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Images from Scott County Historic Preservation Society

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-10
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a postcard depiciting the interior of Mac's Tavern located in Davenport, Iowa and a small print and enlarged photocopy of print of Rock Island Railroad Freight House located in Davenport, Iowa, with LeClaire home visible on top of hill.

Dates: undated

Images of #13 School; German Band from East Davenport

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-20
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 3 photographs: Frieda Plath's German Class and Room B of School #13 taken circa 1901; German Band from East Davenport, IA; Rudolph Beckmann and others are identified in the school images.

Dates: 1901

Images of Davenport Citizens

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-09
Content Description

2 oversize photocopied reprints;

Dates: 1905 - 1928

Images of Davenport, IA

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-08
Scope and Contents

snapshots of hobos, bridge, roller dam, Lookout point; 8 x 10" Kemper Hall Cadets from Griswold College; office of Crane Co.; Charlies Western Wear display

Dates: various

Images of Lincoln School Davenport 1916

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-16
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 4 images of Lincoln School in Davenport size 2.5 x 3.5"; 1 of building exterior, and 3 of class groups

Dates: 1916

images of Streckfus Steamer "Capitol" & Majestic

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-07
Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of 2 original photographs of the Streckfus steamers "Capitol" and "Majestic" held by Area Research Center, University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse.

Dates: [unknown]

Images related to John Wesley Ross family

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-04
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 8 x 10, cabinet cards, and snapshots totalling 15 images related to architect John Wesley Ross and his descendants. Includes photograph of the Davenport High School's Delta Upsilon Sorority from 1909 taken by Hostetler.

Dates: [unknown]

Immaculate Conception Academy Class Montage 1930 & Graduation Group; Free Studio

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-03
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two 11 x 14" prints from Frank A. Free Studio. One is a montage of the Class of June 1930 from the Immaculate Conception Academy, Davenport, Iowa, including 34 individual portraits of young women. The young women are identified by names below their images. The second print features a group portrait of 23 teenage girls wearing identical light colored dresses, dark shoes, and stocking. Each girl is holding a rolled document and wearing a ribbon pinned...
Dates: 1925-1930

Index to Scott County, Iowa "Powers of Attorney of Record"

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-24
Scope and Contents

Ledger book labeled "Heinz and Fisher" with alphabetical entries dating from 1839 to 1891.

Dates: 1839-1891

Indiana Genealogy and History Books

 Collection
Identifier: 2016 -07
Scope and Contents

Seven published items pertaining to Indiana genealogy and history. Declined three.Cataloged the following: History of Indiana by Esarey; Annals of Pioneer Setters on the Whitewater and its tributaries by a Native; Indiana Source Book 1 by Heiss; A Documentary History of the Indiana Decade of the Harmony Society 1814-1824 Vol.1.

Dates: 1966-1977

Industrial Parks photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-31
Scope and Contents Photographic aerial prints created by Quad City Chamber per donor. One print is labeled 2001 Mayland Aerial Photography. The color prints are mostly 4 x 5" snapshots. Some have an acetate negative attached to the back of the print. Industrial parks include: Research, Commerce & Tech Park;Crow Valley Business Park;Highway 6 and I 280;Bettendorf, Iowa Riverside Development Park;5000 Tremont;River Cities Industrial...
Dates: 1997-2001

Ingward Petersen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1994-05
Scope and Contents

The highlights of this collection are papers related to Petersen’s military service; a large hand-drawn map of 718-722 Brown Street as it was in 1907; and a series of plays and musicals written by Ingward and Robert Petersen when they were youths.

Dates: 1907-1967

Interviews of United States military veterans by Bettendorf High School students

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-17
Scope and Contents

43 interviews with military veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, and the Bosnian War by students of Bettendorf High School teacher Cathy Ahrens in 2010 and 2011.

Dates: 2010

Iowa Children's Books donation

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-49
Scope and Contents

Love is all around Iowa by Silvano and Santa is coming to Iowa by Smallman are two fiction children's books focused on Iowa by area authors.

Dates: 2018

Iowa Department of Transportation photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1990-12
Scope and Contents

Aerial photographs of barge terminals along the Mississippi River in Iowa.

