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Volunteer Guild of Davenport Museum of Art

Identifier: 2004-69
Scope and Contents By-laws, board minutes 1980's-2000's, handbooks, brochures, invitations, trips, artist consignments sold in gift shop; scrapbook.
Dates: 1980-2000

Voss Washing Machine restoration photographs

Identifier: 2002-09
Scope and Contents This collection contains 5 color photographs of a restored Voss Washing Machine made ca. 1877-1910. The machine was restored in 2002.
Dates: 2002

Walcott, IA photographs

Identifier: 2002-20
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1 black and white photograph of the construction of abuilding near the Walcott Depot, taken ca. 1920. One of the worker is identified as John Baasch.
Dates: ca. 1920

Walgreens Store interior photographs

Identifier: 1998-05
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs of the interior of the Walgreen's drug store in downtown Davenport taken 1942-1946.
Dates: 1942-1946

Walnut Hill School - Rockingham Township-Scott Co.

Identifier: 2008-23
Scope and Contents This collection contains 15 photographs of construction of Walnut Hill School in 1948; Constitution of School Facilities Committee, Rockingham Township, Scott County, Iowa.
Dates: 1948

Walter E. Bort architectural plans

Identifier: 2002-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains architectural design drawings by Walter E. Bort, Clinton Iowa architect. Design drawings for Bort's own residence, Schick residence, and others in Davenport and Scott County [ca 1918/1950.]
Dates: 1918-1972

Warner-Medlin Photography Studio photographs

Identifier: 2000-06
Scope and Contents Approximately 1000 images, mostly graduation portraits taken during 1995.
Dates: 1995

Wasson, Jennings, Mandel and Bockenfeld family history collection

Identifier: 2002-24
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of genealogy family group sheets, obituaries, photos, marriage and death certificates for the Wasson, Jennings, Mandel, and Backenfeld families.
Dates: various

Weingartner Photograph Album

Identifier: 2018-21
Scope and Contents Family photographs of Elegius aka Eleck Weingartner family and sites in Davenport area c1890-1900. Burial of son Emil, veteran of Spanish American war are included. Weingartner residence was 1103 West 8th Street. Davenport scenes as well as some in Nebraska. Miscellaneous pages from Civil War book are also included.
Dates: 1890-1900

Wells Fargo Bank Collection

Identifier: 2015-24
Scope and Contents This collection consists of bound volumes, photographs, maps and atlases. Images pertain to Einfeldt family circa 1890-1920. Some maps are miscellaneous Scott County, Iowa atlases and maps. Brief Inventory: 1 oversize flat box containing 22 Einfeldt family photographs 5 oversize volumes including Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Vol. 1 and 2 Scott County, Iowa atlases and miscellaneous maps 22 images of various dimensions taken by several Davenport photography studios as well as some...
Dates: 1890-1990

West Davenport Improvement Co. documents

Identifier: 2014-10
Scope and Contents This collection contains carbon copies, photocopies, and transcriptions of documents dated 1930 from stockholder Ernest Oberholtzer regarding debt issue.
Dates: 1930

West Intermediate School photographs

Identifier: 2004-74
Scope and Contents photocopies of 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924 classes;
Dates: 1920-1924

West Liberty, Iowa Train Station

Identifier: 2019-46
Scope and Contents Framed color photographic print by Bob Baker R&B Enterprises Davenport, IA
Dates: 2004 May

West View Grange-Scott County, Iowa Records

Identifier: 2004-48
Scope and Contents This collection contains minutes from West View Grange meetings beginning 27Jan1908-1980. There are four minute books the earliest being handwritte and 1950's typed.

Booklet by author R. W. Smith Newton No. 1: The Second Working Grange in the United States and the First in Iowa and The Early Grange Movement in Some Iowa Counties contains information about the Grange in Muscatine County, Iowa and good historical background information.
Dates: 1908-1980

Whiteside County IL History & Familes book

Identifier: 2018-39
Scope and Contents images and history
Dates: 2014

Wilcox image collection

Identifier: 2013-28
Scope and Contents This is a collection of images and ephemeral items featuring William and Ellen Wilcox.1960-1972 Grant School Davenport 6th grade class photos by Carstensen photography many of which have identification. Geology field trip taken in September 1969 by Mr. Wilcox and 6th graders; all photographs by John Evans for Davenport newspaper. 1957 Iowa Jaycees snapshots with handwritten identification on verso; 1960's General Federation of Women's Clubs...
Dates: 1957-1972

Wilfred Juckem photographs

Identifier: 2004-08
Scope and Contents Photographic images in different formats taken by Wilfred Juckem of local events and sites dating from 1940-2008 including slides and prints of VanderVeer [Botanical] Park especially the Conservatory from 1968-2000s, Davenport's Skybridge 2008, 2001 flood of downtown Davenport, 2004 flooding at John O'Donnell Stadium, fire at Case plant in Mount Joy and other miscellaneous scenes.
Dates: 1940-2008

