Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas

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Drawings

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

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Photographs

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

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Photographs

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

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Miscellaneous Documents

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.

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Photographs

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

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Photographs

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

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Photographs

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

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Photographs

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

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Photographs

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

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Photographs

Undated photograph of unidentified man posing with a guitar in traditional Mexican dress.

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Illustrations

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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Photographs

Undated, unidentified photograph of a home in Kansas City, Kansas. A car can be seen to the left of the house.

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