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Downtown Davenport photographs

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Identifier: 1996-06
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14 prints ca 1930-1950's of building exteriors; caricatures of city leaders from newspaper; came from C & ED department per note on envelope

Dates: 1930-1951

DPL Oral History Projects

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Identifier: OH
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The collection is organized into series by project names, then broken down into individual names or participants.

Dates: 1994-2020

Dr. Herald W. Greene Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-42
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings, photographs, letters documenting this family; Dr. Greene was a dentist by profession; much of the information revolves around son, Herald Taylor "Skippy", and his school activities including baseball and basketball at Davenport High School Class of 1947 and University of Iowa 1951.The newspaper items are in terrible condition. The images and other paper items such as programs, etc. are fair.One highlight is the June 1940 Shriner's Baseball School...
Dates: 1930-1950

Dr. Herbert J. Hodges Papers

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Identifier: 2014-03
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This collection contains over 1000 color photographic slides, research, records, observations, statistics and correspondence regarding the local bird population in the Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois greater Tri/Quad City area. Copies of published items, articles used in research and information on individual birds is also included.

Dates: 1895-2008; Majority of material found in 1940-2005

Dr. Robert C. Olson collection

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Identifier: 2005-18
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Reproduction of "No. 2 Map of the Rock Island Rapids of the Mississippi River" and 2 special sections of the Quad-City Times newspaper. Published books and serials pertaining to French-Canadian explorers.

Dates: 1925-2005

Dr. William H. Roba Collection

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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

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Identifier: 1996-07
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Original blueprints from architect Ebeling dated 1928.

Dates: 1928

Duncan Book Collection

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Identifier: 2018-58
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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

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Identifier: 2013-22
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Eagle Signal publications, photographs, timers, history, manuals; Eagle and BLISS and Gamewell annual reports

Dates: 1930-1989

Early Davenport, Iowa scenes

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Identifier: 1997-15
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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

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Identifier: 2019-06
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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

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Identifier: 2019-30
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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

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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

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Identifier: 2004-41
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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

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Identifier: 2010-12
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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

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

Dates: 1940s

Elizabeth "Bubbles" Haines materials

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Identifier: 1998-23
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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

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Identifier: 2015-37
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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

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Identifier: 2008-08
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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

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Identifier: 1998-26
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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

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Identifier: 2013-11
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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

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Identifier: 2020-25-Open
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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

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Identifier: 1990-07
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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

Ernest Rodriguez Memoirs: A Tricultural Experience

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Identifier: 2022-12
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This is a memoir written by Ernest Rodriguez documenting moments from his life growing up with three cultures - as Mexican-American, African-American, and Caucasian. He shares remembrances from living in Holy City in Bettendorf and Cook's Point in Davenport, as well as many people and events with his family of origin and his own family.

Dates: 2019

Esek S. Ballord residence

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Identifier: 1992-02
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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

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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...
Dates: 1860-1920

Everett Geurink Civil War manuscript

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Identifier: 2002-15
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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

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Identifier: 2002-14
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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

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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

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

Dates: 1881-1980


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