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Modesta and Genero Garnica papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0885

Scope and Contents

The Modesta and Genero Garnica papers date from 1947-2004 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The papers are arranged in three series: Family history, Josephine Garnica Moreno, and Sue Moreno. The Family history series contains a 2004 DVD, 'Garnica Christmas Reunion', which uses photographs, music, and narration to explore the history of the family throughout twentieth-century Iowa. Also included are photographs of Genero, Modesta, and their eight children. The Josephine Garnica Moreno series includes Moreno's calendar, and correspondence she received from Mexico and Panama between 1947 and 1977. The Sue Moreno series contains brochures from 2001-2002, and photographs.

Dates

  • 1949-2004

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Modesta Lopez Garnica (1901-1974) and Genero Garnica (1896-1973) were born in Mexico, and married in 1915. By 1918 they had immigrated to Kansas, where their eight children were born. Carmen (b. 1918), Joseph (b. 1919), Mary (b. 1921), Julia (b. 1922), Rosie (b. 1924), Josephine (b. 1926), Margaret (b. 1928), and Gabriel (b. 1929) were raised in Davenport, where Genero Garnica worked in a steel plant and the Oscar Mayer packing plant. At a 1986 family reunion, a Quad City TImes journalist observed that the family Modesta and Genero Garnica founded had grown to include eight children, thirty-one grandchildren, fifty-nine great grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, included members of Belgian, German, and Welsh ancestry, and spanned the Midwest.

Extent

2.50 linear inches

1 DVD. other_unmapped

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Davenport family that emigrated from Mexico in the 1910s.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 910 and 925) were donated by Sue Moreno and Ed Moreno in 2003 and subsequent years.
Status
Completed
Author
Christina Jensen, Shirley Ratliff, 2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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)