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Charles John Schellhorn collection

Identifier: 2021-01
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a German language Bible of unknown date and origin that had several pressed leaves and a vocabulary list of English words within its pages. There is no personal information recorded in the volume. The pressed leaves were between pages 254-255, 636-637 and the oak leave between 850-8551. The Vocabulary list was found between pages 462-463.Additionally one original page of the German language Davenport newspaper, the Iowa Reform, from 19...
Dates: 1940

Northwest Davenport Liedertafel Ladies [Damen Zirkel] Records

Identifier: 2015-18
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials recording the activities and actions of the Northwest Davenport Liedertafel Ladies.

The collection's materials were mostly handwritten by the executive board and the membership.

Dates: 1921-2008; Majority of material found within 1950-1985

William Roba Collection of Historical Documents

Identifier: 2020-36-Open
Scope and Contents This collection contains a series of materials donated over time. The collection organization is based on individual donations. Contemporary Club "Immortals Beyond" Collection is a compilation by Dr. William Roba of biographical materials pertaining to members of the local Contemporary Club that are deceased. The nickname (of sorts) for Club members is “The Immortals”. Donated as accession 2017-08.Horoney/Russell Research Collection consists of correspondence between...
Dates: 1896-2016

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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.
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