The purpose of the Center shall be to provide leadership and direction to faculty, staff, students and the public in the systematic study of local and regional history. The general objectives of the Center shall be:
The Center contains numerous and varied sources for Dubuque area history. Among them are:
Supplementary source material is also provided in the adjoining Loras College Library which contains over 350,000 items and is also a partial federal and state government document repository. Obviously, the value of the Center is commensurate to the documents it contains. If you have materials pertaining to the history of the Dubuque area (photos, post cards, maps, diaries, letters, and playbills, anything that documents the community) you would be serving the Center and its users by making a donation of these materials to the Center’s permanent archives. Such donations may be tax deductible.
The resources and facilities of the Center are open to the public. Anyone interested in Dubuque area history is welcome to use the material assembled in the collection. Because of the unique and/or archival nature the material does not circulate. Photocopy/scanning services are available for a fee. Because of limited staffing, any major or time consuming research requests via phone or email cannot be accommodated.
The Center for Dubuque History is located in the lower level of the Miller Academic Resource Center (MARC) on the Loras College campus.