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David Sebben Photograph Collection #2

Identifier: 2019-71
Scope and Contents PANORAMIC birdseye view of Davenport by J. B. Hostetler may be original print in new matte and frame. Shows buildings between Government Bridge and Centennial Bridge west to east, and tops of 6th Street buildings to river with Rock Island riverfront in the distance. Measures about 9" x 40". Probably ca 1915 Scans of ten GLASS NEGATIVES showing Moline vs. Rock Island playing football in 1915 per writing on two negatives. One group of males and females dressed in costumes. Rest teen...
Dates: 1915

Decatur County Iowa Cemetery records

Identifier: 2012-39
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of Decatur County Iowa Cemetery Records with additional details added for Hamilton and New Salem Cemeteries.
Dates: [unknown]

December 2008 Edition of the City Directory for Le Claire, Iowa

Identifier: 2018-10
Scope and Contents 2008 directory lists residents by street address as well as a cross directory listing which is alphabetical by resident. This is not a professionally printed directory.
Dates: 2008

Deeds, maps, tax receipts for Scott Co. land

Identifier: 2008-15
Scope and Contents This collection contains land documentation ca. 1840-1900 for Scott County Section 21, Township 78 North, Range 4 East. Surnames include Wachter, Freund, Sulemire, Mather, Ives, Hutt, Nichols, and Hawley. Hand-drawn plat maps by Scott County Surveyor W. P. Campbell.
Dates: 1840-1900

Del Rae Studio-Ralph Stanley Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2017 -11
Scope and Contents Most images in this collection are identified with the Del Rae Studio, Davenport Iowa embossed seal or stamped with the name Photographer Ralph Stanley. Subject matter is airplanes, airports, construction projects and aerial shots of Davenport and area. Estimated dates 1930-1940's. 16 x 20” Aerial Photographs - 10 total Unidentified airport Unidentified factory along river (IL side? Campbell’s Island?) Unidentified factory with quarry beside and bridge in distance (Buffalo?...
Dates: 1930-1942

Delta Queen riverboat photograph

Identifier: 2008-02
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1 ca. 1950's black and white print mounted on board showing riverboat Delta Queen docked at Rock Island river front with a view of the Davenport river front; 3.5 x 8 feet in size.
Dates: ca. 1950s

Department of Transportation map of Scott County, Iowa

Identifier: 2004-59
Scope and Contents 1975 map;purplish ink; appears was once cataloged in DPL map collections - For more information about this collection, please consult with a Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center staff member.
Dates: 1975

Des Moines Register and Tribune Image collection

Identifier: 2013-29
Scope and Contents This image collection is from the Des Moines Register & Tribune newspaper in Des Moines, Iowa. There is limited identification. Subjects include:dredging the Mississippi River in 1929; Rock Island Arsenal female employees ca World War I;Davenport schools student activities from Davenport High School 1951-52; Davenport West High School 1974; St. Katharine's School 1949; St. Ambrose College 1953; Davenport Art Gallery 1963; Dear Joe...
Dates: 1929-1977

DeWitt, IA studio photographs

Identifier: 2003-10
Scope and Contents This collection contains approximately 30 black and white photographs of people believed to be from the DeWitt, Iowa area.
Dates: 1870-1890

Diaries of Lettie Barber

Identifier: 2014-21
Scope and Contents This collection contains handwritten diaries of local resident Lettie Barber for the years 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911; They mention visiting African-American families, tenement on Tenth Street.
Dates: 1907-1911

Diary of Hanno Prentice Newton

Identifier: 2018-62
Scope and Contents This 3x5" daily pocket diary documents daily events in Keokuk County pioneer life such as farming and timber activities, weather, neighbors, farm animals, etc. Copies of Newton's other diaries dating 1858-1870s can be found at State Historical Society of Iowa and possibly Keota, IA library. See also the Iowa Journal of History and Politics "Pioneer Experiences in Keokuk County" July 1954 pages 327-342.
Dates: 1861

Diary of Henry Vollmer, Sr.

