Donnelly Garment Company

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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.

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Ephemera

Application for membership to the Local No. 124 of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, filled out by Katie L. McKinsey, age 26. At the time of application on January 18, 1934, McKinsey was employed at Donnelly Garment Company and had been a sewing machine operator for 6 years.

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Photographs

Photograph of a Donnelly Garment Company picnic, hosted by Nell Donnelly Reed at Winnwood Beach. This photograph of the production maintenance personnel was taken by Anderson, KC. Winnwood Beach was once located near the intersection of Northeast Chouteau Trafficway and Interstate 35.

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Miscellaneous Documents

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.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Frederick F. Umhey's second 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, Umhey provides documentation of agreements between four textile industry associations in the United States.

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Photographs

Employees of The Donnelly Garment Company inspecting newly created clothing in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Photographs

Photograph of The Donnelly Garment Company 1936 Christmas Party, hosted by Nell Donnelly Reed at the Pla-Mor Ballroom.

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph of policemen restraining protestors 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.

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Photographs

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."

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Miscellaneous Documents

Edyth Stearns' 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, Stearns discusses ILGWU Local 114, the changes in wages paid and hours worked since its founding, and piece work pay rate negotiations between the union and local garment companies.

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Miscellaneous Documents

David Portnoy'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, Portnoy describes his positive experience as a manager of a St. Louis garment company operating with a union contract.

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Photographs

An employee of The Donnelly Garment Company creating embroidery on a Singer embroidery machine in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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