The Harvey Girls' Multicultural Workforce

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January 31, 2016, 2:00 PM CT

Presented by Michaeline Chance-Reay

The Fred Harvey Company not only hired recent immigrants to work in their famous Harvey House restaurants, they actively recruited them. Eventually African American workers became a part of the workforce, and during World War II American Indians and Mexican Americans were hired as well. This restaurant work along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad lines provided reputable work for women who had few choices in the workforce. This presentation will explore the job duties and working conditions of Harvey Girls from 1876 to the early 1950s.

Santa Fe Trail Center
1349 K156 Hwy
Larned, KS 67550-5347
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Sponsored by: Santa Fe Trail Center

For more information about this event, please contact:
Becca Hiller
(620) 285-2054