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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...
Dates: 1890-1990

Welsh Family Correspondence Collection

Identifier: 2021-31
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two letters, one envelope, and two pieces of paper pertaining to the family of George Welsh (1839-1899). Welsh writes to his eldest child, daughter Irene, from Washington state describing the area and teasing about bringing back gold from Alaska. One original envelope remains. Also included is a typed note providing family history information about George's family of origin and a small handwritten note identifying George and Alice Welsh in an 1863 photograph taken...
Dates: 1898-1899

Wenger Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2023-05
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two mounted photographic prints. The first is identified in handwriting on the back as "September 10, 1926 Morton J. Marks Company". This measures 7 x 9" overall with the sepia image measuring 5 x 7". Nine males are wearing overalls posed in the interior of a brick building. They are surrounded by large cardboard boxes labeled as breakfast cereals from Kellogg's and Post and Ball mason jars. The second is a mounted sepia image measuring 4.5...
Dates: 1890s and 1926

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 High School Memorabilia Collection

Identifier: 2023-18
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the Davenport, Iowa West High School Student and Parent Guidebook for 1968-1969, two tin lapel pins from 1967 and 1968 featuring football rivalries with East Moline Panthers and Assumption Knights, and one prom souvenir booklet from "The Impossible Dream" junior-senior prom held at the Hotel Blackhawk May 16, 1969. An accrual received later dates 1995-2000 and consists of nine color images and two posters of the West High School marching band and drum...
Dates: 1967-1969, 1995-2000

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

Westrom Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2021-21
Scope and Contents Seven jpg scans of cartes de visites issued by Davenport, Iowa photography studios of Clara Barton and Billy the Kid, and of Abraham Lincoln from a Wisconsin business. The originals remain in the donor's possession. Recto and Verso were scanned. Donor purchased from antique dealerships and has not authenticated subjects of images. Weld's Photograph Gallery on the corner of 2nd and Main appears to have been in business in 1864. This corresponds to the Barton image. [Barton was...
Dates: 2021 Aug digitized

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

William F. Bernbrock Architectural Plans Collection

Identifier: 2021-30
Scope and Contents Architectural plans and project files for buildings by firms William F. Bernbrock was affiliated with in the Quad-Cities and beyond. Schools, churches, commercial properties and residential properties are all represented. Mainly elevations, floor plans and sections are included. PROJECT FILES:Bettendorf High School 1953 7 prints by H.K. Williams Co.; 12 prints by Sunderbruch; Dedication programBettendorf Junior High School 1954 10 prints by Haubold...
Dates: 1929-1997

William Page Genealogical Collection

Identifier: 2021-10
Scope and Contents

This digital collection contains family history records and documentation for the following families: Barnes, Fuller, Hyland, Kay, Kuhl, Milheiser, Porter, Schneekloth, Bebensee, Giddings, Ives, Kruse, Kuhl letters, Page, Porter letters, Stoltenberg.

Dates: 2020 July 21

William Roba Collection of Historical Documents

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

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 death 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

William Young Collection

Identifier: 2023-26
Scope and Contents I: Baseball This series contains baseball caps, photographs, tournament programs, rules and regulations for Little League and Pony League teams in Davenport, Iowa that were coached by William Young. II: Progressive Baptist Church This series contains CDs with sermons given at Progressive Baptist Church from 2006-2017. The bulk of sermons were given by Pastor Stanley Moore, with the most from 2007 and 2011. A book by Moore titled "Can God Trust You with Trouble?" is also part of...
Dates: 1987-2017

Williamson Historical Documents Collection

Identifier: 2023-03
Scope and Contents This is a varied collection curated by a collector. Items have to do with the Upper Mississippi Valley region, the bulk pertaining to Davenport, Iowa. Unusual items in the collection are Upper Mississippi River Refuge Trap Tags and Key 1940-2000, envelopes from the first flight of U.S. Air Mail Routes 107 (including Davenport) and 98, and early jazz audio recordings on vinyl featuring Bix Beiderbecke.ARCHIVE & MANUSCRIPT ITEMS Ephemera: Martha Bockoven...
Dates: 1866-2000

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...
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...
Dates: 1882-1964

Wood Iowa Soldiers' Orphans Home photograph collection

Identifier: 2022-11
Scope and Contents This unique collection all pertains to the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans" Home employees, children and grounds. It consists of twenty gem portrait tintypes by the Davenport photographer Olmsted, some with identification, believed to be dated to 1866. There are five CDV size images of the grounds dated 1867 taken by photographer Bowman of Ottawa, Illinois. ISOH Matrons identified are Clara Jester, Lu Clarenbaugh, Miss Goodill, Mrs. Jones, and two unidentified women. Children living at...
Dates: 1866-1867

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

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
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Davenport IA 52801-1490
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