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Barb Stein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-21
Scope and Contents

Family papers and photographs of McClelland, Richardson, Barnard, Dow families

Dates: 1850-2010

Battery "B" National Guard Field Artillery Unit Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-24
Scope and Contents Taken from Report of the Adjutant General of Iowa For the Biennial Period Ended June 30, 1918 Published by the State of Iowa Des MoinesAt the beginning of the year 1917 the Iowa National Guard, with the exception of the Field Artillery, which was mustered out in December, was in Federal service and was on duty on the Mexican Border guarding the border states from invasion. The organizations were returned to their homes early in the year and by March 23, 1917 were all out of...
Dates: 1916-1918

Bauder and Appelquist Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-26
Scope and Contents

Grammar school diploma for Lena S. Bauder (1888)

Religious Certificate in German [communion?] Magdalena Salome Bauder (1880)

Religious Certificate in German [confirmation] Magdalena Bauder (1888)

Picnic of Crane Club (1921) identification for Clare Blanche Appelquist

Mercy Nurses (1915) - 2

Dates: 1880-1921

Beaux Arts Fund Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2021-05
Scope and Contents This is mainly a collection of promotional material for the Beaux Arts Balls and Fairs held in Davenport, Iowa to raise funds for the Davenport Museum of Art. It includes black and white photographic prints with identification from several balls in the 1960s, programs and tickets from 1956-1970, newspaper items and a bit of correspondence regarding borrowing copies of the British Crown Jewels to display at one of the balls in 1962. The original 1953 articles of incorporation are included as...
Dates: 1953-1970

Beaux Arts, Incorporated

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-71
Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks containing newsclippings, publicity, and photographs of Balls (1953-1966) and Fairs (1967-1974); 120 color slides of balls

Dates: 1953-1974

Beiderbecke & Miller Grocers building-by F. Claussen

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-14
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 1 cd-rom of Fr. Claussen architectural drawings of the Beiderbecke and Miller Wholesale Grocery building [1874] and 2 drawings from 1870.

Dates: 1870-1874

Beiderbecke & Miller Grocers Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-22
Scope and Contents

One paper receipt from local grocers ca1883.

Dates: 1883

Belan Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2023-07
Scope and Contents FOLDER 1:Davenport High School medal - small artifactCDV by Huebinger Bros. identified as Leopold Grommel. Grommel appears in the 1895 Iowa State census as living in Davenport, Iowa.cardboard sign for Emil Rabe, painting and decorating; advertising Dutch Boy paintcardboard pound butter box for Mississippi Valley Dairy Charm butter; Mississippi Valley Milk Producers Association [1959]"The Evangelist" conducted by A. Chatterton. Vol....
Dates: 1863-1910

Benita A. Moore Quad-City History Files, 1970-1999

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Identifier: 2002-10
Scope and Contents

This collection contains publications, newspaper clippings, etc. relating to Quad City area history kept by Benita Moore, a professor at Marycrest College in the 1970s-1990s.

Dates: 1970s-1990s

Benjamin F. Gue diary (transcript)

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Identifier: 1997-23
Scope and Contents

typescript of diary 1852-1855; (See IA State University for originals); describes trek west to Iowa in 1852;claiming land in Scott and Cedar Counties; crossing the frozen Mississippi River on foot; first train across Railroad bridge in 1854; farm life

Dates: 1852-1855

Bernick family photograph album

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-36
Scope and Contents

Victorian album; family names Bernick, Duge, Beh, Broders, Goettsch

Dates: 1860-1900

Berry, Carstens, Soehren, Struve, Altringer, Loos, DeMoney genealogical material

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Identifier: 2020-06
Scope and Contents

Family group sheets and supplementary materials for family lines Berry, Struve, Soehren and Carstens of Scott County, Iowa. Additionally, there is documentation for the family lines Altringer, Loos, and DeMoney.

Dates: various

Bettendorf family photos c1910

 Collection
Identifier: 2011-10
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of duplications of photos of paintings in frames and 24 black and white 3.5 x 4" prints and 35 milimeter negatives of Michael, William P., Joseph W., J.W. and wife Elizabeth, Edwin, and Bill.

Dates: circa 1910

Bettendorf High School Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2023-30
Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of two Bettendorf High School yearbooks (see catalog) and one file of certificates recognizing achievement in sports, particularly football. There are two class reunion booklets for 1991 and 1996.

Dates: 1970-1996

Bettendorf High School World War II oral history project book

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Identifier: 2001-32
Scope and Contents

"World War II: Home and Away" booklet prepared by Bettendorf High School students Title: World War II : home and away : an oral history project / Fiction Writing Class, Bettendorf High School, C Term 2001 ; editors, Lindsay Sobie and Andrea Aplin. Publisher, Date: Bettendorf, Iowa : M. Walker, Bettendorf High School, 2001.

