Local History Digitization

Carnegie-Stout Public Library acquired an overhead book scanner in 2019. The scanner has user-friendly software and a touchscreen, and saves scans to USB. It is located in the microfilm room on the Library’s 2nd Floor, and is available for public use.

Staff will use this scanner to digitize rare books from Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s local history and genealogy collections, and from the Library’s archives.


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Here’s what we’re working on:

Burial Records of the Dubuque City Cemetery, 1854-1875
Burial Records of the Dubuque City Cemetery, 1854-1875 was digitized in June 2020 with permission from the Dubuque County-Key City Genealogical Society. This 1988 book includes a brief history of Dubuque graveyards, and gives details for over 2,600 burials in the city-owned cemetery, including names, ages, sexes, dates of burial, and causes of death. It also has more than 750 names of people who purchased lots in the cemetery. The city cemetery, which included the 20-acre Linwood plot, was sold to the Linwood Cemetery Association in 1875. Linwood Cemetery is located at 2736 Windsor Avenue in Dubuque.

Complete Year Book of Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa Lead and Zinc Mines 1906
Complete Year Book of Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa Lead and Zinc Mines (1906) was digitized in September 2019. In addition to general information about the tri-state area’s mining industry at the turn of the 20th century, the year book includes brief summaries of several mining communities: Dubuque, Platteville, Lancaster, Cuba City, Galena, Potosi, Montfort, Mineral Point, and Dodgeville. It is also filled with much local advertising, images of area mines, and a detailed map of the region.


Catalogue of the Library of the Young Mens Library Association of Dubuque Iowa 1874
Catalogue of the Library of the Young Men’s Library Association of Dubuque, Iowa (1874) was digitized in November 2019. This subscription library with over 8,000 volumes was the forerunner of Carnegie-Stout Public Library.



Carnegie-Stout Public Library has a long tradition of using technology to preserve and share local history. Read about the Library’s first microfilm viewer in this 1952 Telegraph-Herald article.
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