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La Casa Latina (Sioux City, Iowa)

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0726

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1989 - 2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

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.

Extent

5.00 linear inches

Abstract

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.

Method of Acquisition

The records (donor no. 961) were donated by Marilyn Murphy in 2007.
Author
Lindsay Shannon, 2009.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

Contact:
100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5068
319-335-5900 (Fax)