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Academy of the Visitation (Dubuque, Iowa)



The Academy of the Visitation in Dubuque, Iowa, was founded in 1871 as an offshoot of the Academy of the Visitation in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., a Roman Catholic school and convent. Despite the setback of a terrible fire in 1936, the academy continued to operate until 1970.

For more information, see the Sisters of the Visitation website ( and the Encyclopedia Dubuque (

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Marie Engelkew Autograph Book

 Collection — Box MISC-11, Folder: MSS-0047
Identifier: MSS-0047
Content Description

The autograph book of Marie Engelkew includes brief personal messages and quotations from friends and family. Most of the messages date from 1894 with others dated 1895, 1900, and 1901. The messages are predominantly from Grand Island, Nebraska and the Academy of the Visitation in Dubuque, Iowa. A cutout of a dog is pasted on the first page of the autograph book. The autograph book is in the shape of a rhombus with a wooden cover (perhaps walnut) and teal velvet binding and back cover.

Dates: 1894-1901