Dates: 2001

Betty Adler Papers

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Identifier: 2014-20
Content Description

This donation consists of a letter to Betty Adler from General John J. Pershing regarding the manuscript for her book Within the Year After and Adler's business card.

Dates: 1920

Beyer's Pastry Shop & Superior Dairy Wagon

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Identifier: 2012-12
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scans of photographic print images 3.5 x 3.5"; originals returned to donor.

Dates: ca. 1910

Bi-State Literacy Council Records

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Identifier: 2019-78
Scope and Contents

Board agendas, minutes, financial reports, images and historical documents about the organization collected by Board members from 1988 to 2023 in both digital and paper formats.

Dates: 1988-2023

Bishop Henry Cosgrove photograph

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Identifier: 2004-61
Scope and Contents

One black and white photographic image which appears to be printed, possibly upon the occasion of his death, which was removed from a frame. Information printed under the image states Cosgrove's dates of birth, ordination, and death. Theimage shows him seated, looking downward to the photographer's left. He is wearing a dark robe and cape. The photograph is credited to Allen.

Dates: 1900s

Bix Beiderbecke genealogy

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Identifier: 2010-06
Scope and Contents

Digital pdf file of Beiderbecke genealogy including family group sheets, kinship reports, and index on CD-ROM; print version also available.

Dates: 2008

Bix Beiderbecke Museum and Archives

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Identifier: 2023-29-Open
Scope and Contents PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS:Spiegle and Cynthia Willcox at the Bix Fest (1995 and 1996)snapshot of Spiegle Willcox with Bob Crosby Bob Cats on stageSpiegle Willcox home in New York - exteriorSpiegle Willcox with trombone - one with dog Jean Goldkette [1899-1962] portrait in sepia tones (1950-1962?)Goldkette Orchestra reprint with New England Tour BusDOCUMENTATION:Typed list of Spiegle Willcox repertoire...
Dates: 1875-1996

Bix Beiderbecke Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2023-27
Scope and Contents This is a collection containing audio recordings of Bix Beiderbecke, a native to Davenport, Iowa.Included are CD's called "The Bix Beiderbecke Story" consisting of four CDs compiled in 2003 in England. There are over 100 recordings by Bix Beiderbecke included.Additionally there are 78 rpm audio disk recordings of Beiderbecke:Ol' Man River - Fox Trot by Paul Whiteman and his OrchestraMake Believe - Fox Trot by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra...
Dates: 1920-1931

Bix Box-SC resources re: Bix Beiderbecke

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Identifier: 2007-04
Scope and Contents

This artificial collection is a compilation of original items pertaining to Bix Beiderbecke, including photographs.

Dates: 2007

Black Hawk Hiking Club of the Tri-Cities Bulletin

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Identifier: 2023-21
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This collection of bulletins includes the years 1932-1980, 1982-1983, 1993-1994, 1997-1999.

Dates: 1932-1999

Blackhawk Chapter IAAP

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Identifier: 2007-16
Scope and Contents

This collection contains items pertaining to the International Association of Administrative Professionals, including scrapbooks 1942-98, records 1942-2007 with some missing, anniversary booklet with history, and photographs.

Dates: 1942-2007

Blevins Local History collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-19
Scope and Contents Davenport Fire Department 1. two 8x10" black and white photographic prints of two Dalmatian dogs on back of fire truck, the larger of which identified as "Mate"2. 1975 Davenport Fire Department Benevolent Association Bi-Annual Benefit Dance souvenir program which contains photographs of fire companies3. paperback booklet documenting history of Davenport Fire Department ca 1902 [some pages may be missing]4. Davenport Fire Department Official Souvenir...
Dates: 1900-1975

Bloeser Image Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2023-48
Scope and Contents This is a group of digital images pertaining to the donor's families. The Carlsons and Guldners were in the tailoring business locally. Later the Guldners ran establishments in Davenport called the Tip Top Cafe and Guldner's Cafe. Interiors of cafes and tailor shops as well as one exterior of the tailor shop at 124-126 East Third Street appear to date 1890-1910. There is one image of a group of young girls wearing white dresses and holding flags that dates 1906-1908 based on the...
Dates: 1890-1940

Blue Grass Township, Scott County, Iowa Assessor's Books 1898-1915

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Identifier: 2003-17
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 17 bound volumes of Blue Grass Township Assessor Books from 1898-1915 (missing 1900.)

Dates: 1898-1915

Blueprints of hospital building at Iowa Soldiers Orphans Home

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Identifier: 2007-02
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 4 sheets labeled Set No.16, held together with brads, dated June1931. Architect Henry J. Liebbe, Des Moines. Measures 24" x 42". This building is no longer extant.

Dates: 1931 June

Book: Kaaba Temple 1986 Shine for Shrine by Stamm

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-17
Scope and Contents

hardcover directory of members and brief history of Temple chartered Jul 1, 1878

Dates: 1986


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