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William Roba Collection of Historical Documents

 Collection
Identifier: 2020-36-Open
Scope and Contents This collection contains a series of materials donated over time. The collection organization is based on individual donations. Contemporary Club "Immortals Beyond" Collection is a compilation by Dr. William Roba of biographical materials pertaining to members of the local Contemporary Club that are deceased. The nickname (of sorts) for Club members is “The Immortals”. Donated as accession 2017-08.Horoney/Russell Research Collection consists of correspondence between...
Dates: 1896-2016

William V. Mullen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2021-06
Scope and Contents This is a collection of personal papers, photographs and mementos. Paper placemats from the World War II era picturing "War Theatres" from the Golden Lion Grille at 210 Harrison are included as well as birth and deatah certificates, military documents, pencil drawings and various certificates of recognition including one from the Scott County Farewell Committee.A highlight is a Fromader studio panoramic black and white print of Class 9A from Frank. L. Smart...
Dates: 1900-1971

Willie Otto and Magnus Johnson Papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1864-1868; 1919

Wingate/Brooks/Lage/Berrigan family images; diary

 Collection
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

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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

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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

 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...
Dates: 1882-1964

World War II era chain letter and Knox College directories

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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

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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

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Identifier: 2004-02
Scope and Contents

shows large military group in uniform, likely WWII. Approximately 8"x30"

Dates: 1940-1949

WWII Honor Roll Billboards

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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

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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

 Collection
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
specialcollections@davenportlibrary.com