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Neal Worden Moore


Neal Worden Moore, American archivist. Recipient Neal Moore Ozark Labor Leaders endowment, 1998, Midwest Archives Conference President award, 2000, Expression of Appreciation award Missouri American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 2000; Transatlantic Foundation scholar, 1951.


Moore, Neal Worden was born on September 7, 1915 in Hanston, Kansas, United States. Son of Henry Worden M. and Evaline Kathryn McTaggart.


Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Washburn University, 1943.


Editor, public Lewis (Kansas) Press, 1938. Linotype operator Topeka Daily Capital, 1939-1953. President Topeka Typographical Union # 158, 1947-1948, Topeka Federation Labor, 1949-1950.

Editor, public Union Labor Recording, Springfield, Missouri, 1953-1966. Editor, business manager Kansas City Labor Beacon, 1966-1974. Adjunct faculty Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, since 1995, founder, director Ozarks Labor Union Archives, since 1981.


  • Author: Labor Unions in the Ozarks, 1990. Co-author: (chapter) Labor History Archives in the United States, 1992.


Board directors Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, 1949-1950, Community Chest, Springfield, 1960-1964, Foundation of Ozarks, since 1993, City Park Board, Springfield, 1954-1960. With United States Army, 1944-1945. Member Illinois Labor History Society, Kansas City Area Archivists, Ozarks Labor History Society (president since 1980), Midwest Archives Conference, Society Professional Journalists, International Typographical Union, Ozarks Labor History Society (president 1980-1995).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, performing arts, dance, reading, gardening.


Married Edith Eleanor Hollingsworth, December 27, 1939 (deceased July 1985). Children: Nancy, Daphne, Cynthia.

Henry Worden M.

Evaline Kathryn McTaggart

Edith Eleanor Hollingsworth

Nancy Moore

Daphne Moore

Cynthia Moore