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Buffalo (Iowa) High School Class of 1942

Identifier: 2019-22
Scope and Contents This 7 x 9.5" sepia print by Burch Studio features a small inset of the school exterior in the center surrounded by insets of the supertintendent, D.R. Littell, and the thirteen class members identified as:Willroth, RheaSwanson, EdwardInhelder, ElmerNeumeister, EarlDruhl, JohnBryant, MyrtleSwale, JackEllison, HaroldTeel, MargaretSchroeder, ThomasWalker, John...
Dates: 1942

Bullis/Jessen Photographs

Identifier: 2015-05
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 40 snapshots of people and places including Clinton, Davenport, Linwood and Aurora IL. 24 have some form of identification.
Dates: 1911-1922

Burtis Opera House Program

Identifier: 2017-17
Scope and Contents Program for 3-act opera "Egypta the Wondrous Story of the Nile" which was a benefit for Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences in October 1894.
Dates: 1894 October

Butler School No. 1 Scott County, IA

Identifier: 2009-05
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one 8 x 10" print mounted to cardstock of group of children and young adults standing on steps outside building which donor the indicates is Butler School #1. Research supports this claim because a school was on the land as per donor.
Dates: circa 1885-1890

Camp Fire Girls Camp records

Identifier: 2002-05
Scope and Contents This collection contains videocassette and 16 mm film of Camp Fire Girls Camp SES-KO-ME from 1968, and a blue binder with script for the film. Also includes brief history of the camp site at Allen's Grove, newspaper clippings, pictures, brochures, pamphlets, and a few personal items.
Dates: 1968

Carl Olson newspaper clippings, c. 1970's

Identifier: 2002-12
Scope and Contents This collection contains newspaper clippings about Lance Corporal Carl Olson, a student at the Annie Wittenmyer Home who was killed in Vietnam.
Dates: 1967-1969

Carl Rylander Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2017 -10
Scope and Contents Type Size Format # DescriptionNEGS 4 x 5” Bw acetate 21 1951 flood ANSCO Supreme Pan; some match the prints; NEGS 3.5 x 2.5” Bw acetate 10 1954 flood; PRINT 4.5 x 7” Bw 1 Misc male group; PRINT 6.5 x 8.5” Bw 1 Misc male group; PRINTS 8 x 10” Bw 19 Farm Bureau groups, Picnic-shooting contest, 1940 Corn Husking contest at Keppy farm; PRINTS 4 x 5” Bw 23 1951 flood Municipal Stadium, Riverfront, RR yard,...
Dates: 1937-1956

Carl Vilhelm Jespersen personal records

Identifier: 2002-18
Scope and Contents This collection contains citizenship and military record documents for Carl Vilhelm Jespersen, filed in Black Hawk County, Iowa ca. 1936-1944. Jespersen lived for a time in Grand Mound, Iowa.
Dates: 1936-1944

Carter Local Publications Collection

Identifier: 2019-54
Scope and Contents Sudlow Intermediate School newspaper "The Tiger" 1927-1933 West Intermediate School newspaper "The Sunset" 1924 St. Paul's Lutheran Messenger 1904 Chamber of Commerce News 1934, 1935 Quad-City Commerce Quarterly 1958
Dates: 1904-1958

Cartes de visite labeled J. H. Gue

Identifier: 1997-10
Scope and Contents Subject is likely Joseph H. Gue; Cartes de visite; Photographers Egbert & Cook; 312 Brady Street; Davenport; see external document
Dates: 1860-1870

Cartes de visite taken at I.N.Cook's studio

Identifier: 2007-23
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1 2.5 x 4" carte-de-visite of unidentified woman taken at I.N. Cook's photography studio at 82 Brady Street, Davenport. City directories indicate the studio was located at that address in 1873.
Dates: 1873

Cast of Schneewittchen (Snow White) Photograph

Identifier: 2015-06
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one sepia image of 1901 May play cast. Event held at Claus Groth Hall, Davenport. Cast members are dressed in full costume with props and most if not all are children.

Donor included photocopies of death records for Jane Cornwall and her husband, Mr. Furbee, as well as a newspaper clipping from TX. Cornwall is in the image according to donor.
Dates: May 5, 1901

Caywood / Cowen Collection

Identifier: 2015-22
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal memorabilia pertaining to Immaculate Conception Academy Class of 1950, Marycrest College, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Davenport Diocese Priests, Quad-City baseball teams, local performing groups, some personal items pertaining to family. Images of baseball teams, Caywood, Immaculate Conception Academy Class.
Dates: 1940-2000

Cecil Fletcher cassette collection

Identifier: 2021-08
Scope and Contents This collection contains two audio cassette tapes. The first is called "Songs From Buffalo Bill Ground" published in 1992 including ten songs and "Seasonal Joy at Nap-Sin-Ekee and Julie the Belle of the River" published in 1993. The tapes have never been removed from cellophane wrappers.
Dates: 1992-1993

Cedar County Property Deed-Ebeneezer & Clarissa Cook

Identifier: 2009-07
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a 1854 Deed for Cedar County, Iowa property described as NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 12, Township 81N, Region 2W. It is a deed granting ownership from Ebeneezer and Clarissa Cook to Daniel Davis. This document was notarized by Judge John F. Dillon and is dated 1854.
Dates: 1854

