Specific to Mexicans in Iowa
George T. Edson, "Iowa and Wisconsin," George T. Edson Field Reports, 1927, Paul S. Taylor papers, BANC MSS 84/38c (microfilm 2414), Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Jorge F. Garcia, "Chicanos in Iowa," in Conoceme en Iowa: The Official Report of the Governor's Spanish Speaking Task Force (Des Moines, 1977), 4.
Teresa García, "Mexican Room: Public Schooling and the Children of Mexican Railroad Workers in Fort Madison, Iowa, 1923-1930" (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa, 2008), p. 114.
Omar Valerio-Jimenéz, "Racializing Mexican Immigrants in Iowa's Early Mexican Communities," Annals of Iowa, Vol. 75 (2016).
Janet Weaver, "From Barrio to 'Boicoteo!': The Emergence of Mexican American Activism in Davenport, 1917-1970," Annals of Iowa, Vol. 68 (2009).
Supplementary reading on Mexicans in the Midwest
Francisco E. Balderrama and Raymond Rodriguez, Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s (Albuquerque, NM, 1993).
Lilia Fernandez, Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago (Chicago 2012).
Manuel Gamio, Mexican Immigration to the United States: A Study of Human Migration and Adjustment (University of Chicago Press, 1930).
David Gutierrez, Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the Politics of Ethnicity (Berkeley, CA, 1995).
Michael Innis-Jimenéz, Steel Barrio: The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940 (New York, 2013).
Kathleen Mapes, Sweet Tyranny: Migrant Labor, Industrial Agriculture, and Imperial Politics (Urbana and Champagne, IL, 2009).
Carey McWilliams, North from Mexico: The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States (J.B. Lippincott Company, 1949).
Jim Norris, North for the Harvest: Mexican Workers, Growers, and the Sugar Beet Industry (St. Paul, MN, 2009).
Dennis Nodín Valdés, Al Norte: Agricultural Workers in the Great Lakes Region, 1917-1970 (Austin, TX, 1991).
Dionicio Nodín Valdés, Barrios Norteños: St. Paul and Midwestern Mexican Communities in the Twentieth Century (Austin, TX, 2000).
Zaragosa Vargas, Proletarians of the North: A History of Mexican Industrial Workers in Detroit and the Midwest, 1917-1933