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City of Davenport Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-09
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a variety of materials collected by the donor about the City of Davenport. The collection includes a clear glass paper weight commemorating Davenport City Hall Centennial, 1896-1996, a video on CD of the "City of Davenport-Parks & Recreation March 2008" which was possibly created for the City Livability Award,a collection of photographic slides of Davenport Parks from 1978-1992, and an oversized 1941 Street Tree Survey Terapeutic Chart created by Philip H....
Dates: 1996; 2008; 1970s-1990s

City of Davenport Communications Department Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-55
Scope and Contents Proposed City Flag for Davenport [2009]

various promotions for the city - paper copies

2 cds "Discover Davenport - River Renaissance"

VHS tapes and recordings of city events, meetings, hearings, ribbon cuttings, etc. Used on city's cable television channel in some instances.
Dates: 2000-2015

City of Davenport Engineering Department survey books

 Collection
Identifier: 2000-01
Scope and Contents Engineering Department Survey Field Books **Note: October 5, 2012 the 35 pages pertaining to Camps McClellan and Kearney were scanned at 600 dpi grayscale to UMVDIA standards. File of TIF images saved to O: drive. File of pdf images saved to I:SC Box 1 no. 1-59 Box 2 no. 60-119 Box 3 no. 120-159 no. 167-174 no.176-181 Box 4 years 1860’s – 1880’s ****Survey book for 1865 includes drawings of Camps McClellan and Kearney *Contents listed as recorded/designated by City Engineer Warren...
Dates: 1850-1919

City of Davenport Engineer's "Record of Paving"

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-25
Scope and Contents The City of Davenport Engineer's record of street and alley paving in 3 indexed volumes, 1889-1943.
Dates: 1889-1943

City of Davenport Streets Department records

 Collection
Identifier: 2000-02
Scope and Contents Street openings, paving and profiles for Davenport streets, 1911-1916.
Dates: 1911-1916

City Sewer Books

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-20
Scope and Contents This collection contains 3 ledger volumes. City of Davenport Sewer Book No. 1 Sewers 1877-1909; No. 2 Sewers 1910-1915; Main District Sewers and Sub Districts
Dates: 1877-1915

City Sexton Reports to Council

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-21
Scope and Contents This collection contains monthly and annual listings of burials in Davenport City Cemetery 1857-1914; includes time, date, location of burial, often age; items were separated from City Council papers; some reports are missing.
Dates: 1857-1914

CityMeetings: City Council and Committee Meetings

 Collection
Identifier: CityMeetings
Scope and Contents Video recordings of City Council, Committee of the Whole, and other City committee meetings
Dates: Event: 1999-2014

Civil War Discharge papers of Henry Kluglein

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-37
Scope and Contents Laminated by donor; discharge papers from Memphis TN February 1864 and from Selma AL September 1865; 3x4" color image of Henry Kluglein's gravestone at City Cemetery in Davenport Iowa also included.
Dates: 1864-1865

Civil War Letters & Experiences of Samuel Schwalm of 50th PA Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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Identifier: 2018-54
Scope and Contents This published item was created by the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Inc. JSHA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching those German auxiliary troops (generically called Hessian) who remained in America after the Revolutionary War, became loyal citizens, made cultural contributions and were the progenitors of any thousands of Americans living today..
Dates: 2011

Civil Works Administration Projects in Scott County, Iowa

 Collection
Identifier: 1989 -10
Scope and Contents scrapbook dating from 1933-34. Also 23 loose photographs; See also 2003-14
Dates: 1933-1934

Civil Works Administration projects scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: 2003-14
Scope and Contents This collection contains approximately 100 mounted 8" x 10" black and white images and accompanying text covering Civil Works Administration projects done in Scott County, Iowa between 1933-1934. Photographs were taken by H.E. Dissette and text was written by George T. French.
Dates: 1933-1934

Clarissa C. Cook Home Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-46
Scope and Contents Collection includes 1988 brochure, 1988 photo, articles from Plus 50 magazine, 100th anniversary brochure, article from Leader newspaper, copy of articles of incorporation, list of 1988 board members.
Dates: 1988

Clarissa C. Cook Home for the Friendless

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-25
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographic prints, news clippings, ephemera, publications pertaining to the Clarissa C. Cook Home and Hospice.
Dates: 1890-1990

Clarissa C. Cook Home for the Friendless records

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-17
Scope and Contents Financial records, resident and applicant information, scrapbooks, images, newsclippings, board minutes, correspondence, visitors register; ***FINANCIALS not to be available to public until 20 years after creation date of record***
Dates: 1880-2013

