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Davenport School Class Picture

Identifier: 2019-70
Scope and Contents

Image by Frank O. Free, Davenport photographer. Sepia print measures 8x10" and is in a paper frame measuring about 11x13". Names of teachers and students are handwritten on the back.

Dates: 1935-1939

Davenport School Museum Collection

Identifier: 2022-15
Scope and Contents Series 1 contains commencement programs from Davenport High School dating 1881-1949 with some years missing. YEAR ANNUAL # of COPIES NOTES 1881 na 1 1882 na 1 1883 na 2 1885 na 1 1887 na 1 1888 32 2 1889 33 1 1890 34 1 1891 35 1 1892 na 1 1894 na 2 1898 na 1 1899 na 1 1902 2 first mid-year...
Dates: 1881-1949

Davenport Schools Museum Donation

Identifier: 2018-43
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Blackhawk Newspaper 1982-1983, 1984-1985; The Crest 1969-1971; Rockety-I 1956; various publications

Dates: various dates

Davenport Shooting Association promissory notes

Identifier: 1998-25
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This collection contains notes held by members of the Davenport Shooting Association, 1900-1903. Copies are in SCUSI file

Dates: 1900-1913

Davenport Toastmistress Collection

Identifier: 2004-18
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Consists of materials from local Toastmistress club including membership lists, officers, constitution, scrapbooks, programs, newsletters, unidentified photographic images, awards and other miscellaneous items. Parker Parliamentary Law Club items also included.

Dates: 1967-1984

Davenport Woman's Club Records

Identifier: 1995-02
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Records of the club, including minutes, scrapbooks, programs c. 1900-1995. Additional materials donated 1/20/2001 including yearbooks and minute book, 1989-1998.2006 rec'd 1973-74 scrapbook and 2 photo albums.

Dates: 1900-1995

Davenport/Bettendorf map

Identifier: 2004-55
Scope and Contents

1967 map - For more information about this collection, please consult with a Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center staff member.

Dates: 1967

David Adams Genealogy Collection

Identifier: 2013-23
Scope and Contents Ten archival boxes of portraiture associated with Stafford, Suiter, Morgan, Ward, Adams families of Scott County, Iowa; prints, acetate negatives, tintypes, CDVs, photographic postcards, Polaroids, copies, digital copies.Eighteen archival boxes of genealogical documentation for same families. All connected with Scott County, Iowa particularly the Le Claire and rural Le Claire areas.This collection of photographs and compilations of research came from a long time Scott...
Dates: 1800-2000

David Collins newsclippings, photos and scrapbooks

Identifier: 2005-05
Scope and Contents

Papers of author David Collins including newspaper clippings, photographs, teaching contracts, and report cards.

Dates: 1955-2005

David Doss Collection

Identifier: 2019-21
Scope and Contents Donor's letter states "As a hobby I travel to antique shows and flea markets and purchase photos and mail them back to their place of origin."Sent under cover of two seperate mailings, one in February, one in May: photocopy from June 25, 1927 The War Cry - a Salvation Army publication, including a paragraph on the Sam Woodgate family of Davenport and their Davenport Corps Band.From Ladies Home Hournal February 1916 page 5 - Just See What Davenport Has Done re:...
Dates: 1916-1927

David Sebben - Area photograph collection

Identifier: 2009-04
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This collection consists of photographs, negatives, slides, and one brochure of the Quad City area with an emphasis on downtown scenes, street cars, and electric utilities dating from 1890s to 1950s. The majority of these prints depict Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company, Tri-City Peoples Light Company, and United Light Company. The "Growing Up with the Tri-Cities" is an open house brochure for one of the businesses. It is dated 1926.

Dates: circa 1890-1950

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...
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
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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
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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

Depositions from District Court Cases, Scott County, Iowa

Identifier: 2021-29
Scope and Contents This is a set of sixteen original depositions related to District Court cases in the 1860s. Most of the documents have been microfilmed with the rest of the papers and are available for viewing in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. Two sources were used to double check the names and case numbers involved: District Court Calendar Scott County IA [SC 977.769 DIS] and Numberical Index of District Court Cases Found on Microfilm 1857-1898 [SC 977.769 SCO].Case...
Dates: 1860-1866

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...
Dates: 1929-1977

DeWitt, IA studio photographs

Identifier: 2003-10
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Items written by Dick Stahl, Quad Cities Poet Laureate.

Dates: undated

Dillon Fountain

Identifier: 2007-05
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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.
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