Browse Exhibits (7 total)

America Divided in the 1970s, Selections from the National Political Cartoon Collection

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An expansive 528 volume set of scrapbooks, the National Political Cartoon Collection records American life and foreign policy through newspaper editorial cartoons from the 1930s to the 1979.  Clipped daily from multiple newspapers published in the tri-state area and nearby large cities, the unknown scrapbooker created a unique window through which to learn about American attitudes regarding a wide range of events, ideas, and people. Cartoons from the 1970s explore divisions in America over issues still familiar today including race, gender, protest, and involvement in foreign affairs.

Ancient Coins

Ancient Coins from Loras College Special Collections

Black Power at Loras College

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Throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, the black students at Loras College embodied a truly revolutionary phrase—Black Power.

Indentures from the 18th Century

The Special Collections at Loras College has a large collection of indentures.  I read a number of these indentures from the 18th century.  This page will help people do further research on these indentures.  

Life at Loras: A Retrospective of 1950's Campus Life

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This exhibit presents a cursory glance, through photographs, newspapers, and yearbooks, of life at Loras College in the 1950s. As a nostalgic trip through the people and activities of Loras sixty-five years ago, the exhibit aims to evoke the excitement and energy of Loras campus life from 1950 to 1959. This vibrancy endures in Loras today.

If you enjoy this exhibit and want to see more, please visit the following collections:

Purgold Yearbooks: Selected Scans from 1950 - 1959

Lorian Newspapers: Selected Scans from 1950 - 1960

Loras College Photographic Negative Collection: Selected Scans

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Louise Halliburton: Pacifist, Activist & Artist


This exhibit is the culmination of a project launched in Summer 2022. The project centered on the personal archive of Louise E. Halliburton.

Louise Halliburton, born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, 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. The collection holds an assortment of materials such as letters, personal artifacts, newspaper clippings, photographs and works of art.

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The Rev. Robert R. Beck Collection

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A Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, and Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies and Theology at Loras College in Dubuque, Robert R. Beck, D.Min., did graduate work at Aquinas Institute of Theology (M.A., Theol.), Notre Dame, The Catholic University of America (D. Min.), and the Ecole Biblique et Archaeologie in Jerusalem, Israel.  His contributions to Loras College include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in both Testaments, extensive participation as a member and chair of college committees, and collaborative work with faculty, administrators, and students to create the Father Ray Herman Center for Peace and Justice.