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4-H Club Historians Books, 1930's-1970's

Identifier: 1998-11
Scope and Contents This collection contains historian's books for Scott County boys and girls clubs. Not individual clubs. Newsclippings, ephemeral items, print photographs. Also Mississippi Valley Fair winners.
Dates: 1930s-1970s

4th Regiment U.S. Veterans Reserve Corps Roster

Identifier: 2006-01
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1 bound volume labelled "Company Descriptive Book" Civil War Unit stationed at Rock Island Arsenal Prison/Camp Roberts Davenport as guards. This book covers May 1864-Nov 1865. Includes detailed physical descriptions of members.
Dates: 1864 May - 1865 November

24 Club Records

Identifier: 2004-49
Scope and Contents The records include minutes and other materials including financial records, by-laws, photos, name tags.
Dates: 1946-2003

"88" Communique 1996-2010

Identifier: 2013 - 04
Scope and Contents newsletter of Mended Hearts Chapter 88; includes minutes of meetings, officers, activities; group affected by heart disease. 2012 removed from SC periodicals
Dates: 1996-2010

1866 Baseball team The Wapellos from Rock Island

Identifier: 2011-15
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 1 DVD, images of 13 baseball cards, newspaper clipping from 1943 about the cards and the team, and newspaper clippings from 1866 Rock Island, Illinois newspapers.
Dates: 1866-1943

1886 "Rough" diary

Identifier: 2004-16
Scope and Contents This is a paperback volume measuring about 5x8" called Letts's No. 36 Rough Diary, or Scribbling Journal, with a week on each page for 1886.

Handwriting begins on Friday January 1 and ends Monday May 31st.

Some notes taken cMay2002 in effort to identify-discusses European trip; few names mentioned; no owner identified
Dates: 1886

1890 map city of Davenport & RI Arsenal

Identifier: 2011-24
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a 1890 map of City of Davenport and Rock Island Arsensal.
Dates: 1890

1890's political scrapbook

Identifier: X-04
Scope and Contents Volume contains newspaper clippings relating to Davenport politics and the activities of Davenport's senators and congressmen from 1900-1905, particularly Congressman Joe Lane. No citations or dates in scrapbook. Pages brittle but clippings securely glued down. Limited handwritten notes.
Dates: 1900-1905

1894 Letter from James Hall

Identifier: 2015-28
Scope and Contents This collection contains one handwritten letter addressed "Dear Sir" signed "James Hall" written in Davenport, Iowa on August 23, 1894. The letter is written on the recto and verso sides.
Dates: August 23, 1894

1902 Topographical Map Scott County, Iowa by Huebinger

Identifier: 2016-05
Scope and Contents This framed color 1902 topographical map of Scott County, Iowa includes all of the townships in the county and indicates the location of schools, cemeteries, churches, railroads, etc.
Dates: 1902

1923 Graduating class of Sudlow Intermediate School

Identifier: 2004-25
Scope and Contents This 8x10" sepia toned group photograph by the Eckerman Studio celebrates the June 1923 graduating class of Sudlow Intermediate School. It is mounted on an 11x13" matte that has names of all class members handwritten on the back. Students are posed outdoors in front of a building, likely the school.
Dates: 1923

1946 July Davenport & vicinity telephone directory

Identifier: 2018-52
Scope and Contents July 1946 Davenport and Vicinity paperback telephone directory
Dates: 1946

1952 Boys Champion Basketball team from Central High School

Identifier: 2003-05
Scope and Contents Two 4" x 5" color negatives of the 1952 champion boys basketball team from Davenport (Central) High School.
Dates: 1952

1965 Flood Preparation Photographs

Identifier: 1997-25
Scope and Contents These images are of people sandbagging and some of machinery preparing for the predicted flood. One image labeled Duck Creek.
Dates: 1965

1989-12: Newcomb Loom Company Records

Identifier: 1989-12
Scope and Contents promotional flyers and instructional booklets; portions scanned .jpg @ 300 dpi; saved J:\Books - Publications\1989-12 Newcomb Loom

