|Dubuque History Collections||Collection Notes|
|365ink Magazine||Weekly paper detailing events happening in the Dubuque Area|
|American Association of University Women (AAUW)||Finding Aid|
|Adams, Matthias J. Collection||Finding Aid|
|Aerial Photographs of Dubuque and Surrounding Areas||Finding Aid|
|Antique Dubuque By M.M. Hoffman|
|Artifacts of Loras College and Dubuque||Inventory|
|Assessors Birth Records|
|Atlases - Local and Iowa||Finding Aid|
|Baptisms and Deaths from St. Philomena/Anthony and Mercy Asylum|
|Beach, James & Sons Collection||
James Beach and Sons was a soap making company located in Dubuque that operated between 1858 and 1930.
|Birthplace Of Iowa By The Telegraph Herald|
|Blueprints, Rolled Maps, and Aerial Photos Inventory||Inventory|
|Bonson, R. M.||
Mr. Bonson was an early settler of Dubuque. He served on the committee to settle land claims, was twice elected as Representative to the State Legislature, served on the County Board of Supervisors.
|Books, Ledgers, etc. in Archive||Inventory|
|Bryant School Records||
Originally the South Dodge Street School, the Bryant Elementary School has been in operation since 1869.
|Business & Professional Women's Club: Dubuque Chapter||Finding Aid|
|Business Times Newsletter|
|Butt, William Collection||
William Butt is the grandson of W. M. Hanson, who established the Dubuque Fruit Company. After graduating from Dubuque Senior Highschool he attended the University of California at Berkeley, served in WWII, and returned how to work at the Otis Elevator Company. The collection includes information about W. M. Hanson & Sons Co., Nick Paradiso, Connie Butt, and Shirlee A. Schroder.
|Carnegie Stout Public Library|
|Carroll Co., Il. Nuclear Station|
|Cassat Family Collection||
A collection of books, photographs, paintings, and other miscellaneous items owned by the Cassat family.
|Central High School History Projects||Finding Aid|
|Civil Service Examinations|
|Dubuque Clio Club||Finding Aid|
|James C. Collier Collection||
James Collier (1869-1947) of Dubuque received a graduate degree in chemistry from John Hopkins University. James returned to Dubuque after his marriage to Susan Adams in 1895 where he worked at Carr, Ryder, and Engler Company. The company was reorganized in 1899 and renamed Carr, Adams and Collier Company. Collier served as the company's vice-president and president.
|Communicable Diseases Report Book|
|Connolly Family Collection||
Thomas Connolly moved to Dubuque in 1858 and formed Connolly & Roberts, a successful manufacturer of carriages, wagons, and sleighs. In 1903 Thomas passed and his son, Maurice Connolly, took over the company. In 1905 the company began producing chassis for the Adams-Farewell automobile. Maurice successfully ran for Congress in 1912 where he served for one term. He enlisted during WWI and served a captain then major in the Aviation Corps and flew in the "flying circuses" to raise money for the Liberty Loan program.
|Cooper, A.A. Collection||
Augustin A. Cooper was an early settler of Dubuque and the famed creator of the "Old Reliable" wagon which was used for transportation around the world. The collection also includes information about his granddaughter, the actress Virginia Cooper Gilmore and other Cooper family members.
|Cooper, Helen Mercer||42 boxes of colored slides 'vacation pictures' from Dr. Samuel Mercer. Part of the A. A. Cooper Collection.|
|Coughlin, Fr. Charles|
|County/City Authority||Finding Aid|
|D.A.C.C.C.R.||Dubuque Area Citizens Council on Community Relations|
|David Dahlquist Madison Street Steps Collection||Finding Aid|
|Doherty/Schwinn Collection||Finding Aid|
|Dubuque And Its Neighborhood|
|Dubuque Area Christians United Records||Finding Aid|
|Dubuque Area Postcard Collection||Inventory|
|Dubuque Building And Loan||1923-67, 1979-81|
|Dubuque Catholic Schools: Shared Time 1965-72||Finding Aid|
|Dubuque Centennial Committee||Finding Aid|
|Dubuque Chamber Of Commerce||Finding Aid|
|Dubuque County Auditor||Finding Aid|
|Dubuque County Directories||Available online|
|Dubuque County Fine Arts Players|
|Dubuque County Fine Arts Society|
|Dubuque County Voting, Elections, Insurance, and Tax Assessments||Finding Aid|
|Dubuque Enterprise Papers|
|Dubuque Human Rights Commission Minutes 1982-83|
|Dubuque Humane Society||Finding Aid|
|Dubuque Literary Association||
Includes: Dubuque Ladies Literary Association, Young Men's Library Association, Dubuque Art Association, as well as miscellaneous others.
