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Africa Espina Canoe

Area resident Africa Espina rode a canoe into her damaged Mosquito Flats home on June 14, 2008. Photo Courtesy: Africa Espina.

Antonio, Chief of the Igorrotes

By Kimberly Sheehy The Igorots were among one of the largest tribes that Taft had sent to the World’s Fair. The image of Antonio, Chief of the Igorot people, displays him using a typewriter.1 The use of the typewriter disrupts the fairgoers…

Assistant Curator of the Iowa Women's Archives Janet Weaver discusses the IWA connects to the broader community in Iowa

Janet Weaver is the assistant curator of the Iowa Women?s Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries and a doctoral student in the History Department where her research focuses on U.S. labor and Latina/o history in Iowa. Since the 1970s she has…

Auguste Chouteau

Auguste Chouteau, a fur trader from the 19th century, described the founding of Iowaville. According to historians Michael Green and Saul Schwartz, several Ioway families relocated to Iowaville to improve access to French, British and Spanish trade…