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Betty Adler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2014 -20
Content Description This donation consists of a letter to Betty Adler from General John J. Pershing regarding the manuscript for her book Within the Year After and Adler's business card.
Dates: 1920

Buchanan School 8th Grade Graduates 1916 Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-04
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one sepia toned 9 x 13" landscape photographic print; group of graduates and female teacher dated January 1916; handwriting on back provides names, School No. 14 Buchanan, 6th and Oak Street Davenport Iowa.
Dates: 1916

Davenport Bridge Commission

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-12
Scope and Contents Includes 11 bound volumes of meeting minutes, May 19, 1931-December 10, 1965; budget information, 1968-1969; and routine correspondence.
Dates: 1931-1969

Frank Schaefer adoption certificate

 Collection
Identifier: 1990-01
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a mimeographed copy of Frank Schaefer's adoption certificate. It is signed by the birth mother, Helena Bertram Schaefer Adams, and the adoptive parents, Claus and Anna Bertram (Helena's parents, Frank's maternal grandparents).

Names on document include: Adams, Helena (Bertram, Schafer); Schafer, Edward; Bertram, Claus J.; Bertram, Anna; Schafer, Frank
Dates: 1901 May

Oakdale Cemetery correspondence and receipts

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-14
Scope and Contents Correspondence selected from discarded Oakdale Cemetery (Oakdale Memorial Gardens) records as a representative sample of the cemetery's business transactions, correspondence regarding cemetery lots, and receipts for the design, construction, and maintenance of the public mausoleum, 1930-1939.
Dates: 1916-1939

Tuesday Club Papers and Yearly Program Books

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-04
Scope and Contents The Tuesday Club papers date from 1951 to (current) and measure 2.4 linear feet. The papers are arranged in 3 series: Papers presented by members, Programs/Yearbooks, and Miscellaneous Items.The Papers Presented by Members series (1951- current) includes about 100 research papers that Tuesday Club members have prepared for presentation at their meetings. Most are typed and have bibliographies. These papers are arranged alphabetically by name of author through mid-2006. As papers...
Dates: 1892-2019


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
specialcollections@davenportlibrary.com