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Albert Meinert papers

Identifier: 1997-24
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1939-1953

Albracht-Peters Film

Identifier: 2023-73
Scope and Contents

This is a reproduction of a 1960 film, digitized in mp4 format. It is taken in color and is approximately 6 minutes 40 seconds in length. The original footage was taken in 1960 by the donor's father who was a student at Palmer Chiropractic College at the time, and worked at WOC. The last section of the video documents demolition of the original WOC studio, the Ed Ryan residence at 805 Brady Street which the donor believes occured in 1963.

Dates: 1960-1963

Alfred Mueller Collection

Identifier: 2016-10
Content Description

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.

Dates: 1913-1957

Alice French and Jane/Jennie Allen Crawford Collection

Identifier: 2005-09
Scope and Contents

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).

Dates: 1860-1990

Alice Richardson-Sloane Collection

Identifier: 2011-20
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: various

Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher Sorority - Alpha Epsilon Chapter Collection

Identifier: 2017-09
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1969-2007

American Association of University Women

Identifier: 2007-18
Scope and Contents

This collection contains Davenport-Bettendorf Branch of AAUW yearbook directories 1993-2000 which include membership lists, officers, meeting schedules, committees, and budget outline.

Dates: 1993-2000

American Institute of Commerce [AIC] scrapbook

Identifier: 2008-14
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1936-1938

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 26

Identifier: 2004-07
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1920-2016

An Historical Study of the Iowa Annie Wittenmyer Home by Fanin

Identifier: 2019-26
Scope and Contents

sumbitted by Margaret Fannin in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Social Work to University of Minnesota; carbon copy; hardbound

Dates: 1953

Ancient Order of Hibernians meeting minutes

Identifier: 2000-11
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of original ledger book; minutes of meetings, Davenport Division No. 1, 1897-1912. Includes roll calls, members and addresses, and handwritten minutes.

Dates: 1897-1912

Angeline Petskeyes personal items

Identifier: 2006-03
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1943-1972

Annie Wittenmyer Home Contact Notebook from Branch

Identifier: 2006-05
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1978-2005

Annie Wittenmyer Home photographs, 1931-1945

Identifier: 2002-21
Scope and Contents

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 and a 1926 Blackhawk high school year book.

Dates: 1931-1945

Annie Wittenmyer Home scrapbook

Identifier: 1989-07
Scope and Contents These 127 images were attached to scrapbook pages with corner mounting squares for the most part. The last few photos were attached with rubber cement. Most of the images are snapshots, 2 x 3" or 3.5 x 5". There are two 8 x 10" prints. Images were removed, labeled with the accession number, page number in scrapbook where found, and any identification that was written on the scrapbook page. The images were put into an archival folder with interleaving pieces of archival paper....
Dates: 1920-1952

Antoine LeClaire and Adlai Stevenson signatures

Identifier: 1999-10
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 1 signature of Antoine LeClaire (signature only), and 1 signature of Adlai Stevenson on a typed letter to Henry B. Hook.

Dates: 1800s; 1952

Antoine LeClaire land patent documents & research

Identifier: 2011-02
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1830s

Architectural drawings for Renwick Buildings. et al

Identifier: 2007-19
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1929-1930

Architectural & Historical Survey 2004-2005

Identifier: 2006-22
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 2004-2005

Architectural plans Voss residences

Identifier: 2012-30
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1912-1916

Armil-Wass Family History and Photograph Album Collection

Identifier: 2010-18
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1870-1900

Arnesen family papers

Identifier: 2020-22
Scope and Contents These are the papers of Delores "Dee" Albrecht Lang. Included: Davenport High School 1947 Senior Prom booklet; 5 Autograph books 1938, 1940-42, 1944, 1945, 1946; Photographs: 1 black and white 8 x 10" print in frame of Dee in navy hat; 5 snapshots paper napkin imprinted "Robert C. and Delores A. Lang February 8, 1952"; Iowa Official Register 1967-1968; Index cards of some city cemetery burials given to donor by his...
Dates: 1915-1967

Arsenal Bridge and Rock Island Arsenal photographs

Identifier: 1998-12
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1872-1955

Art reproduction Quad City Queen & Topps trading cards

Identifier: 2009-15
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1991; 2009

Arthur Dismer Pilot Log

Identifier: 2020-09
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1946-1950

Arthur R. Kroppach collection

Identifier: 2023-24
Scope and Contents

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".

Dates: 1920; 1947

Automobile and Davenport speed limit sign image

Identifier: 2016-31
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 2016 copy; original unknown

Aviation pictures

Identifier: 2018-45
Scope and Contents Images recording 1910 airplane flight somehow involving James L. Kempthorne in a Curtiss Biplane. Research shows Kempthorne came to Davenport in 1908 to live with his aunt and attend high school. He graduated in 1912 and worked in Chicago for a time before attending Columbia University where he graduated in 1919. According to his 1978 obituary: "At age 18, Mr. Kempthorne and a friend built an airplane-just three years after the Wright brothers made their first flight at Kitty hawk-then...
Dates: 1910

Baker Family papers

Identifier: 2020-24
Scope and Contents "The Story of William Frank and Julia (Hanks) Baker: Their Ministry and Their Descendants" is a document that was dictated to the donor by Ms. Anna Katherine Baker of Oregon in July 1990. It shares the story of her parents and their service to the communities her father ministered to as well as the hardships they faced raising their family on meager earnings. It continues with the long-time service of her mother to a wealthy Davenport family. It was Ms. Baker's hope that her...
Dates: 1886-1990

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
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