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Scott County Young Democrats newsletter, 1959. Mexican Americans held most of the leadership positions in the Scott County Young Democrats in 1959.

Type: Newsletter

Newspaper clipping on Anthony and Florence Terronez's community service contributions

Type: Newspaper Clipping

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Jesse Vargas, brother of Henry Vargas and President of UAW Local 377, speaking to union members. UAW represented foundry workers in the Quad Cities, 1959.

Type: Photograph

Iowa Governor Harold Hughes (center) with former migrant workers José and Irene Guzman (right) after signing the 1967 Iowa migrant child labor law..

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Article "Ain't I a Woman?" was written in August 1970 by Iowa City feminists about Mexican American women picketing the Oscar Mayer plant in Davenport, Iowa, to protest discriminatory hiring practices.

Davenport Mexican Americans protest discriminatory hiring practices.
Dolores Carillo Garcia interviewed by Iowa City feminists about her decision to picket the Oscar Mayer plant in August 1970.

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Henry Vargas with Cesar Chavez in 1992 when received the Pacem in Terris award for peace and freedom at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, 1992.
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