas City Journal-Post newspaper photographer George Cauthen.

Date: 
March 17th 1937

Photograph of the sewing department at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
1937

A form letter from International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) Director of Publicity Max D. Danish to garment merchandisers. Danish informs the recipients that the ILGWU has taken out an advertisement in the Kansas City Star, Kansas City Times, Kansas City Journal-Post and New York Women's Wear Daily relating to a "controversy concerning collective bargaining" between the Donnelly Garment Company and the ILGWU.

Date: 
June 17th 1937

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.

Date: 
May 27th 1937

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.

Date: 
June 22nd 1937

Mugshot, fingerprints, and physical description for Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, upon his transfer back to Leavenworth, including physical descripton and sentence information. Galatas was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy related to the Union Station Massacre.

Date: 
September 28th 1937

Judgement and sentencing document for John Luteran, Inmate #52956. Luteran was sentenced to three years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights.

Date: 
February 25th 1937

Bureau of Investigation parole report for John Luteran, Inmate #52956, which includes the names of his codefendants, details of his crime, and notes that he received a promotion in his city job in return for his election manipulation. Luteran was sentenced to three years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights.

Date: 
March 19th 1937

Bureau of Investigation parole report for Robert Strohm, Inmate #53421, which includes the names of his codefendants, details of his crime, and previous crimes and aliases, along with other information. Strohm was sentenced to two years and six months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
June 18th 1937

Parole report for Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422, which includes details of the case against him, including his codefendants and date of the crime. Maher was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
July 27th 1937

Report and statements regarding the investigation into the 1936 election fraud by the Honest Elections Committee of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City. The report supports the approval of the selected nominees for the Board of Election Commissioners.

Date: 
November 12th 1937

Letter from Chas. W. Dickey to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing the influence of the Pendergast machine and Kansas City politics through the state, and thanking him for his work to clean up government. Dickey writes that Stark's work "presages ... a brighter day in Missouri politics [and] will do much to insure honest elections and help clean up a rotten mess of corruption."

Date: 
October 1937

Unsigned letter to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, including a clipping from the Kansas City Times, regarding the demand to prosecute violations of election laws. The letter also mentions that Prosecutor Tom Graves intends to marry the widow of John Lazia.

Date: 
June 16th 1937

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