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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...
Dates: 1882-1964

Wooten-Siegel Letter Collection

Identifier: 2022-13
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 67 handwritten letters and mailing envelopes from 21-year-old Hubbard Smith Wooten, a U.S. Navy aircraft technician to 17-year-old Dorothy Jean Siegel, a high schooler. The correspondence began when Wooten's aunt signed him up for the "Joan Crawford Club". According to the first letter, Miss Siegel began the correspondence first. Letters date from September 21, 1949 to July 22, 1952. All are handwritten in cursive. One small snapshot photograph of Miss Siegel was...
Dates: 1949-1952

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.
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