Louise Halliburton: Pacifist, Activist & Artist

Louise Halliburton

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.

The fully processed Halliburton Collection is now accessible to researchers, Dubuque residents, and Loras College students. You can view the finding aid here. Listen to the Louise Halliburton Oral History here. A transcription is also available. 

Materials in the Halliburton Collection/Exhibit and the language that describes them may be harmful or difficult to view. CDH's records span the history of Dubuque, and it is our mission to preserve and make available these historical records. As a result, some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions.

Credits

This exhibit was curated by Nora A. Jimenez, CDH graduate intern funded in part by an NEH grant.