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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 Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-13
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of individually published papers of the Contemporary Club, a local club. See inventory in external documents.

Dates: 1910-1935

Contemporary Club Papers Bound Volumes

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-22
Scope and Contents

Volume XCVIII 2013-2014; two duplicate copies

Dates: 2013-2015

Cook's Point Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-12
Content Description

1 oversized box of memorabilia used at reunions for Mexican-American local neighborhood called "Cook's Point".

Dates: 1970-2010

Corcoran Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2021-38-Open

Cordova Library Donation

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-30
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of five spiral bound volumes of published item titled Jones County History and one bound item by John Clark Fetzer titled A Study in City Building.

Dates: 1945; 1996

Cram Field Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-02
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of seventeen photographic prints of Cram Field Davenport, Iowa including airplanes, groups of men, exteriors of hangars and buildings, interiors; suspect 1940s based on calendars hanging on walls and one label; 15 8 x 10 prints and 2 snapshots all black and white.

The creators are the Times photographer, Joe Boll, M+M Ariels from Spirit Lake, Iowa, Lee Moyne Mark, and other photographs have no identification.

Dates: 1940s

Crescent Macaroni and Cracker Company picnic panoramic photo

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-01
Scope and Contents

This panoramic print measures about 10" x 51". It was taken along the Mississippi River on the Davenport levee next to the steamer St. Paul prior to the Crescent Macaroni and Cracker Company's annual family excursion. All office and factory employees and their families were invited.

Dates: 1929-09-14

Criner & O'Toole documents & personal items

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-27
Scope and Contents

This collection contais items related to patents held by H.J. Criner for bread slicers; Davenport school ephemera including 3 issues Blackhawk 1936, Girls Recreation League 1939 season's review booklet; miscellaneous newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1930s

Crook Brothers Laundry Co. Davenport, IA postcard

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-59
Scope and Contents

1 color postcard "Office of Crook Bros. Laundry Co. Davenport Iowa"; unmailed; verso: "Wilton Fair 1912 Folks went in car."

Dates: 1912

Dahms photography studio collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-30
Scope and Contents

Unidentified portraits by Davenport photography studio found in a large collection that was made to the Moody County Museum by the daughter of a local resident who was cleaning out her father's home. Features are three individuals and two family groups.

Dates: 1888-1892

Dairy/Milk Industry Training Material

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-22
Scope and Contents

Eighteen records measuring 10", 12" and 16" and nine film strips all on the topic of salesmanship in the dairy/milk industry. The Milk Industry Foundation and International Association of Milk Dealers are listed as sponsors of the records.

Dates: 1925-1935

Dank Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-36
Scope and Contents

Images likely taken by Leroy Dank of Maysville, IA area people, gas station, general store. Family Reunion of Dank, Reimers, Schwarz, Joens.

Dates: 1940s

Darlene Paxton genealogical materials

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-28
Scope and Contents

Two binders of materials organized by physical location such as Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Denmark, etc.; One box labeled "church history" has files with subject headings for various denominations; includes images of churches

Dates: 1917-1980

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War: Catherine Duffin Tent Number 7 Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1994-02
Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials recording the membership and activities of the local group "Catherine Duffin Tent Number 7" of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865. The materials of the collection contain names of its members, their ancestor who served in the Civil War, and lineage information.

Dates: 1926 - 1964

Davenport 1952 Images

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Identifier: 2018-16
Scope and Contents

Series of black and white images taken from street corners looking all directions in most cases. Mainly focused along Fourth Street, Eleventh Street in East Village, near Marycrest, and a few others. Businesses and residences, many no longer extant, are visible.

The digital scans are dated 2005. It is unclear if the originals still exist. Efforts were made to obtain the originals from donor but were unsuccessful.

Dates: 1952

Davenport and Nebraska photo album

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Identifier: 2003-11
Scope and Contents

This collection contain 22 images removed from 1 photo album from a family living in Nebraska and Davenport.

Dates: 19th century

Davenport and the Flood of 1965

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-07
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of thirty color slides produced by Blackhawk Films depicting the April 1965 flood of the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa.

Dates: 1965

Davenport Area Retired School Personnel Association

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-17
Scope and Contents

This collection contains yearbook directories for the Davenport Area Retired School Personnel Association from 1977-2004 with 1980-1981 and 2000-2002 missing. There are multiple copies of some directories. Information includes membership lists, committees, and programs for the year.

Dates: 1977-2004

Davenport Bridge Commission

 Collection
Identifier: 2002-07-2005-12

Davenport Bridge Commission

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-12
Scope and Contents

Includes 11 bound volumes of meeting minutes, May 19, 1931-December 10, 1965; budget information, 1968-1969; and routine correspondence.

Dates: 1931-1969

Davenport Circus Parade slide collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2020-12
Scope and Contents

These nine 35mm color slides were taken by Dr. Elmer L. Crowder. His office was in the Whitaker Building and he shot the images from his office window.

The slides document two different downtown Davenport, Iowa circus parades.

Dates: 1951-1958

Davenport city engineer records

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-07
Scope and Contents

This collection contains early plats and survey reports from Davenport City Engineer and Public Works departments dating from ca. 1854-1910.

Dates: 1854-1910

Davenport Civil Rights Commission

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-13
Scope and Contents

Includes 3 binders of of newspaper clippings, 1980s-1990s; 1 notebook of Iowa Press Clipping Bureau clippings, 1980s; 1 binder of Human Relations Commission papers, 1966-1968; and 2 plaques.

Dates: 1966-1999

Davenport Community Schools board meeting videos

 Collection
Identifier: 2002-04
Scope and Contents

This collection contains videotapes of Davenport School Board meetings, dating from December 1992 through August 1995.

Dates: 1992 December - 1995 August

Davenport estate attorneys' records

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-26
Scope and Contents

Two bound volumes of will transcripts and probate information, 1922-1950, likely from the Davenport firm Heinz and Fisher and its successors (see Acc#2005-24). Includes personal information such as lists of heirs, birth and death dates, etc.

Dates: 1922-1950


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