The Harvey Girls' Service with Style

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December 1, 2012, 1:00 PM CT

Presented by Michaeline Chance-Reay

In 19th-century Kansas, single women had few choices when it came to reputable work. The Harvey Girl was considered more than a waitress, providing professional and stylish service in the Harvey House chain of restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad lines from 1876 to the early 1950s. This presentation will explore the job duties, pay scales, and working conditions of Harvey Girls and compare them with other occupations available for single women during that time period.

United Methodist Church, University UMC
1623 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
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Sponsored by: United Methodist Church, University UMC

For more information about this event, please contact:
Debra Hayes
(785) 296-5000