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Al Davis Crescent Macaroni Collection
This collection contains a large number of photographs of the Crescent Macaroni and Cracker Factory and items pertaining to the Davis family who lived in Davenport, Iowa. Items of particular interest are a radio KSTT Top "30" Survey for July 8-14, 1960, an annual report of a WOC-TV sponsored Junior Achievement Company for 1961-1962, and a small collection of items from the Sears Co.
Albert Meinert papers
Documents pertaining to Albert and Gertrude (Howard) Meinert of Clinton, Iowa including obituaries, selective service card, driver's licenses, identification cards, and membership cards to various associations. Their daughter, Marjorie Meinert (Mrs. Charles) Flynn lived in Davenport, Iowa. A letter from Daniel David Palmer to Mrs. Marge Flynn dated 1954 regarding death of father and enclosing pamphlet from Dr. Norman Vincent Peale are part of the collection.
Alfred Mueller Collection
Personal items pertaining to Alfred C. Mueller, Davenport IA resident, business man and former mayor including 1938 election poster, biography of Alfred C. Mueller, correspondence, Contemporary Club paper 1918, Toole Co., Montana land documentation, tax assessment.
Alice French and Jane/Jennie Allen Crawford Collection
This collection contists of photographs and personal materials relating to Jane/Jennie M. Allen Crawford and Alice French (Octave Thanet), including inscribed copies of Thanet's books and an 11-volume set of the publication "Davenport Picturesque and Descriptive" (American Art Company, 1889).
Alice Richardson-Sloane Collection
This collection consists of Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) items, Esek Steere Ballord papers, Tyler genealogy, images, Rock Island Arsenal Golf Course circa 1906, Diamond Lady inaugural cruise, funeral items, Iowa adoption list, birth and death records for Scott County, probate index, divorce extractions, and Hostetler panoramics of the Mason property.
Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher Sorority - Alpha Epsilon Chapter Collection
Historian books from teacher's sorority consists of four scrapbooks covering 1969-2007 and one secretary book 1989-2007 that includes meeting minutes, membership and attendance.
Scrapbook 1) 1969-1974 Scrapbook 2) 1974-1989 Scrapbook 3) 1989-1999 Scrapbook 4) 1999-2007
Ament, Inc. Early Scott County, Iowa surveys and plats
American Association of University Women
This collection contains Davenport-Bettendorf Branch of AAUW yearbook directories 1993-2000 which include membership lists, officers, meeting schedules, committees, and budget outline.
American Institute of Commerce [AIC] scrapbook
This collection contains 1 scrapbook created by Margaret Gertz, AIC class of 1938. She was a member of AAU Girls' Basketball Team "AIC Stenos." Includes a brief memoir, pictures, clippings, and mementos. She also donated 1936 and 1937 Davenport High School Blackhawk yearbooks.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 26
This collection of artifacts includes organization histories, minutes of regular, executive board and past presidents meetings, membership applications that contain a lot of genealogical details, scrapbooks for the Unit, two scrapbooks about the 1927 Drill Team Paris tour by Zella Dee Cox and Edith Lucier, and photographs by Dissette, Free and other non-local studios.
Copies of unit newsletters: "Soldier & Citizen" 1954-2014 & "The Bugler" 2002-2011.
An Historical Study of the Iowa Annie Wittenmyer Home by Fanin
sumbitted by Margaret Fannin in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Social Work to University of Minnesota; carbon copy; hardbound
Ancient Order of Hibernians meeting minutes
Photocopy of original ledger book; minutes of meetings, Davenport Division No. 1, 1897-1912. Includes roll calls, members and addresses, and handwritten minutes.
Angeline Petskeyes personal items
This collection contains 6 diaries, each covering 5 years (1943-72) written by Davenport resident Angeline Petskeyes. Addition: March 2008 received funeral book of Angeline (1898-1983) and her son Roderick C. Petskeyes' baby book. Contains many photos, family history information on Petskeyes, Walthers, Hirzel.
Annie Wittenmyer Home Contact Notebook from Branch
This collection contains the contact book and information kept at the Davenport Branch Library located at Annie Wittenmyer. Contains names and addresses of residents of the orphanage and some entries name people they are looking for.
Annie Wittenmyer Home photographs, 1931-1945
This collection contains photographs taken at the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home/Annie Wittenmyer Home between 1931-1945 showing views of farm, grounds, and some staff members.
Annie Wittenmyer Home scrapbook
Antoine LeClaire and Adlai Stevenson signatures
This collection contains 1 signature of Antoine LeClaire (signature only), and 1 signature of Adlai Stevenson on a typed letter to Henry B. Hook.
Antoine LeClaire House Phase VII Interior Restoration and Porch Reconstruction
3 ring binder prepared by Scholtz, Gowey, Gere, Marolf Interior Designers, P.C.
