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Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

Parent Institution: Davenport Public Library


The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center at the Davenport Public Library collects, preserves, and provides access to extensive genealogical and local history collections. Special Collections also houses the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society Collection as well as the Richardson-Sloane Genealogical Library.

The archives and manuscript collections, books and other publications, images, maps, architectural drawings, local newspapers, vital and court records are open to the public for education and research.

321 Main Street
Davenport IA 52801-1490 United States

What's in this Repository?

About the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center:

The Special Collections Department of the Davenport Public Library was established in 1982. In November of 1999, the newly renovated department opened to better serve its community and was renamed the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. The Center acquires, arranges, describes, preserves, and makes available local history and genealogical materials concentrating on those pertaining to Davenport, Scott County, and Eastern Iowa.

Books and other printed materials in the collection can be found using a Library Search. For additional digital resources, browse the Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive. For more information about specific subjects relating to Scott County History, please browse the Research Guides.
Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center
Davenport Public Library
321 Main Street
Davenport IA 52801-1490
(563) 326-7902