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Charles Wittenmeyer Papers

Identifier: 1996-10

Scope and Contents

See external document for details; includes rare tintype, Ladies Industrial Relief Society papers, Fred Schwengel correspondence, Republican National Party activities, Paul Norton prints; color slides of Annie Wittenmyer orphanage farm land


  • 1870-1985

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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

According to his obituary [Quad City Times Wed. Aug. 10, 1994, page 2M] Charles Wittenmeyer died in Davenport at age 90 after living in the community since 1933. He was an attorney, an active Republican at the local and national levels, and a member of multiple civic and community organizations including several historical societies. At the time of his death, his wife, Dorothy (Proctor) and his daughter Sheila (Wittenmeyer) Goar survived him.

Charles Wittenmeyer was the grand nephew of Annie (Turner) Wittenmeyer/myer.


4 Box(es) (3 archive boxes & 1 flat archive box) : Tintype is in Box 1 with other images.

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Range 38 Section 10; Tintype is now stored in Box 1. Frame is in box 4.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Separated Materials

Postcards were removed to the Post Card Collection 2015

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Repository Details

Part of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center Repository

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