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Fire Prevention and Engineering Standards report on the city of Davenport, Iowa

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Identifier: 2004-64
Scope and Contents Report No. 110, February 1949 on City of Davenport by National Board of Fire Underwriters Committee; survey on conditions made in October 194;8 contains map, describes water supply, alarm system, fire department, auxilliaries, facilities, building department, fire prevention, etc. Thesurvey was made by Engineers Harvey T. Munn and Robert A. Young and by Assistant Engineers A.S. Dimoff and D.g. Mees. The map is folded and is adhered to the last page of the booklet.
Dates: 1949 February

First Presbyterian Church Davenport records

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Identifier: 2012-11
Scope and Contents This collection contains historic church records for First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, Iowa; 1 box with glass lantern slides; oral history Don Southwood; Women's Association books 1962-1980.
Dates: 1859-1980

Flood Downtown Davenport from Skybridge 2008

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Identifier: 2008-35
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 1 rewritable compact disc containing 12 color JPEG images taken mostly from Davenport skybridge of downtown Davenport riverfront during flood of June 2008 with Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xti. Largest image 4.46 MB.
Dates: 2008 June

Flood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1935, photographs

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Identifier: 1998-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains 6 small photographs of the 1935 flood in Cedar Rapids.
Dates: 1935

Flood of 1965 photos and scrapbook

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Identifier: 1992 -10
Scope and Contents two boxes of slides and one scrapbook about the flood
Dates: 1965

Flood photographs (Davenport, Iowa)

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Identifier: 1997-08
Scope and Contents twelve black and white snapshots of Davenport floods dating from 1922, 1938 and 1951; one image of Clinton bridge 1916. .001) Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad depot at Front Street and Perry in 1922.002) from Brady Street looking west; man rowing over railroad tracks in 1922.003) Brady Street - Lagomarcino Grupe Co. building in 1922.004) Le Claire Park on September 24, 1938.005) Davenport, IA levee and Lend-a-Hand building on...
Dates: 1916-1951

Flora (Mrs. Frederick) Wilson papers

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Identifier: 1996-08
Scope and Contents Box 1: Legal tablet of names/events abstracted from Davenport Gazette from Jan1841-24Mar1842 handwritten by Flora Wilson in October 1973. Legal tablet of names abstracted from Scott County Land Mortgage Record Book With dates including 1839-1848 handwritten by Flora Wilson in April 1975.“Concordia Singing Society” Constitution – Davenport Iowa 25May1893 poor condition-very fragile“Butcher and Drovers Union” - 2 ledgers written in German...
Dates: 1855-1899

Forgotten Few Veterans Remembrance

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Identifier: 2017-15
Scope and Contents Ephemeral items from Veterans Remembrance Ceremony at City Cemetery including a program and historic ribbon from dedication of tombstones for Civil War, Spanish-American War and veterans who had no markers..
Dates: 2017 May

Fran Riley Local News event tapes

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Identifier: 2006-10
Scope and Contents This collection contains 2 VHS and 6 3/4" video tapes on local stories, (labels on tapes do not reflect contents) dates unknown. Fran Riley works for KWQC-TV Channel 6 in Davenport, Iowa as a reporter.
Dates: 1990-2006

Frank H. Miller family history materials

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Identifier: 2008-30
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1 3-ring binder and 1 CD of research, ahnentafel report, descendant tree and family group sheets with index. Surnames: Miller, Busch, Lischer, Weiss, Warnebold, French. Includes color snapshot prints of Miller residence at 1527 Brady St.
Dates: various

Frank Juarez Collection

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Identifier: 2019-35
Scope and Contents Digitized scans of: Buchanan School remodeling 2018 - copied from USB to J:\Local History\2019-35 Buchanan school; USB returned to donor by KK Have a brief timeline for the school in Karen/Current projects 1896 Cram's Bankers' and Brokers' Railroad Atlas - IA & IL1884 Rand McNally & Co's New Dollar Atlas of the United States and Dominion of Canada1911 Standard Atlas of Henry County IL pub by George A. Ogle & Co.1914 Iowa...
Dates: various

Frank L. Smart Intermediate School 1938 Group Portrait

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Identifier: 2015-21
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one black and white 8 x 19.5" panoramic group portrait taken June 1938 of Frank L. Smart Intermediate School 9A Class with autographs on the back. Appears to have been taken in gym on a stage. Autographs randomly signed on verso.
Dates: June 1938

Frank Schaefer adoption certificate

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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

Fred Schwengel collection

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Identifier: 1995 -03
Scope and Contents Books, research papers, History Club round table papers and miscellaneous Davenport items belonging to Congressman Fred Schwengel; includes copy of Blackhawk Treaty. Some items are breakable.
Dates: 1858-1990

Free Studio of Photography Collection

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Identifier: 1998-28
Scope and Contents Approximately 18,000 images taken by the Hostetler Studio dating 1895-1925 and the Free Studio dating 1940's-1970's. Also 125 panoramic negatives taken by Hostetler Studio.
Dates: 1890-1970's