Dates: 1899-1950

1993 flood photographs

Identifier: 1997-13
Scope and Contents Images show historic flooding in downtown Davenport, Iowa in July 1993. 1) John O'Donnell Stadium 2) Levee Inn / Iowa Pork Stop 3) Aerial of entire downtown area
Dates: 1993

2011 April flood pictures

Identifier: 2011-05
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 188 digital images of the April 20, 2011 Davenport flood taken by a member of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center staff.
Dates: 2011 April 20

2019 Mississippi River Flood Photographs

Identifier: 2019-11 and 2019-12
Scope and Contents Photographs taken at crests of Mississippi River flood on April 9, 2019 and May 3, 2019 by city archivist at same locations as previous floods. Taken with Canon Powershot ELPH 190 IS camera. 199 images from April 9 234 images from May 3
Dates: 2019 April 9 - 2019 May 3

A Day in Rock Island_A Trip to Rock Island films

Identifier: 2019-51
Scope and Contents Produced by Modern Woodmen of America Historical Films. Black and white, silent films 8:40 minutes and 10:50 minutes long.
Dates: 2003

abstract of title - original

Identifier: 2011-12
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an abstract of title for West half of lot 11 and all of lot 12 in block 11 Mitchell's 3rd Addition to City of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. It is in Section 26 and 27 of Township 78 Range 3E. The abstract includes the 1840 original entry up to and including November 2, 1916 entry for Dr. C. L. Barewald. It is continued to 1988. The address is 617-618 Taylor Street (617-618 Taylor St.).
Dates: 1840-1988

Accounting Department at AT&T telephone office 1913

Identifier: 2006-07
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1 black and white copy of photo mounted on non acid free paper labeled "1913 Accounting Department at new telephone office 6th and Main Street" size 8" x 10". 1913 Davenport City Directory lists American Telephone and Telegraph Company at Main, southwest corner Sixth and Iowa Telephone Copany Main southwest corner West Sixth.
Dates: 1913

Acrylic Painting by Helen J. Hinrichsen

Identifier: 2015-23
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one framed, untitled 14 x 17" acrylic painting of young woman with narrative by donor.
Dates: 1950s

Adler Theater Collection

Identifier: 2004-12
Scope and Contents 1988-1989 show press material, group sales, show files
Dates: 1988-1989

Adler Theater Restoration

Identifier: 2001-22
Scope and Contents Collection of materials from Kay Runge, who was a member of the Adler Theater board.
Dates: 1990-2001

Advertising postcards for Union Savings Bank

Identifier: 2018-14
Scope and Contents Christmas theme postcards with advertising and sketch offor the Union Savings Bank at 3rd and Brady Street on verso, likely 19teens era based on series numbers and stampbox. No postmark, stamp or writing. International Art Publishing Co. Series 2933 and 2938 were both designed by Ellen H. Clapsaddle (January 8, 1865 - January 7, 1934) an American illustrator/commercial artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She is recognized as the most prolific souvenir/postcard and...
Dates: 1912

Aerial photo contact sheet of 53rd Street and Eastern Avenue (Davenport, Iowa)

Identifier: 2004-60
Scope and Contents one contact sheet taken Nov. 1998 - possibly utilized when planning for branch library; For more information about this collection, please consult with a Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center staff member.
Dates: 1998

Aerial photographs Bettendorf, Iowa

Identifier: 2018-31
Scope and Contents These three black and white aerial prints were identified by the donor as: 1966 11x14" looking SW from Devils Glen Road & Tanglefoot Road and looking S from Tanglefoot Road; 1969 24x24" Bettendorf-Davenport
Dates: 1966-1969

Aerial photographs of Scott County, IA April 1980

Identifier: 2007-15
Scope and Contents This collection contains black and white aerial photographs of Scott COunty, Iowa taken in April 1980 at scale 1" = 1000'.
Dates: 1980 April

African-American residential patterns in Davenport, Iowa

Identifier: 2004-67
Scope and Contents Photocopied maps showing African-American residential patterns in Davenport, Iowa in 1867, 1890-91, 1900-01, 1910, 1920. City directory information and map keys are included.
Dates: 2000

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
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Davenport IA 52801-1490
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