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Iowa Stories 2000 project

Identifier: 2005 -02

Scope and Contents

Davenport Community Schools student produced oral & video histories, transcriptions, displays; This was an initiative by Iowa's first lady Christy Vilsack with a different ethnic group interviewed each year.

Box 1:

Folder 1 Background Information on Stories 2000 from Christie Vilsack’s website

Folder 2 Handwritten notes taken by LaWanda Roudebush, director of Davenport Public Library, during interviews taped 15Sep2005

Folder 3 Receptions – images on compact discs 2005 2009 Release forms & Supplemental Materials/Ephemera

2004/05 African-American Project

2005/06 German-American Project

2006/07 Mexican-American Project

2007/08 Irish-American Project

2008/09 Davenport Retired Teachers Project

2009/10 Veterans Project

2010/11 Farming & Agriculture Projects

2011/12 Mississippi River

Box 2: Student materials for interviews; J. B. Young & Walcott, various years Suggested questions provided; with student notations Background information provided by TAG Facilitators

Media Box 1:

2004/05 African-Americans 1 compact disc 5 media audio/video files 2 JPEG formatted image files 3 power point files Labeled: “J.B. Young Intermediate School” Jones, Broyles, Norville, Bostic

7 8mm video cassettes “Lenore Harris Interview” [ 27Jan2005] “Bishop MacArthur Anderson Interview” [27Jan2005] “United Neighbors” [no date] “Robert & Mamie Norville/Jacqueline Bostic” [8Dec2004] 2 tapes “Beatrice Jones/L.A. Broyles – beginning” [7Dec2004] “L.A. Broyles – continued” [7Dec2004]

4 VHS cassettes “F.L. Smart Iowa Stories 05” “Williams Intermediate School 2004-05” “Interviews done at J.B. Young 12/04: Jones, Broyles, part of family of 3” “Interview with Vincent Gooding Feb.17, 2005 Davenport, IA-Craig Klein interviewer”

Media Box 2:

2005/06 German-Americans & 2008/09 Davenport Retired Teachers German-Americans 5 CD-R audio discs by: Williams Intermediate School Harlan Meier [11-2005] 2 cds Henry Storjohann [11-2005] 1 cd Lila Kuhl [11-2005] 1 cd Power point presentations: Harlan Meier, Lila Kuehl, Henry Storjohann (1 cd)

3 8 mm Sony video cassette tapes by: J.B. Young Intermediate School? Betty Felder [11Jan2006] Carol Schaffer [17Nov2005] Dorothy Schoenthal [12Dec2005] Unlabeled tape

Davenport Retired Teachers 5 DVD+R discs by: Smart Intermediate Gary Bates Lu Foss Sue Grove Suzy Hartung Reggie Shoesmith

1 CD Data Disc by: J.B. Young Intermediate Robert McCue Shirley Kilfoy Roberta Shadensack

1 CD Data Disc by: Walcott Intermediate Dr. Paul Johnson Bill Meehan Kathy Conway 14 8 mm video cassette tapes By: Sudlow Intermediate • Sherry Berning • Jean Meinert • Ted Pfeiff • Ronald Schneider

By: Walcott Intermediate • Kathy Conway • Paul Johnson • Bill Meehan • Ida Kramer

By: Williams Intermediate • Jim Dexter • Darrel Lietz • Sharon Pinnick • Richard Wenz

By: Wood Intermediate • Roberta Cochran-Zavitz

By: J.B. Young Intermediate • Shirley Kilfoy • Roberta Shadensack

Media Box 3: Mexican-Americans

5 DVD-R discs By: Smart Intermediate • Sam Vasquez

By J.B. Young Intermediate • Maggie Ortega • Tony Navarro • Rita Navarro • Eloise Cervantes

5 CD-RW discs By: Williams Intermediate Perry Rameriz Tillie Savala Al Sierra Pastor Pablo Dominguez (2 copies)

23 8 mm video cassette tapes of Narrators: • Luis Lara • Pete Macias • Gil Gigi Sierra, Sr. • Mayela Rogers • Sharon Cross • Ray Rangel • Julian Gutierrez • Michael Cervantes • Margaret Cervantes • Henry Vargas • Rita Navarro • Maggie Ortega • Tony Navarro • Eloise Cervantes • Mr. Soliz

Media Box 4 – Irish Americans

2007-08 Irish-Americans Williams Intermediate Release form D-R 8mm video Display cassette Narrators: Conlon, Kenneth X X X X Decker, Mary X X X X Douglas, Kathleen Reynolds X X X X Kilfoy, Leo X X X X Moeller, Jerri O’Brien Leinen X X X X O’Keefe, Michael A. X X X X

Sudlow School Release form CD-R 8mm video Display cassette Barnhill, Barney X X X Burke, Pat X X X Hynes, John X X X McConnell, Russ X X X

J. B. Young School Release form CD-R 8mm video Display cassette Nobling, Joe X X X Genevieve “Gabby” Rafferty X X X James McAtee X share w/Ryan X Vince Ryan X share w/McAtee X

Wood Intermediate Release form CD-R 8mm video Display cassette Flaherty, Marc X X X Jones, Patricia “Jane” X X X

Walcott Intermediate Release form CD-R 8mm video Display cassette Fisher, Bill X X X

Smart Release form CD-R 8mm video Display cassette Bade, Pat Harrington X X Mullins, Jim X X Sours, Mary “Lynn” X X Gilhooly, Kelly and Colleen X X McDowell, Joseph X X Shannon, Marty X X

Media Box 4 – Veterans

Smart – Release forms & DVDs Flack Heyderman Parr Pinault Thurman

Williams – Release forms & DVDs Beck Gibson Money Spratt

Sudlow – Release forms & DVDs Bork Edlemon Lensch Paulline Peterson Thorndyke Woods

Media Box 5 – Farmers

Smart – DVDs Bockwoldt Ewoldt Hermiston Husen Lahl Mohr Powell Schafer Schneckloth, Hans

Sudlow – DVDs Krakleo Mohr Peterson

Williams – DVDs Gaul Paustian Peterson Schneckloth, John Shellabarger

Wood – DVDs Dierickx Kardel Keppy Schneckloth Stahmer Von Muenster

Walcott/Young (received 9/22/2011 CA) Dierickx Golinghorst Ehreke Peterson Henningson Moeller

Mississippi River 2011-2012 (Received 5/18/2012)

Sudlow – DVDs Knoble, John Lundh, Joe Schnerre, Nick

Williams – DVDs Back, Michael R. Gretten, Bill Coyne-Logan, Mike Moseley, Steve D. Pratt, Mark R. Punkiewicz, James M. Redwine, Drew Schadler, Joe Schadler, Scott Wine, Kathy

Wood – DVDs Menard, Mike Perkins, Edward Sexton, D. Scott Thomas, Richard


  • 2005-2012

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8 records_center_cartons (Contents removed from OS Display Boards)

2 Box(es) (Release forms, supplemental materials, ephemera)

3 Box(es) (Media: DVDs, CDs, video cassette tapes)

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Range 35 Sections 1,2,3

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