Arnesen family papers
Scope and Contents
These are the papers of Delores "Dee" Albrecht Lang.
Included: Davenport High School 1947 Senior Prom booklet;
5 Autograph books 1938, 1940-42, 1944, 1945, 1946;
Photographs: 1 black and white 8 x 10" print in frame of Dee in navy hat; 5 snapshots
paper napkin imprinted "Robert C. and Delores A. Lang February 8, 1952";
Iowa Official Register 1967-1968;
Index cards of some city cemetery burials given to donor by his aunt Elaine Albrecht Van Fossen with interments from 1897-1908;
postcard from Jeanne to Dee from Indiana University
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Biographical / Historical
Family History and information according to donor:
Otto Albrecht, Sr. Emma Albrecht married Theodore Hartz and had nine children, one of whom was Amy Hartz who married Charles Arnesen, Sr. and had daughter Delores who married Lang and had son Lucky Lang
Otto Albrecht was the first cigar store owner west of the Mississippi River. He was also on the school board that decided to build Davenport High School.
Theodore Hartz was treasurer of the cigar company. He and Emma took over the business after Otto passed.
Charles Arnseson Sr. owned L. E. Chute Printing Company on Brady Street. He and wife Amy had three children: Elaine, Charles Jr. and Delores. They were members of the Outing Club.
Elaine's nickname "Paddy" comes from her ice skating adventures at Vander Veer Park. She would always fall down on her bottom. Her father suggested she put padding to protect her so she did. Her husband Ralph Van Fossen was the assistant fire chief for the Davenport Fire Department and then Alcoa. She helped out on the John Schmidthauser campaign.
Charles Arneson Jr. went into the Navy.
"Dee" grew up in Davenport and moved to Steepmeadow Apartments at the end of her life. She volunteered as a guide at the Rock Island Arsenal museum, as ambassador to greet people on steamboats and airport for the Chamber of Commerce. Started Salvation Army Christmas Clearance program. Married Lang on February 8, 1952.
1 Box(es) (2.5 " archive box containing 9 folders; 1 book)
Language of Materials
Range 33 Section 10
Received October 2, 2020:
5 black and white snapshots dated July 1965-4 of the Mississippi River flood, 1 of a small church
Iowampum from Iowana Farms, Bettendorf, IA
School papers of Delores Arnesen 1947 Davenport High School Diploma 1947 Davenport High School commencement announcement 1943, 1947 report cards
Correspondence of Delores (Arnesen) Lang 1966 from Gov. Harold E. Hughes re: Citizens for Hughes Committee 1967 Scott County Community Welfare Council / Lang re: Christmas Clearance Bureau
Souvenir of the Police and Fire Departments and Rock Island (1915)
The 1915 "M" - Moline High School Yearbook (May 1915)
The Blackhawk - Davenport High School Yearbook (1946 and 1947)
To PC Collection Postcards: 1 of Davenport High School; 10 of Outing Club
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- Script of description
Part of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center Repository
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Davenport IA 52801-1490 United States