Identifier: 2014-11
Scope and Contents This collection contains a typed bound carbon copy of diary by Henry Vollmer during a trip to Germany April 7 - September 19, 1887.
Dates: 1887

Dick Stahl literary works on rivers and river towns

Identifier: 2010-13
Scope and Contents Items written by Dick Stahl, Quad Cities Poet Laureate.
Dates: undated

Dillon Fountain

Identifier: 2007-05
Scope and Contents This collection contains files from City Archives including a maintenance manual, info from "Friends of Dillon Fountain", folder labeled Ware and Ware, correspondence, architectural and building information.
Dates: 1917-1984

Dimitrios N. Kechris (James A. Kachres) papers

Identifier: 2001-18
Scope and Contents Dimitrios Nickolas Kechris, also known as James N. Kachres' personal papers include handwritten documents, correspondence, receipts, booklets, an abstract, his funeral costs and probate information. Some of these items are printed and written in Greek and include dates 1905 and 1913.
Dates: 1945-1968

Dobler-Kuehl Genealogical Material & photos

Identifier: 2007-07
Scope and Contents This collection contains documented information and photographs compiled by Warren F. Kuehl including surnames: Dobler, Kuehl, Warren, Friedrichs/Friedricks; Laminated civil war and confirmation documents, images.
Dates: various

Don and Marietta Southwood collection

Identifier: 2012 -25
Scope and Contents books, professional genealogy work, personal genealogy; American Association of University Women [AAUW] programs; WWI bonus aps for Scott Co. 1920's
Dates: 1900-2010

Don C. Bowers eulogy

Identifier: 2020-10
Scope and Contents This is a two-page typed collection of memories created for the celebration of life service for Don Cooper Bowers by his younger brother, Kent. They are filled with humorous anecdotes pertaining to his brother.
Dates: 2020

Dorothy Phoenix School Report Cards

Identifier: 2018-11
Scope and Contents Student progress reports for student Dorothy "Dodie" Phoenix grades 2-10 from Pierce School, Sudlow Intermediate School and Saint Katherine's School. Signed by parents Dorothea Panton Phoenix and H.A. Phoenix as well as her teachers.
Dates: 1929-1938

DOT map of Scott County, Iowa

Identifier: 2004-58
Scope and Contents 1967 map shows state highways, county trunk and local roads - For more information about this collection, please consult with a Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center staff member.
Dates: 1967

Downtown Davenport Development Commission collection

Identifier: 2020-17
Scope and Contents This is a collection of images of downtown Davenport. Fifteen images are black and white and ten are color prints.

Second street is the main focus of the black and white prints whereas the color items are mostly skylines.
Dates: 1980-1999

Downtown Davenport photographs

Identifier: 1996-06
Scope and Contents 14 prints ca 1930-1950's of building exteriors; caricatures of city leaders from newspaper; came from C & ED department per note on envelope
Dates: 1930-1951

DPL Oral History Projects

Identifier: OH
Scope and Contents The collection is organized into series by project names, then broken down into individual names or participants.
Dates: 1994-2020

Dr. Herald W. Greene Family Collection

Identifier: 2019-42
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings, photographs, letters documenting this family; Dr. Greene was a dentist by profession; much of the information revolves around son, Herald Taylor "Skippy", and his school activities including baseball and basketball at Davenport High School Class of 1947 and University of Iowa 1951.The newspaper items are in terrible condition. The images and other paper items such as programs, etc. are fair.One highlight is the June 1940 Shriner's Baseball School...
Dates: 1930-1950

Dr. Herbert J. Hodges Papers

Identifier: 2014-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains over 1000 color photographic slides, research, records, observations, statistics and correspondence regarding the local bird population in the Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois greater Tri/Quad City area. Copies of published items, articles used in research and information on individual birds is also included.
Dates: 1895-2008; Majority of material found in 1940-2005

Dr. Robert C. Olson collection

Identifier: 2005-18
Scope and Contents Reproduction of "No. 2 Map of the Rock Island Rapids of the Mississippi River" and 2 special sections of the Quad-City Times newspaper. Published books and serials pertaining to French-Canadian explorers.
Dates: 1925-2005

Dr. William H. Roba Collection

Identifier: 2015-20
Scope and Contents This collection consists of books and newsletters pertaining to studies of Germany, German customs, Nazi Germany, German migration and immigration, literature and educational aids as well as miscellaneous interests of Dr. Roba. A collection of publications pertaining to Buffalo Bill aka William F. Cody.Davenport Democrat Half-Century published October 22, 1905; black and white images on paper better than newsprint. Images include Col. George Davenport, 1844 and 1856 paintings of...
Dates: 1886-2015

Duck Creek Park Lodge blueprints

Identifier: 1996-07
Scope and Contents Original blueprints from architect Ebeling dated 1928.
Dates: 1928

Duncan Book Collection

Identifier: 2018-58
Scope and Contents These serials and miscellaneous items pertaining to Missouri, Kentucky and Iowa were kept by genealogist Lorrain Duncan. They were foldered and placed in an archival box. Published materials that were donated were cataloged if met collection development policy.
Dates: 1970-2000

Eagle Signal Corporation

Identifier: 2013-22
Scope and Contents Eagle Signal publications, photographs, timers, history, manuals; Eagle and BLISS and Gamewell annual reports
Dates: 1930-1989

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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