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Ruth Kellogg Collection

Identifier: 1988-01

Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of local bank books, mortgage and photos of 55 Glenwood, Davenport, Iowa. Also WWII ration books and ephemera, documents, and other ephemeral items.


  • Creation: 1899-1988
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1930-1956


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials are available for use in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center only.

Request permission before copying materials.

Personal digital cameras and scanners are allowed in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center on a case-by-case basis. The items that a researcher may want to scan or photograph must be examined and evaluated for physical condition, copyright issues, and donor restrictions by staff.

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Biographical / Historical

Ruth Elizabeth Kellogg was a Davenport, Iowa native, born 12 Nov 1909 and died 12 June 1988. Ruth was a daughter of Henry Kellogg and Emma Heede, who were married in Davenport 22 October 1907. Ruth worked at DPL for a time, later becoming Director of Elkhart, Indiana Public Library from 1950-1976. After their marriage, her parents set up housekeeping at 55 Glenwood in Davenport, Iowa. Henry is listed in the 1909 city directory as a storekeeper at Axle Co. Emma appears to be a daughter of Jacob Heede who resided at 1439 Marshall St. in Davenport in the city directories.


1 Box(es)

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Physical Location

Range 37 Section 1

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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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