|Dubuque Musicians Protective Association||
The DMPA, Local #289, was formed in 1903 in affiliation with the American Federation of Musicians to provide services to instrumental musicians in the Dubuque Area. Other names for the association were: Dubuque Musicians Union and Dubuque Musicians Association.
|Dubuque Newsfile 1965-67|
|Dubuque On The Mississippi By Fr. Wilkie||Research files for the book|
|Dubuque School District Annual Reports 1942-64||Finding Aid|
|Dubuque Senior High School Newspapers & Sports Programs||Inventory|
|Dubuque Star Brewery|
|Dubuque: Frontier River City||Production Files|
|Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge Company||Finding Aid|
|Durrant Group Project Slides|
|East Dubuque PTA Records||
Minutes, Treasurers Reports, Bingo Receipt books, and Membership books from 1929-1980.
|Evans, Mary Ellen Collection|
Louis Fautsch Sr. was a police judge for the City of Dubuque and founded the City's first Alcoholics Anonymous group. He established the Fautsch Alcoholism Treatment Center at Mercy Hospital and help found alcoholism treatment centers throughout the Midwest.
|Federation For Local Musicians|
|Fire & Police/ Civil Service/ Urban Renewal|
|First National Bank||Finding Aid|
|Five Flags Theater Collection||
Documents from 1977-1980.
|Flood Insurance 1983|
|Fluetsch, Donald (Sternwheel Don)|
Fly-by-Night was co-founded by Doug Donald and Lenore Howard in 1982 to foster diverse theatrical opportunities for artists and audiences alike.
|Frank Richardson Mss. Coll.|
|Friendship Force Dubuque Chapter|
Records of the Railroad Retirement Club
|Gannon Mental Health Association||Finding Aid|
|Gannon Mental Health Center||Finding Aid|
|General Assembly Books|
|German Newspapers Translated by Downing|
|Grand Opera House Collection||Finding Aid|
|J.C. (Jules) Gregoire Family Collection||Finding Aid|
Bob Gribben was a well known disc jockey with radio station KDTH for more than 40 years starting with his own radio show at age 9. He most popular program was "Stairway to the Stars". He also was responsible for the concept of "Sock Hops" in the Dubuque area.
|Griffin Catholic Worker House Collection|
Bendetta Guinta enlisted in the Navy in 1942 as an ensign and was promoted to the rank of full lieutenant during World War II in Europe. She shared in a unit commendation from the president in regard to exceptional work done during her naval service and received an honorable discharge in 1947. After the war she studied with Dubuque artist, Criss Glasell.
|Halliburton, Louise||Louise Halliburton was a pacifist, an activist, and an artist. She is best known for her seven year silent vigil held in Washington Park to protest the Vietnam War.|
|Hamilton, Fr. Philip A.|
|Harpers Weekly 1865|
|Heritage Trail||Finding Aid|
|Local School Year Books||
This collection includes both high schools and colleges located in Dubuque.
|Hillcrest Family Services Archives||
Includes Reflections in the Park.
|Msgr. M.M. Hoffman Collection||Finding Aid|
|Hoffmann Family Items||Finding Aid|
|Hoffmann- Schneider Funeral Records Inventory||Inventory|
|Iowa State Dept. Of Health: Premarital Exams|
|Iowa Street Parking Ramp||Finding Aid|
|John F. Kennedy Files||
Clippings from local and national newspapers and magazines.
|Daughters of the American Revolution: Julien Dubuque Chapter||Finding Aid|
|Julien Dubuque Collection||Finding Aid|
|Kempker Collection||Finding Aid|
|Kilburg Family Collection|
|Klauer Glass Plate Negatives||Available in our Digital Collections|
|Klauer, John: City Council||
John Klauer was a founding member of the Committee for Civic Responsibility, the group that led the movement for change in Dubuque's ward system of government in 1980.
|Kretschmer-Tredway Company Collection||
The Kretschmer Manufacturing Company was founded in 1907 by Herbert and Frederick Kretschmer to manufacture plumbing and heating supplies and had a specialty in bath trap and double flush water closets. In 1911 they bought out Tredway and Sons to form the Kretschmer-Tredway Company. The company was purchased in 1998 and renamed First Supply Dubuque. The collection also includes items from their father, Charles Kretschmer, who was a teacher/principle at the Fifth Ward School from 1853 to 1897.
|Kruse, Len Collection|
|Kurt, Martin B. Railroad Collection||
Materials from the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad.
Frank Robinson and Benjamin Lacy were prominent attorneys and judges in Dubuque in late 1800's.
|Land Deeds (Very Old) Abstracts And Documents|
|Local Newspapers||Daily Express And Herald, Daily Morning Sun, Dubuque Evening Globe Journal, Dubuque Herald, & National Demokrat|
|Loemker Lanten Slide Collection||Digitized|
|Locomotive Engineers 1933-51||Donated by John Corbett|
|McCarthy, Loretta Collection||Finding Aid|
|McNamara, Dr. Francis (Frank)||
Dr. McNamara led the Finley Hospital pathology laboratory for 23 years, from 1921-1944.
|Menster, Fr. William J.|
Helen Mercer moved to Dubuque in 1939 where she served as the assistant to the executive secretary of the Red Cross. She was also a founding member of the Dubuque County Historical Society where she served principally in the society's Building and Sites Committee. Her work resulted in a state record of 30 county landmark sites being added to the National Register of Historic Places, including the Dubuque City Hall.
|Mervyn Dew-Brittain Theater Collection||Finding Aid|
|Midendorf, Arnie||Lantern Slides|
|Mines Of Spain (Notes, Final Report, Correspondence, Etc.)|
|Moon Landing||Finding Aid|
|Most, Fr And Fr. Nye Collections||Finding Aid|
|Msgr. Maurice Sheehy|
|My Old Dubuque By Len Kruse||Notes and research for book|
Between 1920 and 1942, Nennig served as editor of the Catholic Tribune, a daily denominational newspaper. For many years he was also in charge of the National Catholic News Service.
|Newspaper Headlines - National and International news|
|Nye, Fr And Fr. Most Collections||Finding Aid|
|Operation New View Materials|
|Oral Histories||Finding Aid|
|Parishes Of The Archdiocese Of Dubuque||Collated by Wilkie|
|Plamondon, Edward J.||WWII Letters|
|Poinsett, Cecilia & William (Unpublished Mss)|
|Preston, Anna West "West Letters"|
|Research for the Grand Opera & Shot Tower by Jim Jacobsen|
|Rhomberg Agriculture Collection||Finding Aid|
|Roshek-Armstrong Collection||Finding Aid|
|Saegerbund Society Song Books||
The Dubuque Saegerbund Society was formed in 1883, though it had its roots in Maennechors society's formed in 1869/1870. These Society's allowed German immigrants to explore their heritage, especially as it related to song. The society disbanded during WWII.
|Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps|
|Schaffhauser Brothers/St. George Hotel||
The St. George Hotel and Saloon was built in 1886 by George Schaffhauser Sr. and was one of the first to have steam heat and fire escapes. The hotel eventually passed to his sons, William and George Schaffhauser, Jr. The Hotel continued operating under various operators until 1957.
|Scherman Circle Club Records|
|Schmitt, Fr. Al|
|Parish School Records||
Includes partial records for Bloody Run, Cottage Hill, Washington Mills, and an unknown school.
|Schroeder Music School|
|Schroeder, Fr & Fr. Bahl Correspondence|
|Schubert, Fred "Fritz"||Finding Aid|
|Schulte, Msgr. George||Finding Aid (move to Loras Collection)|
|Souvenir Gems Of Dubuque|
|St. Pius X Seminary Records Rohlman Hall|
|St. Vincent De Paul Society||
Contains minute books and ledgers from 1887-1961 (incomplete).
|Star Brewery||Finding Aid|
|State Maps / Foreign Lands|
|Stein Baking Company||Finding Aid|
|Streets And Roads (Environmental Impact)||Finding Aid|
|Sullivan, John. D. Collection||
John D. Sullivan moved to Dubuque from Ireland in 1839 with his mother and several brothers. He was an accomplished bricklayer and plasterer and helped build the Court House, the Julien House, the Peosta House, and additional prominent buildings. He was married to Elizabeth Ann Newman on Oct. 5, 1843. They had eight children. He died on April 1st, 1865.
|Tigges, John||Typescripts from various stages of the writing process for the novels The Legend of Jean Marie Cardinal, Ybarra, and Nightfeeders, and photographic contact sheets for the book Milwaukee Road Narrow Gauge.|
Tom Tully served in Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense-International Security Affairs in Washington, D.C. as the senior assistant for Southern Europe from 1963 to1970. He returned to Dubuque in 1971 and in 1975 was elected to a four-year term to the Dubuque City Council during which he led successful efforts to initiate a rolling five-year capital improvement program for the City and several referenda covering bond issues, local option taxes and annexation. During 1978 and 1979, Tully served as one of six elected Iowa municipal representatives on the eighteen member Iowa Temporary State Land Preservation Policy Commission. From 1985 to 1991 Tully served on the Northeast Iowa Regional Coordinating Council. During this time he also served as the President of the Dubuque Lumber Company (1970-1990). The documents in this collection principally cover his time on the Dubuque City Council.
|Urban Flood Plan|
A collection of documents related to the Dubuque Community School Districts Multi-Cultural Non-Sexist Committee (MCNS) & the NAACP.
|Vue & Pulse Magazine|
|Walachy, John David Collection||
John David Walachy (1951-2011) Loras class 1974 started his own rock band, Lavendar Hill, in Dubuque. The band performed around the Tri-State area from 1970-79 when it broke up after John moved to Massachusetts.
|Weather and River Reports||Finding Aid|
|White, Fr. Norman (Notes For Thesis On John Taylor Adams)|
|White, Prof. James|
The Father Wilkie Research Seminar Local History Collection consists of invaluable content useful to both local and academic researchers. Half of the papers focus on the history of the City of Dubuque in the antebellum nineteenth century. The remaining eighty-one essays explore the history of other townships in Dubuque County such as Table Mound, Cascade, and Peru. In addition to their fine analysis of primary documents and sources, each student also compiled appendices of data from plat maps, census records, tax lists, newspapers, and city directories. Indexing is still in progress and the indexes will be updated as additional essays are completed.
The official publication of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.
|Works Progress Administration|
|WWI Artifacts||Finding Aid|
|WWII & Korean War Scrapbooks|
Running from 1965 to 1994, the Follies were a biennial event hosted by Xavier (later Mercy) Hospital as a public relations and fund raising event. The musical revue featured a visiting director and local talent presenting skits, songs, and dances.
The collection includes videos from Artscape, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Question Box, and Grand Opera House.
The Wa-Tan-Ye Club is a women's service club originally formed in Mason City, IA in 1921. The Dubuque Chapter started on September 25, 1937. The Dubuque club is best remembered for its fund raising booth at the Dubuque County Fair.
|City of Dubuque Collections|
|City Ordinances - Bound|
|City Of Dubuque Financial Records|
|City Of Dubuque: Ad Hoc Committee On Investment||Finding Aid|
|Dubuque City Auditor|
|Dubuque City Budget|
|Dubuque City Budget Reports|
|Dubuque City Budgets 1978-81|
|Dubuque City Budgets And Financial Reports|
|Dubuque City Budgets And Reports|
|Dubuque City Checks|
|Dubuque City Construction Projects|
|Dubuque City Council Agendas /Documents 2001-11 (Cd)|
|Dubuque City Council Minutes|
|Dubuque City Council Proceedings|
|Dubuque City Council Records|
|Dubuque City Directories||Full-text Available Online|
|Dubuque City Fire Engine And House Records||Finding Aid|
|Dubuque City Manager|
|Dubuque City Manufacturing Directories|
|Dubuque City Projects|
|Dubuque City Projects 1959-60|
|Dubuque City Projects 1978-79|
|Dubuque City Reports||Finding Aid|
|Dubuque City Sewer Projects|
|Dubuque City Street Improvements|