Celtic Heritage Trail of the Quad Cities

Identifier: 2011-07
Scope and Contents This collection consists of organizational records of the Celtic Heritage Trail of the Quad Cities, a 501c3 organization formed in 2003 and dissolved in 2011.
Dates: 2003-2011

Cemetery Plats from Recorder's Office

Identifier: 2012-19
Scope and Contents This collection contains cemetery plat maps of county cemeteries, negative or positive prints.
Dates: 1859-1932

Chairman's Club Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2021-07
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one newsletter and the contents of three magnetic photograph albums documenting four different trips the Club made during 1983-1984 to Fireside Theatre in Atkinson, Wisconsin to see the production "South Pacific", a trip to Kalona, Iowa, an outing to House on the Rock in Wisconsin and a Chicago Cubs/St. Louis Cardinals baseball game in Chicago, Illinois.The single issue of "Chairman's Club News" is dated April 1983 Volume 1 No. 1.The bulk of...
Dates: 1983-1984

Chamber of Commerce Davenport OPEN ACCESSION

Identifier: 2011-26
Scope and Contents This collection consists of items from Davenport's Chamber Commercer. In 2011, the name changed to Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.

See listing for more details.
Dates: 1935-1992

Chamber of Commerce Slides

Identifier: 2004-27
Scope and Contents Color slides in archival slide sheets and a viewer. Some identification work done for each sheet by Mary Ann Moore, SC employee, and Bernard Bailey, SC volunteer. Specifics vary broadly.

Several sheets appear to have been used for programs. Most slides are of Davenport buildings, homes, parks, improvements, etc. There are some slides that are of signs or cartoonish illustrations not specific to this area including topics of voting, labor unions, etc.
Dates: 1960-1980

Charles A. Ficke rare book and manuscript collection

Identifier: 2005-20
Scope and Contents Rare books and manuscripts, including a Babylonian clay tablet, Egyptian papyrus, Chinese and Japanese manuscripts, Korans, Bibles, and incunables.
Dates: undated

Charles E. Slack photographs

Identifier: 2002-13
Scope and Contents This collection contains 4 images (6 photographs) of Davenport City Hall prior to construction of annex; Specifications for construction of City Hall annex; 1899 Davenport City Directory pocket edition; aerial photos of Carey addition prior to subdivision in the area north of Duck Creek and east of Jersey Ridge Road; black and white and color negatives of items in Davenport Museum of Art collection, 1981
Dates: 1899-1981

Charles John Schellhorn collection

Identifier: 2021-01
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a German language Bible of unknown date and origin that had several pressed leaves and a vocabulary list of English words within its pages. There is no personal information recorded in the volume. The pressed leaves were between pages 254-255, 636-637 and the oak leave between 850-8551. The Vocabulary list was found between pages 462-463.Additionally one original page of the German language Davenport newspaper, the Iowa Reform, from 19 April...
Dates: 1940

Charles Wittenmeyer Papers

Identifier: 1996-10
Scope and Contents See external document for details; includes rare tintype, Ladies Industrial Relief Society papers, Fred Schwengel correspondence, Republican National Party activities, Paul Norton prints; color slides of Annie Wittenmyer orphanage farm land
Dates: 1870-1985

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Station-Davenport, Iowa Mug

Identifier: 2021-12
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one ceramic mug, tan in color with a brown line drawing of the C.R.I. & P Railroad Station in Davenport, Iowa that is signed "Howell Shannon" and stamped "Made in England" on the bottom.
Dates: undated

Christensen personal papers

Identifier: 2011-04
Scope and Contents Christensen Family Papers dates from 1858 – 1970s and measures approximately 1.6 linear feet. The collection is arranged in five series: Photographs, Postcards, Personal and Business Documents, Davenport Public School items, Ephemeral items.Series One (ca 1880-1940) Photographs-portraiture and a few residences. Mostly local photographers. Some identification.Series Two (ca 1900-1910) Postcards – many local sites and buildings.Series Three (ca...
Dates: 1858-1979

Christian Frederich Schmidt diary, typescript

Identifier: 1999-07
Scope and Contents This collection contains a diary with an account of travel to Davenport from Germany by Christian Frederich Schmidt in 1847. Includes typescript and computer translation into English.
Dates: 1847

Church Directories

Identifier: 2016-36
Scope and Contents Four church member directories from: Christ United Methodist Church Directory 2007 (Davenport, IA); Christ United Methodist Church Directory 2010 (Davenport, IA); Christ United Methodist Church Directory 2015 (Davenport, IA); Memorial Christian Church Directory 2016 (Moline, IL);
Dates: 2007-2016

Citizen Second Class - League for Social Justice booklet

Identifier: 2017 -18
Scope and Contents This is a copy of a booklet compiling survey results on African-Americans in the local area done by St. Ambrose College students as an assignment for instructor Father William O'Connor. A door to door survey done in 1947 was the source of the information. The booklet was published and made available to the public in November 1951.
Dates: 1947-1951

City Cemetery (Davenport, Iowa) Court Case

Identifier: 2004-52
Scope and Contents Photocopy of Scott County, IA District Court Case #1532 Krambeck vs. City of Davenport in 1890. A public use copy is bound and available SC 977.769 Sco)
Dates: 1890

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
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Davenport IA 52801-1490
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