This is not the history of just one family. Eighty years after her grandmother Jesusita arrived in the US, Jane Shanahan arrived at UNL with a collection of documents that she wanted to translate. The result of that initial effort is this digital archive that brings together the documents and personal correspondence of some members of three generations of the same family. This is an interdisciplinary, collaborative and bilingual project that allows us to learn about language, culture, and society. While manipulating these objects, we can learn about different aspects of Mexican American experience in the Midwest.