William A. Benadom Papers

Identifier: 2019-37
Scope and Contents William A. Benadom practiced medicine in Davenport, IA, operating several sanitariums. This file is from Ft. Leavenworth Penitentiary where he was sentenced to one year for falsely claiming to be a licensed physician and purchasing/distributing drugs.Images in the Hostetler photograph collection posted on UMVDIA prompted the patron to contact us. He generously shared the documentation obtained from the National Archives. Substantial research done by KMO previously regarding the...
Dates: 1921

Willie Otto and Magnus Johnson Papers

Identifier: X-06
Scope and Contents Eight sheets of correspondence to Magnus Johnson of Bishop Hill, IL which appear to be receipts dated 1854-1868. Several mention collars, two are from saddlery hardware, leather stores all in Illinois.Additionally, one mimeographed letter addressed to Willie L. Atto [sic]] of Cambridge IL and four duplicate 2.5 x 6" prints of vehicle with tag line "Has stood the test of the Cold Northwest" across the side panel. Prints in brown envelope labeled "Willis Otto" with return address of...
Dates: 1864-1868; 1919

Wingate/Brooks/Lage/Berrigan family images; diary

Identifier: 2011-23
Scope and Contents This collection consists of family photographic prints, nearly all identified and a 1923-1926 diary of Florence Berrigan Wingate.
Dates: 1923-1926

Wolfe & related families

Identifier: 2014-14
Scope and Contents This collection contains images, genealogical binders, documents, scrapbook pertaining to Wolfe, Corson,Beck, Hecht, Diehn, Hendrickson, Lamp, Banks, Goettsch, Struck families. 2016-08-12 additional photographs, correspondence donated - identified with surnames: Beck, Struck, Lamp, Banks, Wolfe from Clinton and Scott Counties ca 1890's-1940's
Dates: 1890s-1940s

Womochil/Edwards family papers

Identifier: 2003-01
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs, genealogical/family correspondence, pedigree charts, and supporting records 1893-1992.
Dates: 1893-1992

Wonio collection

Identifier: 2019-60
Scope and Contents "Uncommon Sense" is a newsletter created by Davenport physician Dr. George Morrissey, family doctor for the donor's family. He provided this document to his patients for their use with the general theme of reassurance in medical matters. Per the December 1964 issue nearly 10,000 copies were distributed in three years.Betty Caughlin was a relative of the donor and a long time employee of the Davenport Public Library. She wrote the "History of the Davenport Public Library" in partial...
Dates: 1882-1964

World War II era chain letter and Knox College directories

Identifier: 2019-61
Scope and Contents The chain letter is an example of a World War II era scheme pretending to be for the purpose of increasing sales of Defense Stamps. The Post Office and Treasury Department spoke out against the scam. This particular letter was written by Lenora Davidson of 515 Kirkwood Boulevard, Davenport, Iowa. She was the daughter of George and Leona Davidson.
Dates: 1942-1962

World War II era Scrapbook

Identifier: 2013-34
Scope and Contents First page of scrapbook says "My Scrap Book Of Friends Of Bettendorf and Davenport. Made Feb. 20, 1943 Saturday Night";

Contains newsclippings 1941-1944 featuring local men and women serving in military positions during World War II.

Two black and white photographic prints of Bettendorf girls softball teams with identification were separated and assigned VM89-002609 a and b.
Dates: 1941-1944

World War II Military unit panoramic photo

Identifier: 2004-02
Scope and Contents shows large military group in uniform, likely WWII. Approximately 8"x30"
Dates: 1940-1949

WWII Honor Roll Billboards

Identifier: 2019-34
Scope and Contents digitzied copies of book documenting WWII Honor Billboards honoring those who served from Iowa - Men and women in our armed forces on land; at sea and in the air; compliments of Robert C. Brown
Dates: 1941-1945

Yearbooks from area schools; Images from Sudlow Jr. High School

Identifier: 2014-17
Scope and Contents This collection contains image of the 1953 9th grade class of Sudlow Junior High School -original and laminated copy; 1 copy of the St. Ambrose 1957 "Oaks" yearbook; Davenport High School yearbooks for 1928, 1934, 1955, 1956.
Dates: 1928-1957

Zabel, Thode, Schultz, and Moeller family history materials compiled by Lyn Batdorf

Identifier: 2010-03
Scope and Contents A CD copy of Lyn Batdorf's "Families of Thode, Zabel, Schultz and Moeller," a searchable database of family names on a DVD, and original photographs.
Dates: 1830-1970

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