The Southwest Regional Director of President Herbert Hoover's Employment Commission, J. F. Lucey, writes Governor Clyde Reed of Topeka (Shawnee County) to request cooperation with the commission's mission. Lucey requests that employers retain as many employees as possible and that cities establish central employment and transient labor offices. The letter further requests that railroad companies operating in Kansas return all transient Mexican laborers to Mexico and give preference to American laborers. Lucey suggests the Governor contact the railroad companies directly about this issue. See Governor Clyde Reed to railroad executives, November 20, 1930. See W. B. Storey, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, to Governor Clyde Reed, November 22, 1930.
Creator: Lucey, J. F.
Date: November 18, 1930
Item Number: 207811
Call Number: Governor's Records--Reed, Box 3 Folder 8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207811
Business and Industry - Railroad - Companies
Business and Industry - Railroad - Employees
Collections - State Archives - Governor's Records - Reed, Clyde M.
Date - 1930s - 1930
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Presidents - Hoover, Herbert
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Reed, Clyde Martin
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Reed, Gov. Clyde Martin
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929 - 1941
Transportation - Railroads - Employees
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters