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Center for Dubuque History & Loras College Archives: Center for Dubuque History Collections

Digital Finding Aid

All of the processed collections in the CDH/LCA can be found by searching our catalog. To request access to materials located in your search, send an email to with the name of the collection, the items you are interested in, and when you would like to access them. If you would prefer copies or scans, they can also be provided for a fee.

Unprocessed Collections

Many of the collections housed at the Center for Dubuque History have not been processed, but can still be accessed. To request access to one of these collections, email the name of the collection and your preferred day/time to use the collection. Copies and scans can be provided but will incur a research fee.

  • Adams, Marie
  • Antique Dubuque By M.M. Hoffman
  • Artifacts of Loras College and Dubuque
  • Assessors Birth Records
  • Beach, James & Sons Collection
  • Bethany Home
  • Blocker, Virgil
  • Bonson, R. M.
  • Butt, William Collection
  • Cassat Family Collection
  • James C. Collier Collection
  • Connolly Family Collection
  • Cooper, A.A. Collection
  • Cooper, Helen Mercer
  • Court Records
  • D.A.C.C.C.R.
  • Dubfest Scrapbooks
  • Dubuque And Its Neighborhood
  • Dubuque Building And Loan
  • Dubuque County Directories
  • Dubuque County Fine Arts Players
  • Dubuque County Fine Arts Society
  • Dubuque Dog-track
  • Dubuque Enterprise Papers
  • Dubuque Human Rights Commission Minutes 1982-83
  • Dubuque Star Brewery
  • Dubuque Visitor
  • Evans, Mary Ellen Collection
  • Fautsch, Louis
  • Federation For Local Musicians
  • Fire & Police/ Civil Service/ Urban Renewal
  • Five Flags Theater Collection
  • Flood Insurance 1983
  • Fluetsch, Donald (Sternwheel Don)
  • Friendship Force Dubuque Chapter
  • General Assembly Books
  • German Newspapers Translated by Downing
  • Gribben, Bob
  • Griffin Catholic Worker House Collection
  • Hamilton, Fr. Philip A.
  • Hanna Collection
  • Harpers Weekly 1865
  • Hillcrest Family Services Archives
  • Hogan, Mike
  • Iowa State Dept. Of Health: Premarital Exams
  • Kilburg Family Collection
  • Klauer, John: City Council
  • Kruse, Len Collection
  • Kurt, Martin B. Railroad Collection
  • Local Newspapers
  • Locomotive Engineers 1933-51
  • McCarten Collection
  • McNamara, Dr. Francis (Frank)
  • Menster, Fr. William J.
  • Mercer, Helen
  • Meyer, Harvey
  • Midendorf, Arnie 
  • Miller, Tom
  • Mines Of Spain (Notes, Final Report, Correspondence, Etc.)
  • Msgr. Maurice Sheehy
  • Nash Collection
  • Nennig, Charles
  • Operation New View Materials
  • Photojournalism
  • Preston, Anna West "West Letters"
  • Research for the Grand Opera & Shot Tower by Jim Jacobsen
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • Schaffhauser Brothers/St. George Hotel
  • Scherman Circle Club Records
  • Schmitt, Fr. Al
  • Schroeder, Fr & Fr. Bahl Correspondence
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Sullivan, John. D. Collection
  • Tigges, John 
  • Tully, Thomas
  • Urban Flood Plan
  • Vernon, Mimi
  • Walachy, John David Collection
  • White, Fr. Norman (Notes For Thesis On John Taylor Adams)
  • White, Prof. James
  • Witness
  • Works Progress Administration
  • WWII & Korean War Scrapbooks
  • Xavier Follies

Contact Information


Phone: 563-588-7163

Mail: 1450 Alta Vista St,
         Dubuque, IA 52001

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