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Blevins Local History collection

Identifier: 2004-19

Scope and Contents

Davenport Fire Department 1. two 8x10" black and white photographic prints of two Dalmatian dogs on back of fire truck, the larger of which identified as "Mate"

2. 1975 Davenport Fire Department Benevolent Association Bi-Annual Benefit Dance souvenir program which contains photographs of fire companies

3. paperback booklet documenting history of Davenport Fire Department ca 1902 [some pages may be missing]

4. Davenport Fire Department Official Souvenir History 1911 published by Trident in excellent physical condition

5. Receipts, resolutions, bills from local businesses for products or services utilized by fire department 1901-1902

6. Fire Department pay roll lists with names and dollar amounts 1897-1902

7. photocopied pages of autograph book to Clara 1890-1891

8. booklet "The Telephone in Iowa: The Story of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Iowa" [poss 1970s?]

9. letter and photocopies of articles and programs pertaining to Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke from Jim Arpy to Charlotte[sic] Blevins [ca1990]


  • Creation: 1900-1975

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.

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Biographical / Historical

For more information about this collection, please consult with a Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center staff member.


1 Box(es) (in 1 archive box.)

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Physical Location

Range 41 Section 6

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