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Colonial Dames

Identifier: 2015-14

Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks and records of Board of Managers meetings for the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Iowa.

Scrapbooks document the organization's activities. Some photographs are included. Binder of invitations to meetings 1938-2006 collected by Alice Richardson Sloane. Records of Meetings of Board of Managers 1896-1917. Additional minutes of meetings and financial reports 2005 April - 2013 June.

Brief Inventory: Box 1 Minutes: Board Managers 1896-1917 single volume Donated in memory of Alice Richardson Sloane Notes 12 charter members Report of activities 1922? 1 file Invitations to meetings 1938-2006 1 yellow 3-ring binder collected by Alice Richardson Sloane Scrap book
Boxes 2-5 Scrapbooks


  • 1896-2006

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

The NSCDA actively promotes its members heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service and educational projects.

Founded in 1896, NSCDA-IA is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that promotes the appreciation of and respect for the people, places and events that led to the formation and development of the United States of America. It is a lineage organization led and comprised by women with leadership opportunities nationally, regionally and locally.

The NSCDA-Iowa Society meetings are organized through two boroughs. The Davenport Borough encompasses eastern Iowa from Iowa City/Cedar Rapids to Muscatine, the Quad Cities and Dubuque. The Des Moines Borough encompasses an area sixty miles in circumference of the city. Approximately one third of the membership live out of state with Iowa family or friend connections.

Membership hinges on proving an ancestor who provided his or her service in one of the thirteen colonies before July 5, 1776, and can include military officers, educators, religious leaders, or government officials.


5.42 Linear Feet (in 5 record center cartons.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Range 33 Section 1

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Physical Description

good to excellent; photo albums with newspaper clippings of the sticky/magnetic variety.

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center Repository

321 Main Street
Davenport IA 52801-1490 United States

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