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Baker Family papers

 Collection
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

Baker & Housman (RI, IL) ledgers 1892-1894

 Collection
Identifier: 2003-16
Scope and Contents This collection contains 4 financial ledger books, 2 of Baker and Housman, Rock Island, Illinois and 2 that are not marked but appear to be from the same company.
Dates: 1892-1894

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 active...
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, 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

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)

 Collection
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 genealogical material

 Collection
Identifier: 2020-06
Scope and Contents Family group sheets and supplementary materials for family lines Berry, Struve, Soehren and Carstens of Scott County, Iowa.
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 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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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 2019.
Dates: 1988-2019

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

 Collection
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 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

Blackhawk Chapter IAAP

 Collection
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

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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Brady Street, 400 block

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-07
Scope and Contents JPG scan of Ott Motor Service [Brady Street, 427] and Naven Fuel Co. shows the building exteriors, an Ott wrecker, and the brick street.
Dates: 1926-1929

Broadway Theatre League playbills and programs

 Collection
Identifier: 1999-04
Scope and Contents This collection contains approximately 100 playbill programs from the Broadway Theatre League. There is some duplication, and some years are incomplete.
Dates: 1960-1992

Brown/Lawson Family genealogy collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-47
Scope and Contents Genealogy of the John A. and Priscilla Brown family and the Elijah and Ruth Lawson family contained in three binders includes photocopies of research and records *Note: "Ted Sloane will give estimated value." on donation form.
Dates: various

Brown's Business College Student panoramic photo 1915

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-26
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1 panoramic photograph dated February 16, 1915 of a large group of students posed outdoors; Hostetler original print; matches Panoramic neg #049 from Free/Hostetler collection.
Dates: 1916-02-16

Brunner Family correspondence and other papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-01
Scope and Contents Personal letters about family members and some papers regarding settling an estate, 1863-1898.
Dates: 1863-1898

Buchanan School 8th Grade Graduates 1916 Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-04
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one sepia toned 9 x 13" landscape photographic print; group of graduates and female teacher dated January 1916; handwriting on back provides names, School No. 14 Buchanan, 6th and Oak Street Davenport Iowa.
Dates: 1916


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