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Dick Stahl literary works on rivers and river towns

Identifier: 2010-13
Scope and Contents

Items written by Dick Stahl, Quad Cities Poet Laureate.

Dates: undated

Dillon Fountain

Identifier: 2007-05
Scope and Contents

This collection contains files from City Archives including a maintenance manual, info from "Friends of Dillon Fountain", folder labeled Ware and Ware, correspondence, architectural and building information.

Dates: 1917-1984

Dimitrios N. Kechris (James A. Kachres) papers

Identifier: 2001-18
Scope and Contents

Dimitrios Nickolas Kechris, also known as James N. Kachres' personal papers include handwritten documents, correspondence, receipts, booklets, an abstract, his funeral costs and probate information. Some of these items are printed and written in Greek and include dates 1905 and 1913.

Dates: 1945-1968

Dobler-Kuehl Genealogical Material & photos

Identifier: 2007-07
Scope and Contents

This collection contains documented information and photographs compiled by Warren F. Kuehl including surnames: Dobler, Kuehl, Warren, Friedrichs/Friedricks; Laminated civil war and confirmation documents, images.

Dates: various

Don and Marietta Southwood collection

Identifier: 2012-25
Scope and Contents

books, professional genealogy work, personal genealogy; American Association of University Women [AAUW] programs; WWI bonus aps for Scott Co. 1920's

Dates: 1900-2010

Don C. Bowers eulogy

Identifier: 2020-10
Scope and Contents

This is a two-page typed collection of memories created for the celebration of life service for Don Cooper Bowers by his younger brother, Kent. They are filled with humorous anecdotes pertaining to his brother.

Dates: 2020

Dorothy Phoenix School Report Cards

Identifier: 2018-11
Scope and Contents

Student progress reports for student Dorothy "Dodie" Phoenix grades 2-10 from Pierce School, Sudlow Intermediate School and Saint Katherine's School. Signed by parents Dorothea Panton Phoenix and H.A. Phoenix as well as her teachers.

Dates: 1929-1938

DOT map of Scott County, Iowa

Identifier: 2004-58
Scope and Contents

1967 map shows state highways, county trunk and local roads - For more information about this collection, please consult with a Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center staff member.

Dates: 1967

Doug Nelson Real Estate Image Collection

Identifier: 2021-35
Scope and Contents

Photographs of "comparable" build sales organized by town, street and property type: Commercial or Industrial. Most have a 35 mm negative as well. The collection is not fully processed as of December 2021.

Dates: 1990-2019

Downtown Davenport Development Commission collection

Identifier: 2020-17
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of images of downtown Davenport. Fifteen images are black and white and ten are color prints.

Second street is the main focus of the black and white prints whereas the color items are mostly skylines.

Dates: 1980-1999

Downtown Davenport photographs

Identifier: 1996-06
Scope and Contents

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

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. Charles H. Preston Papers

Identifier: 2023-20
Scope and Contents This collection consists of handwritten physician records of birth and death in Scott County, Iowa. There are also individual medical notes pertaining to many of the patients the doctor attended over the years. The books are indexed.The first book has handwritten notes from the schools and symposiums in New York attended by Dr. Preston in spring of 1873 after his graduation from the University in Iowa City. The second contains the death certificate stubs that began in...
Dates: 1873-1897

Dr. Herald W. Greene Family 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

Identifier: 2014-03
Scope and Contents

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

Identifier: 2005-18
Scope and Contents

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

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
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Original blueprints from architect Ebeling dated 1928.

Dates: 1928

Duncan Book Collection

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.

Personal items include a letter and attached newspaper clipping from The North Scott Press and a 1980 directory from Grace United Methodist Church.

Dates: 1970-2000

Eagle Signal Corporation

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

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

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 Community College District Collection

Identifier: 2023-52
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one account ledger for the Capitol Thatre in Davenport, Iowa and the loose papers found inside the back cover of the ledger. The contents date from December 1920-December 1925. The item was created by the management team of the CApitol Theatre and contains information on opening expenses, salaries, movies shown and fees charged.

The SCC Downtown Foundation received the building, known then as the Kahl Building, from V.O. Figge in 1995.

Dates: 1920-1925

Eastern Iowa County School Records Collection

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

Ebeling Architectural Collection

Identifier: 2023-43
Scope and Contents This is a collection of architectural studies and drawings done by Arthur H. Ebeling of Davenport, Iowa. Within the collection are drawings created by G.A. Hanssen and D.J. Harfst dating 1902-1908. Correspondence course work done by Arthur Ebeling and his brother Paul Ebeling are also included. These are construction drawings, mostly on coated linen paper. Many were secured with brass brads that had corroded and left green markings, however they do not affect the drawings. ...
Dates: 1895-1960

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

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

Edna Meta Francis papers

Identifier: 2023-34
Scope and Contents This is a collection of personal papers including a diploma signed by County Superintendent Hermine C. Schnekloth stating Edna Meta Francis has completed the Course of Study covering the work of eight years in the Common Branches and was given at Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. The document measures 14 x 17".A commemorative poster of the baptism of Edna Meta Francis from the Lutheran church in Pleasant Valley dated November 3, 1907 and a commemorative confirmation poster for her...
Dates: 1907-1925

Eldridge Corners aerial photograph

Identifier: 2000-12
Scope and Contents

Aerial photograph of Eldridge Corners, c. 1940s?

Dates: 1940s

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
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Davenport IA 52801-1490
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