Dates: 1987-1991

Iowa Fireman's Association history

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-14
Scope and Contents

brief history - convention dates, city and president; badge and sticker

Dates: 2001

Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union programs

 Collection
Identifier: 2003-12
Scope and Contents

This collection contains approximately 10 programs of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union dating from 1948-1954 and 1956.

Dates: 1948-1956

Iowa History correspondence course

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-13
Scope and Contents

Correspondence course prepared and graded by Dr. William J. Petersen: Study of Iowa History

Includes the handbook and each lesson submitted by Mrs. Morgan, graded and returned by Dr. Petersen from September 1955 through May 1956. The course earned 2 credits.

Dates: 1955-1956

Iowa Maps CD-ROM

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-08
Scope and Contents

CD-ROM containing 19 images of Iowa and other regional maps.

Dates: 1841-1941

Iowa Sesquicentennial Commission of Scott County, Iowa Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-35
Scope and Contents

Items pertaining to 1996 Scott County's sesquicentennial celebration for the state of Iowa including planning documents, banner, parade, some photographic prints, and information on a Chautauqua held in 1997.

Dates: 1995-1997

Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home Biennial Reports

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-51
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of biennial reports from 1910-1934 covering years 1908-1934.

Dates: 1910-1934

Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-12
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of two typed letters from superintendent of the orphanage Harvey Daines dated September 1944 releasing former orphanage inmate Adelbert M. Long. Donor wrote biography of Adelbert M. Long in 2012 and it is included.

Dates: 1944 September

Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home graduation programs

 Collection
Identifier: 2003-06
Scope and Contents

This collection includes graduation programs for the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home from 1934 and 1935; also an undated postcard-type photo of shorthand department of Brown's Business College.

Dates: 1934-1935

Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2016 -19
Scope and Contents

Images of Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home building exteriors circa 1935.

Dates: 1935-1938

Iowa State University Scott County Extension Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-11-1999-08-2015-01
Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of materials from three separate accessions. Included are Annual Reports, photographs and negatives, Historian books, and music materials including vinyl records and sheet music. See Series Scope and Content Notes for more information.

Dates: 1919-1990

Iowa Stories 2000 project

 Collection
Identifier: 2005 -02
Scope and Contents Davenport Community Schools student produced oral & video histories, transcriptions, displays; This was an initiative by Iowa's first lady Christy Vilsack with a different ethnic group interviewed each year. Box 1: Folder 1 Background Information on Stories 2000 from Christie Vilsack’s website Folder 2 Handwritten notes taken by LaWanda Roudebush, director of Davenport Public Library, during interviews taped 15Sep2005 Folder 3 Receptions –...
Dates: 2005-2012

Iowa Sun [1838-1840] newspaper; original copies in bound volume

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-41
Scope and Contents

Original issues of Iowa frontier newspaper The Iowa Sun and Davenport and Rock Island News bound into one volume; publisher Andrew Logan.

microfilm in our collection previously.

Dates: 1838-1840

Iowa Urban Public Library Association [IUPLA]

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-13
Scope and Contents

Agendas, Minutes, Reports 1980's - 2012

Dates: 1980-2012

Iowana Farms photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-05
Scope and Contents Photograph album "Springtime Iowana Farms" with 23 original photographic prints of various sizes taken by Louis R. Bostwick (1868-1943), noted Omaha, NE photographer with impressions by A.D. Peters of Omaha, NE. The cover is hand-lettered. The images are of buildings, cattle, landscapes. Two loose prints: 5x7" with no identification 9.5 x 14" taken by J.B. Hostetler dated 1911 *22 small images in #1998-22, some of which are real photo postcards, appear to match some...
Dates: 1910-1920

Iowana Farms photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-22
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 2 photo albums and approximately 20 smaller, loose photos. One album is by the Hostetler Photography Studio and was likely produced 1910-1915. Images are bound but could easily be separated and are of outbuildings, Holstein cattle, swine, etc. The other album has no cover and the images include interiors of barns and milking facilities as well as animals. Photographer unknown. Prints appear to be newer. They are adhered to paper with glue.

Dates: 1905-1930


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
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