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Edna Flynn

Item

Title

Edna Flynn

Description

Letter by factory worker expressing her satisfaction with working conditions, including paid holidays and a company-sponsored Christmas party.

Creator

Contributor

n/a

Date Original

Undated

Location

Kansas City, Missouri

Collection name

James A. Reed Collection, K0443

Identifiers

Box 34

Source

The State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City

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The Donor hereby gives and assigns to the University all rights of copyright which the Donor has in (a) the Materials and (b) in such of his works as may be found among any collections of Materials received by the University from others.

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Text

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Letter

Transcript

Dear Sir:-

The Donnelly Garment Co. is a grand place to worke [work], because it is clean. The washrooms are nice, and clean always. Where we work is as comfortable as it can be made and the floors are also clean. Other places I have worked have not been. We also are paid for holidays and are given five dollars at Xmas and a party for children. There are many things to said for the good of anyone employed by Donnelly’s and I can only say, “I like my job”.
Edna Flynn