Mujeres Latinas Project
The Iowa Women’s Archives received grants from the Iowa Historical Records Development Program, the University of Iowa President’s Office, and the State Historical Society, Inc. to record oral histories and gather written documents that chronicle the history of Iowa Latinas, their families, and communities. By the end of 2006, more than 100 oral histories had been recorded.
“Women at the Grassroots: Getting Out the Vote in Eastern Iowa” – November 2
The Iowa Women’s Archives, the UI Center for Human Rights, and the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office hosted a celebration of the 85th anniversary of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of Johnson County, social justice activist Sister Irene Muñoz, labor leader Doris Peick, and Republican party activist Charlotte Mohr were honored for their efforts to encourage others to participate in the political process.