For further research on the Forest City Strike of 1935
and the Drygoodsman Building, the following will provide a good start.
The Western Historic Manuscripts Collection (WHMC) at the University
of Missouri- St Louis Thomas Jefferson Library houses a microfilm
reel of the St Louis Labor Advocate bi-monthly newspaper
which discusses the strike. W.H.M.C. also has in its collection the
photos of Paul Preisler, which capture the strike and others around
the time period.
Another good source is the St. Louis Mercantile library, also located
in the Thomas Jefferson Library at U.M.S.L. Information can be found
in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat newspaper clippings
under the International Ladies Garment Workers Union folders. To get
a better understanding of the strike and other events relating to
women’s unions see Katherine Corbett’s In Her Place
(St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society Press, 1999).
For more information on the Drygoodsman Building, go to the Landmarks
Association of St. Louis webpage at http://stlouis.missouri.org/501c/landmarks/enhanced00.html.
To find out more about the architect Albert B. Groves, go to http://stlouis.missouri.org/501c/landmarks/architects12.html.