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Guide to the La Casa Latina (Sioux City, Iowa)

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1989 - 2007
Creator: La Casa Latina (Sioux City, Iowa)
Extent: 5.00 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0726
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Non-profit organization that helped recent Latino immigrants and non-English speakers in the Siouxland area obtain human services, healthcare, housing, and other basic needs.

Access: The records are open for research.

Use: Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The records (donor no. 961) were donated by Marilyn Murphy in 2007.

Preferred Citation: Iowa Women Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason

La Casa Latina, Inc. was a non-profit organization in Sioux City, Iowa, which helped its clients obtain human services, healthcare, housing, and other basic needs. The main purpose of La Casa Latina was to provide assistance to recent Latino immigrants and limited or non-English speakers in the Siouxland area. Services were provided primarily by volunteers in the form of direct aid such as translation and interpretation services and educational programs, referral to outside services and agencies, and advocacy. La Casa Latina described itself as a "self-help and self-determined ethnic center" set up to create self-sufficiency and integration for the Latino community. The organization operated under the name La Casa Latina from 1989 until 2007, when it joined the Mary J. Treglia Community House in Sioux City.

The records of La Casa Latina date from 1989 to 2007 and measure 5 linear inches. The records include board of directors minutes, financial records, United Way applications, and information about the Family Development, Home/School Liaison, interpreter, and other programs of La Casa Latina.  Also included is information about the Latino Center, a separate organization that preceded La Casa Latina.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: La Casa Latina

  • Series 1: La Casa Latina
  • Box 1:
  • General information - 1989-2007
  • Administrative files - 1989-1990
  • Administrative files - 1991-1992
  • Administrative files - 1993-1994
  • Administrative files - 1995-1996
  • Administrative files - 1999-2006
  • Latino Center - 1989-1990