Modesta and Genaro Garnica papers
Scope and Contents
The Modesta and Genaro 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 Genaro, 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.
- Garnica family (Family)
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Modesta Lopez Garnica (1901-1974) and Genaro 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 Genaro 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 Genaro 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.
2.50 linear inches
1 DVD. boxes
Language of Materials
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.
- 20th century
- Archives (groupings)
- Blue collar workers
- Davenport (Iowa)
- Family reunions
- Garnica family
- Garnica, Genero, 1896-1973
- Garnica, Modesta Lopez, 1901-1974
- Hispanic American families
- Hispanic American women
- Immigrant families
- Personal papers
- Video recordings
- Garnica family (Family)
- Christina Jensen, Shirley Ratliff, 2018
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository
100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU