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Davenport Horticultural Society collection

Identifier: 2018-51

Scope and Contents

Financial Records, By-Laws, Lilac Garden information, garden maps; This collection is being processed. For more information about this collection, please consult with a Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center staff member.


  • 1953-2018

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

Founded in 1963, Davenport Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science of horticulture and developing the public’s enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of plants and the environment. The following objectives have been developed over the course of DHS history: -Bring together gardeners, both amateur, novice and professional -Exchange experiences, ideas, and knowledge -Advance the science of horticulture -Encourage conservation -Increase gardening interest among members and the public -Help maintain the Stampe Lilac Garden in Duck Creek Park, Davenport, IA

[copied from Davenport Horticultural Society Facebook page May 2022]


1.91 Linear Feet (in 1 record center carton and 2 5" letter manuscript boxes.)

5 items (oversized garden maps)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Range 33 Section 3 boxes

Map Case 4 Drawer 1 for garden maps

Compact Disc in Digital Repository Archive Box 1/Local History

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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