1843-.Origination : Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Dubuque (Iowa)
Archdiocese of Dubuque Collection (ADU), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
Letters sent by Bishops Loras and Hennessy; manuscripts of lectures by Bishop Loras; drawings of saints for the Dubuque Cathedral; and Denkschrift of Adam Handl, Richmond (Washington County), Iowa, 1861.
The Diocese of Dubuque was erected in 1837 with Jean Mathias Peter Loras as first bishop, succeeded by T. Clement Smyth in 1857 and John Hennessy in 1866.