The Center for Dubuque History (CDH) provides leadership and direction to faculty, staff, students, and the public in the systematic study of local and regional history. Our objectives are:
The Center contains numerous and varied sources for Dubuque area history. Among them are:
Donations in the form of physical materials or digitized copies are always welcome. If you have materials pertaining to the history of the Dubuque area such as photos, postcards, maps, diaries, letters, and playbills, or anything that documents the community, please consider donating them to the CDH so we can make them available to future researchers. Donations may be tax deductible; please contact a tax professional for further guidance.
The CDH is open to the public, see above for our posted hours. Anyone interested in Dubuque area history is welcome to use the material assembled in the collection. Because of the unique and/or archival nature of the materials in the collection, they do not circulate but can be scanned or copied. Photocopy/scanning services are available for a fee. We enjoy helping researchers find the information they are looking for, but do charge a fee for research requests that will take longer than 20 minutes to answer.
The Center for Dubuque History is located in the lower level of the Miller Academic Resource Center (MARC) on the Loras College campus.
Fall 2022 Hours:
August 29 to October 7
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
October 8 to 23
The CDH/LCA is closed when the Library is closed. Please check the Library Hours page for dates we will be closed or open for limited hours.