Free Studio of Photography photographs

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Identifier: 2000-05
Scope and Contents Photographic prints, some appear original with embossed studio name and some appear to be more recent reprints. All 8”x10” and b/w with the exception of one color image of the interior of Sacred Heart Cathedral during a wedding. All images placed in acid free file folders with acid free paper between prints.FOLDER 1 Churches: St. John’s Methodist Church 14th and Brady St. exterior view taken from northwest cornerSt. Joseph’s Church 6th and Marquette St. exterior view...
Dates: 1900-1980

French, Decker and Lischer family history

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Identifier: 2001-38
Scope and Contents Genealogy research materials for French, Decker, Munday, Long, Boyer, Miller, Lischer, Morton and Tucker families. Includes correspondence, photographic images, newspaper clippings, calling cards as well as documentation for family history. See container list in external document.
Dates: 1890-1989

Freshman Class Palmer School of Chiropractic April 15, 1920

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Identifier: 2016 -45
Scope and Contents Very large group of people posed outdoors. Variety of ages, both male and female. Labeled "Made by J. Maly P.S.C. Student"
Dates: 1920

FRIENDS of Davenport Museum of Art

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Identifier: 2004-68
Scope and Contents Articles of Incorporation; Constitution and By-laws; minutes of meetings; financial records; Board Of Directors and committee lists; photographs of past board presidents; miscellaneous. Brief inventory available.
Dates: 1927-2004

FRIENDS of VanderVeer Park

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Identifier: 2003-44
Scope and Contents This collection contains Friends of Vander Veer Park meeting minutes.
Dates: 1991-2006

Gaming token President Riverboat Casino

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Identifier: 2018-13
Scope and Contents $5 gaming token from inaugural cruise of the President Riverboat Casino on the Mississippi River in April 1991.
Dates: 1991

G.A.R. Cemetery Records Collection

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Identifier: 2018-56
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three series. 1) handwritten list on Works Progress Administration stationary "List of Soldiers Dead from Scott County as of July 1, 1881"; organized by regiment/company; includes name, place, date and cause of death; unknown source 2) Information compiled in 1916-1917 by A.W. Crans, the G.A.R. post commander 1915-1916 and written in two composition books. Organized by place of burial, then alphabetically and include the individual's name,...
Dates: 1915-1938

Genealogical materials in digital format

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Identifier: 2019-50
Scope and Contents Index to "The Keyhole" Genealogical Society of Southwestern Pennsylvania volumes 1-15Jonathan Wainwright and family - pioneer doctorWilliam Page family history files and picturesRock Island Co. IL Cemetery Records - Riverside Cemetery Extract of Sexton RecordsWWi Honor Roll Henry Co. IL (1919)Let There be Peace on Earth - The Christmas Concert 2002 First Presbyterian Church Davenport IAIn Search of Hearth and Home: The...
Dates: various

Genealogy of Lischer, Schlegel, Burmeister, Meyer

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Identifier: 2006-19
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1 3-ring binder of ancestor and descendant charts for Lischer, Vollmer, Schlegel, Lerchen, Burmeister, Ehrig, Meyer, Shuck. Newer edition shelved SC 929.2 Lis
Dates: various

Genealogy publications Fleming and Finnegan families

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Identifier: 2015-11
Scope and Contents The volumes are descriptions of the Finnegan and Fleming family histories and genealogies.
Dates: 2012

George Davenport will copies and transcription

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Identifier: 2005-06
Scope and Contents Photocopies (1972) of George Davenport's will, dated October 25, 1844, and a 1982 transcription.
Dates: 1972-1982

George E. Morrissey diary (typescript)

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Identifier: 1998-27
Scope and Contents This collection contains a typescript account of George E. Morrissey's experiences in the Medical Corps in the Philippines during World War II (13 Oct 1944 - 2 Jul 1945) plus photographs.
Dates: 1944 October 13 - 1945 July 02

George S. Dempsey photo

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Identifier: 2002-27
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1 framed 16" x 24" photo of George S. Dempsey, one of the original directors of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Davenport. Also 1 8" x 10" black and white photographof an unidentified home.
Dates: 1933

George Washington forgeries; Revolutionary War era currency

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Identifier: 2011-25
Scope and Contents This collection contains original Davenport Public Library items loaned that were out on loan. They include George Washington documents such as an authorization for discharge from military custody of one Milton Edmondson, June 1, 1781, a permission to a Mr. John Edwards with his negro boy Jack to pass and repass the picket at Rampo, September 9, 1780, two shillings #4988 dated March 20, 1777, and eight dollars #133101 dated August 14, 1776.
Dates: 1776-1781

German-Iowan Studies 25; Die fruhe schleswig-holsteinische Auswanderung in die USA 1835-1860

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Identifier: 2018-40
Scope and Contents essays exploring German influence in Iowa signed by author/donor; unpublished manuscript
Dates: 2002-2004


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