Antoine LeClaire land patent documents & research
This collection consists of photocopies pertaining to LeClaire's land acquisitions from 1832 Sauk and Fox treaty including certified copies of patents and maps.
The land patents are regarding the 640 acres in Davenport and 640 acres in LeClaire. This was provided for in Section 6 of the 1832 Treaty with the Sauk and Fox where LeClaire acted as an interpreter. There is also a copy of the 1842 Treaty with the Sauk and Fox.
Architectural drawings for Renwick Buildings. et al
This collection contains blueprints for William G. Renwick buildings dated 1929-1930. Sears, Roebuck B type Retail Buildings, Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. Architects Burnham Brothers Incorporated and Nimmons, Carr and Wright. Tunnicliff, Davenport city engineer.
Architectural & Historical Survey 2004-2005
This collection contains copies of CDs documenting the Davenport Central Business District. Includes building files, scanned images of aerials, people, streetscapes, structures (indexed), Putnam Museum images, digital color images and black and white rolls of film. Info also online.
Architectural plans Voss residences
This collection contains blueprints of plans for 4 residences: 915 West Locust, 911 West Locust, 907 West Locust, and 1720 Marquette, ca. 1912-1916; architects Ebeling and Harfst.
Armil-Wass Family History and Photograph Album Collection
Armil-Wass family history, digital copies of 2 Armil-Barrett family albums and the individual tintypes, cabinet photographs, and cartes de visites contained within, and poster of the Glen Armil housing addition in Davenport.
Arnesen family papers
Arsenal Bridge and Rock Island Arsenal photographs
This collection contains 61 photographic prints size 8 x 10" of the Rock Island Arsenal and the Government Bridge, mostly copies taken from an 1899 report by the War Department. Includes photographs of the Colonel Davenport home in good shape and in disrepair, construction of Arsenal buildings, the National Cemetery (1902), and riverboats Delta Queen and Lone Star. Also a duplicate copy of "Rock Island Prison Barracks" book.
Art reproduction Quad City Queen & Topps trading cards
This collection consists of 1991 art reproduction of riverboat, "Quad City Queen: a Riverboat Tribute" by artist Jerry Wenstrom and a 2009 Topps trading cards of John Deere and Buffalo Bill
Arthur Dismer Pilot Log
This pilot log is dated July 28, 1946 with the airport base noted as Cram Field. It notes the aircraft flown , local or cross country, includes remarks or inspector's signature and certification number, horsepower classification, and time spent flying. The last entry is dated October 21, 1950.
Arthur R. Kroppach collection
This collection consists of two 8 x 10" pen and ink sketches on notebook paper signed "Art Kroppach" that were located in a 1920 U of I Hawkeye yearbook. The sketches are both outdoor scenes.
Secondly is an oil on canvas framed painting created by Gay Tydeman in 1947 and entered into the Mississppi Valley Fair in Class 1602. The painting in the frame measures roughly 30 x 36" and is in relatively good condition. It is titled "His Honor the Mayor of Davenport Art Kroppach 1947".
Automobile and Davenport speed limit sign image
Image showing woman standing beside road sign "City of Davenport Welcome Please slow down to 15 miles per hour" and automobile parked on dirt road.
- Women -- Iowa -- Davenport -- Societies and clubs -- History -- Sources 5
- Women -- Iowa -- Davenport -- Social life and customs 4
- Women -- Services for -- Iowa -- Davenport -- History -- Sources 3
- Young women -- Iowa -- Davenport -- Social life and customs 3
- Charities -- Iowa -- Davenport -- History -- Sources 2
- Clubs -- Iowa -- Davenport 2
- Images, Photographic 2
- Young women -- Iowa -- Davenport -- Charities, protection, etc. -- History -- Sources 2
- clippings (information artifacts) 2
- Adoption 1
- Art fairs--Social aspects. 1
- Art fairs--United States. 1
- Art fairs. 1
- Art festivals. 1
- Booklet 1
- Books 1
- Buildings -- Iowa -- Davenport -- History -- Sources 1
- Cabinet photographs -- Iowa -- Davenport -- History -- Sources 1
- Cemeteries -- Iowa -- Davenport -- History -- Sources 1
- Civil War -- United States 1 + ∧ less
- English 938
- German 4
- City of Davenport (Iowa) 6
- Cook, Clarissa C 2
- Glaspell, Susan, 1876-1948 2
- Huebinger, M. (Melchior) 2
- Lend a Hand Society 2
- Lend-A-Hand Club 2
- Moline (Ill.) 2
- Quad-City Times 2
- Adams, Helen 1
- Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 1
- Adler, Betty 1
- Adler, Henrietta 1
- Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 1
- Amarillo (Tex.) 1
- Ambrose, Allison S 1
- America 1
- American Commercial and Savings Bank 1
- American Telephone and Telegraph Company 1
- American Trust Company 1
- Andrews, Clarence A. 1 + ∧ less
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.
Davenport Public Library
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Davenport IA 52801-1490