When the Lawrence YWCA decided it no longer wanted to house documents from early female immigrants Andover resident Eartha Dengler, a lover of history, decided the documents were too important to destroy. With them she began the Immigrant City Archives (later renamed the Lawrence History Center). She added materials, especially photos that she collected from other immigrants.
- Eartha Day: Former Andoverite Dengler Honored as Outstanding American. (winner of Outstanding American by Choice Initiative, awarded by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.) (photo) Andover Townsman September 17, 2009, p.1, 2.
- "Immigrant City Archives Founder Lauded for Preserving History", Eagle Tribune, September 20, 2009.
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