About Colleen Theisen

Outreach and Instruction Librarian. Lover of coffee, as well as 19th century photography, painting, tourism and print.

Migration is Beautiful Website Premieres at 2016 National LULAC Convention

Janet Weaver holding a Migration is Beautiful posterJuly 12th was the kickoff for the 2016 National LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) convention. Janet, assistant curator here at the IWA, attended the conference to promote “Migration is Beautiful,” a new website featuring vignettes, oral history interview clips, memoirs, letters, and  photographs from the IWA’s Mujeres Latinas Project.

The new website highlights the experiences and contributions Latinas and Latinos have made to the state of Iowa. It also hosts an interactive map that shows the migration of Latinos through Iowa during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Recently, Hola Iowa, a news outlet focusing on Latinos in the Midwest, featured a vignette and photos from the Migration is Beautiful website.

We are very proud of Janet, and can’t wait to hear more about the convention when she returns!


Janet Weaver and the Migration is Beautiful display



Special Collections News & Updates 7/22/2016

Janet Weaver in front of Migration is Beautiful displayNewsfeed: Update on the Music Library Move: http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/rbml/2016/07/22/were-moving/ Pomerantz Business Library’s 2015-2016 Infographic:  http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/biz/2016/07/14/pomerantz-business-library-a-look-back-at-fy-2016/ Migration is Beautiful Website Premieres at the 2016 National LULAC Convention July 12th was the kickoff for […]

Special Collections News & Updates 7/15/2016

18 people processing papersNewsfeed: UI Librarians Serving the Iowa Library Association: http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/news/2016/07/11/ui-librarians-serving-the-iowa-library-association/ 1960’s Exhibition featured in the University of Iowa Alumni Magazine: http://www.iowalum.com/magazine/digital/july16.cfm YouTube Series If Books Could Talk finishes final episode: http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/speccoll/2016/07/12/youtube-series-if-books-could-talk-finishes-final-episode/ How an Obsolete […]

Special Collections News and Updates 7/1/2016

Image of teachingNewsfeed: 50 years of Star Trek on Display: http://www.thegazette.com/subject/life/people-places/50-years-of-star-trek-on-display-20160617 Old Capitol Museum celebrates 40 years on National Historic Registry: http://now.uiowa.edu/2016/06/old-cap-landmark Bringing Special Collections into Today: Recent library renovations focus on openness: […]

Special Collections News & Updates 6/17/2016

Migration is Beautiful Title ImageNewsfeed: Library Field Responds to Orlando http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/06/public-services/library-field-responds-to-orlando-tragedy/#_ Statement on the Orlando Shooting from SAA President Dennis Meissner https://offtherecord.archivists.org/2016/06/15/statement-on-the-orlando-shooting/ University of Iowa moving forward with $60M art museum http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/education/university-of-iowa/2016/06/06/university-iowa-moving-forward-60m-art-museum/85498698/ Engineering the Bike – New […]

Special Collections News & Updates 6/3/2016

Snapchat iconsNewsfeed: A look back at the “Meet the Manuscript” workshop: http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/speccoll/2016/06/03/meet-the-manuscript/ Riverside Theater will return to City Park for Pericles June 17-July 10: http://www.riversidetheatre.org/returningtothepark Salisbury House in Des Moines presents King […]

Meet the Manuscript

Manuscript writingBy Heather Wacha 28 beaver fur hats. 6 panels of tapestries. Wool from Flanders. Silks, cloths and linens. Furniture, paintings, and sculptures. Gold and Silver. All manner of carriages.   […]