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    Luis Argueta's AbUSed Documentary Interview Collection

    A collection of unedited, full interviews are now available on the Luther College Archives Vimeo page from Luis Argueta's documentary, AbUSed: The Postville Raid.

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    Five Year Anniversary collection

    Crowd gathers at the federal court house in Cedar Rapids for the five year anniversary of the Postville raid

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    Photo from Nina Taylor

    Street Dancers from the Taste of Postville celebration

  • WEB Northeast Iowa Synod Bishop Steven Ullestad, Rabbi Morris Allen, Dubuque Archbishop Jerome Hanus, detained minor Wendy Razem

    Julie Berg-Raymond Collection

    Members of the Northeast Iowa Synod at the Postville Rally, July 2008

  • WEB St. Bridget's Catholic Church

    Julie Berg-Raymond Collection

    Inside of St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Postville

Welcome to the Postville Project

The Postville Project works to collect, preserve and present the stories and materials related to the community of Postville, Iowa before, during and after the 2008 immigration raid at the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant.

Luther College and the University of Northern Iowa organized The Postville Project in an effort to preserve and exhibit the media and stories surrounding the 2008 immigration raid and the memories of the community both before and after that event.

The Postville Project allows users to contribute materials to the project, browse the collections maintained by the project, conduct research with a list of Related Resources and view raw video footage from Luis Argueta’s AbUSed: The Postville Raid documentary.