Davenport High School Classes of 1932 & 1939 Collection
Five class reunion booklets from Davenport High School's classes of 1932 and 1939 documenting current names and addresses of classmates, reunion dinner menus, etc.
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Biographical / Historical
Davenport High School (now known as Davenport Central High School) opened in 1907. Some of the notable events that occurred during the 1930's are: 1930: New gym and administrative building were added. Gymnasium was dedicated to George Edward Marshall, the current principal. Gymnasium is considered one of the finest in the Midwest. Old gym in the main building was converted into a modern cafeteria. 1932: George Marshall dies in office in December of 1932. 1933: First football homecoming game held. A.J. Naumann takes over as principal. 1935: Homecoming dance first hits DHS. Paul Moon, with help of Bill Rivikin and Lenvil Simmons, lead an effort to adopt the Blue Devils as the DHS mascot rather than the Imps.
5 Volumes (All items in one folder)
Language of Materials
Range 42 Section 1. Shares box with 2016-20 and 2016-22.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Language of description
- Script of description
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321 Main Street
Davenport IA 52801-1490 United States