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Dr. William H. Roba Collection

Identifier: 2015-20
Scope and Contents This collection consists of books and newsletters pertaining to studies of Germany, German customs, Nazi Germany, German migration and immigration, literature and educational aids as well as miscellaneous interests of Dr. Roba. A collection of publications pertaining to Buffalo Bill aka William F. Cody.Davenport Democrat Half-Century published October 22, 1905; black and white images on paper better than newsprint. Images include Col. George Davenport, 1844 and 1856 paintings of...
Dates: 1886-2015

Duck Creek Park Lodge blueprints

Identifier: 1996-07
Scope and Contents Original blueprints from architect Ebeling dated 1928.
Dates: 1928

Duncan Book Collection

Identifier: 2018-58
Scope and Contents These serials and miscellaneous items pertaining to Missouri, Kentucky and Iowa were kept by genealogist Lorrain Duncan. They were foldered and placed in an archival box. Published materials that were donated were cataloged if met collection development policy.
Dates: 1970-2000

Eagle Signal Corporation

Identifier: 2013-22
Scope and Contents Eagle Signal publications, photographs, timers, history, manuals; Eagle and BLISS and Gamewell annual reports
Dates: 1930-1989

Early Davenport, Iowa scenes

Identifier: 1997-15
Scope and Contents 28 black and white copies of images dating from 1870-1890. Originally fourteen items, a second duplicate set was brought in by Alice Richardson Sloane in October 2010. See external document for details.
Dates: 1868-1890

Early Reader

Identifier: 2019-06
Scope and Contents This collections consists of "Our Little Book for Little Folks" created by American Book Company copyright 1896. The title page states the book was "Arranged by W.E. Crosby Late Supt. Schools Davenport IA". It was property of a room in 1 South School 1899. This was hand written inside front cover.
Dates: 1896

East Meets West: The First Railroad Bridge to Cross the Mississippi River

Identifier: 2019-30
Scope and Contents two DVDs of film

Images and materials from SC were used in production of the film. In return, we received two copies.
Dates: 2017

East Second Street Company

Identifier: 2012-23
Scope and Contents East Second Street Company records are arranged in six series: Finances- For years 1929-1960 (1951 is missing). Includes important daily business papers tax returns, blank tax forms, corporation reports, verified summary of payments, mortgage concerns, insurance, insurance correspondence/memos, evaluations of equipment, receipts, letters for ground rent, war time concerns, real properties, policies/endorsements, parking program leasehold, liquidation, inquiry of stock worth, balance...
Dates: 1929-1961

Eastern Iowa County School Records Collection

Identifier: 2004-41
Scope and Contents This is a collection of documents generated between 1870-1974 by schools that merged into the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency in 1974. Documentation includes attendance, student scores/grades, monthly summaries, graduates, visitors, term reports, annual reports to County Superintendents, directories of teachers, country school records, and some parochial school documentation. Counties included are Jackson, Clinton, Muscatine and one volume for Scott County.
Dates: 1870-1974

Eckermann Monthly Store News, Illinois-Iowa Dairy calendar, and DeWitt Hardware calendar

Identifier: 2010-12
Scope and Contents January, February, April and June 1953 issues of Eckermann Monthly Store News from the Eckermann Implement Company, Eldridge, Iowa; 1954 calendar Illinois-Iowa Dairy at 1205 Harrison Street, Davenport, Iowa; 1966 calendar DeWitt Hardware (fishing theme).
Dates: 1953, 1954, 1966

Eldridge Corners aerial photograph

Identifier: 2000-12
Scope and Contents Aerial photograph of Eldridge Corners, c. 1940s?
Dates: 1940s

Elizabeth "Bubbles" Haines materials

Identifier: 1998-23
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials and photographs relating to Elizabeth "Bubbles" Haines, mostly from festivities in her honor at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in October 1998.
Dates: 1998

Elizabeth Moravek Finkenhoefer Collection

Identifier: 2015-37
Scope and Contents This collection consists of published books and journals of genealogical nature pertaining to Indiana.
The titles are: Yearbooks of the Society of Indiana Pioneers, The Berkeley Journal: Published by the Berkeley County Historical Society, Images of Berkeley County: A Collection of Photographs from Berkeley County.
Dates: 1989-2014

Emil A. Speth, Badge 13, Davenport Police Department

Identifier: 2008-08
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1 3-ring binder and 1 cd-rom of biographical documentation pertaining to Officer Speth (1874-1917); court documents, newspaper clippings, vital records, and images. CD-rom contains JPEG and BITMAP images, pdf doc, and Microsoft Office Word 97-2003 docs.
Dates: 1874-1917

Emil and Minnie Dohrmann family/genealogy papers

Identifier: 1998-26
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs and greeting cards of the Emil and Minnie Dohrmann family of Big Rock, Iowa. Also includes some family papers.
Dates: 1880-1970

Engravings of local views 1860

Identifier: 2013-11
Scope and Contents Engravings of Davenport, Rock Island, Moline ca 1860 published by Hermann Meyer, New York from Meyer's Universum; black and white and hand colored; supposed to be originals; Fort Armstrong added August 2013; original???
Dates: 1860

Ephemeral collections

Identifier: 2020-25
Scope and Contents This contains single items or collections of ephemera. It is not meant for collections that contain multiple item types, some of which has been separated to ephemera.
Dates: various

Ernest Oberholtzer collection

Identifier: 1990-07
Scope and Contents Copies of photos taken by Oberholtzer of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area as well as his home on Mallard Island. Oberholtzer was a Davenport native.
Dates: 1900-1985

Esek S. Ballord residence

Identifier: 1992-02
Scope and Contents This home was located at 226 East Locust Street. (photo is a copy of original); see also X-05 & 2011-20
Dates: 1888

Esther Mae Plumb photograph collection

Identifier: 2009-08
Scope and Contents This collections consists of an album with a red velvet cover which is quite worn. The spine is not stable. Each page is decorated with the identical design, being a combination of spider webs, plants, flowers, mushrooms, snails, fairies, etc. The patent application date listed is 1887. The images within the album are in fine condition overall. The types of photographic images include cartes de visites, cabinet cards, and portraits revolving around singer Esther Mae Plumb and her...
Dates: 1860-1920

Everett Geurink Civil War manuscript

Identifier: 2002-15
Scope and Contents This collection contains a manuscript of book on the history of Iowa's Civil War Camps and supporting research material compiled by Everett Geurink. Also includes microfilm purchased from the National Archives - compiled service records and camp reports.
Dates: various

Everett Geurink genealogical research materials

Identifier: 2002-14
Scope and Contents This collection contains genealogy research materials on the Roes, Goering, Witt, Geurink, McGee, Carstensen, Soenke, Cinadr, Schelber, Wilkins, Hirt, Blunk, Rabeling, Shinkle, VerHoef, Muhs, and Voss families
Dates: various

F. J. Stahmer Shoe Company Collection

Identifier: 2015-34
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one postcard, three photographic prints, and newspaper clippings.The 5 x 7" photographic prints capture one exterior, two interiors of the shoe company. The postcard depects Vanderslice Stahmer Shoe Company, a Davenport and Des Moines business. The newspaper clipping are an obituary of F.J. Stahmer from 1927, an article regarding daughter Ella taking over company after his death in 1928, and an article about factory circa 1952. The newspaper clippings...
Dates: 1927-1930

Fairmount Cemetery Association records

Identifier: 2012-32
Scope and Contents This collection contains records of the West Davenport/Fairmount Cemetery Association 1881 - ca. 1980; duplicate death certificates 1918 - April 1921.
Dates: 1881-1980

Fairmount Preschool for the Multi-Handicapped

Identifier: 2005-11
Scope and Contents Photographs, slides, newsclippings, volunteer file, history of program development, and ephemera from a preschool which began as a school for children with cerebral palsy. One file contains personal information; consult with archivist.
Dates: 1960-1995

Family History of David Richard Pohlmann

Identifier: 2019-53
Scope and Contents Donor and author is current wife of George Pohlmann, native of Davenport, step-mother to George's son David. Volume prepared and published for David and his family in 2009. Corrections and amendments since print handwritten by author/donor onto book's pages.
Dates: 2009

Farmstead Project Scott County (Iowa) Historical Society

Identifier: 2012-16
Scope and Contents This collection contains slides, prints, negatives, inventories of Scott County farm buildings, barns, etcetera; RDA grant funded project 1994-1995; 2013 added 3 VHS tapes and magazines pertaining to historic barns.
Dates: 1994-2013

FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) at train stop in Davenport (Iowa)

Identifier: 1998-01
Scope and Contents This collection contains 7 black and white 3 x 4" negatives of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and others pictured on the back of a NY Central Train; WHBF radio microphone; 1 photograph of Alfred Landon. Believed to have been taken in October of 1936 but have not verified location nor exact date.
Dates: 1936

Federal System Bakeries/Pueblo Bakeries

Identifier: 2007-08
Scope and Contents This collection contains 8 black and white 5" x 7" photographic reprints of bakeries in Pueblo, Colorado in 1920-1940 era with identification by donor.
Dates: 1920-1940

Feers Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2020-34
Scope and Contents This is a collection of studio portraits, photographic prints and negatives relating to the family of Albert Gurney Feers. There are many candid prints presumably taken by Albert G. Feers at his military camps and various sites of employment as a veterinarian. Many of the candids are of his family members in Davenport. The studio portraits appear to be of the Frederickson family, his last wife's relatives. Crex Carpet harvest camps in Minnesota and WisconsinU.S. Army...
Dates: 1892-1945

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