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Bi-State Literacy Council Records

Identifier: 2019-78

Scope and Contents

Board agendas, minutes, financial reports, images and historical documents about the organization collected by Board members from 1988 to 2023 in both digital and paper formats.


  • Creation: 1988-2023

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

The Bi-State Literacy Council was incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of Iowa in 1988. Since its inception, the Council has been a coalition of volunteer representatives from economic institutions, business, labor, human service organizations and libraries who recognize that by partnering they can better fight illiteracy in the Council service area. The Council's mission is to lead the challenge to overcome illiteracy in all its forms through advocacy, education, awareness and empowerment. The Bi-State Literacy Council serves the six counties of Scott, Clinton and Muscatine counties in Iowa, and Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties in Illinois.

This organization was dissolved in 2023.


3.67 Linear Feet (in 3 record center cartons, 1 5" photograph box, one loose banner in black case.)

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Physical Location

Range 22 Section 01

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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