Clarissa C. Cook Library cornerstone materials

 Collection
Identifier: 1995 -05
Scope and Contents Includes books, newspapers, programs as well as lead cornerstone box; item listing available.
Dates: 1877

Clayton County Iowa Memories & Heritage 1997

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-42
Scope and Contents history and images published by Clayton County Register, Elkader, IA
Dates: 1997

Cleona Township, Scott County, Iowa school census

 Collection
Identifier: X-02
Scope and Contents This ledger dates from 18 September 1899 - 15 June 1913 and contains the annual school census of sub-districts 1 though 7 of Cleona Township, Scott County, Iowa. Entries include names of children that are of school age, ages, sex, parents or guardians names.

The volume is in poor physical condition with brittle pages, some of which have chipped but handwriting is clearly readable.
Dates: 1899-1913

Club of '89

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-07
Scope and Contents This collection includes meeting minutes from 1897-1998; historic scrapbooks 1943-2004; photographic prints; yearbooks 1947-1988; This club was still active as of 2014.
Dates: 1897-2004

Cobblestone Terrace study and planning documents

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-06
Scope and Contents This was a collection of information made available for public review.
Dates: 2003-2004

Collection Development 2011-2017

 Collection
Identifier: 2011-17
Scope and Contents Local history items procured by archivist via estate sales, online purchases, etc. Items will then be added to collections as appropriate per item.
Dates: various

Collection Development 2018-present

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-18
Scope and Contents This is a collection of items chosen to diversify and enhance the library's collection of local history materials. Items have been purchased at sales, online, etc.
Dates: Various

Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1994-07
Scope and Contents Photocopied research materials relating to the business interests of the George Davenport family residing on what is known as Arsenal Island, Rock Island, IL. Along with these are letters referring to shipping materials to build the first home in the Quad City area, ca 1833. This collection of photocopies, reproduced from originals in the Archives of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, are for research and reference use only. They are not to be reproduced in publication or...
Dates: 1994

Colonial Dames

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-14
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks and records of Board of Managers meetings for the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Iowa.Scrapbooks document the organization's activities. Some photographs are included. Binder of invitations to meetings 1938-2006 collected by Alice Richardson Sloane. Records of Meetings of Board of Managers 1896-1917. Additional minutes of meetings and financial reports 2005 April - 2013 June. Brief Inventory: Box 1 Minutes: Board...
Dates: 1896-2006

Colonial Dames-Davenport Borough

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-21
Scope and Contents This collection contains minutes of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of American in the State of Iowa, Davenport Borough from 1944-2002.
Dates: 1944-2002

Company C 8th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment photograph

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-73
Scope and Contents Photocopy of original Civil War era photograph showing group of eight men in uniform including Lytle Stephens seated on the right; believe to have been taken St. Louis c1863.
Dates: 1863

Composition Books of Minnie Schick Fregin

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-45
Scope and Contents Minnie Schick was a Davenport native. These three books appear to have been from her 8th grade school year and contain verses from songs, compositions, and lessons. Each composition book contains cursive handwriting.

See also 2006-04 regarding Schick/Fregin families.
Dates: 1906-1907

Conrad Tinky Myers diary and supporting materials

 Collection
Identifier: 2003-03
Scope and Contents 1859 diary of Scott county resident, believe may have belonged to Conrad Tinkey Myers. Photograph album taken apart and images placed in archival envelopes. Variety of school books and novels. Bank book and checkbook from Citizens National Bank [ca. 1902]. Flood of 1965 special edition of The Clinton Herald. Miscellaneous lose documents and objects. Other materials date up to 1965. Inventory available.
Dates: 1859-1965

Construction site photographs (unidentified locations)

 Collection
Identifier: 1989 -06
Scope and Contents Images show construction sites; two are labeled as Jefferson School (town unknown) in April and May 1927. One postcard is addressed to Mr. J.H. Hunzinger Davenport, Iowa from C.M. Young. The postmark is British Columbia and the date is July 7, 1923; rest of the images have no identification.
Dates: 1920-1929

Contemporary Club "Immortals Beyond" Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2017 -08
Scope and Contents Biographical materials compiled by donor on deceased "Immortals" - Contemporary Club members who have died 1944 - 2014. Includes obituaries, newspaper articles, etc. See list in external document.
Dates: 1994-2016


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