DPL Special Collections
The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center at the Davenport Public Library: Home of Myths and Mysteries, Hysterical Histories, and Tree-Kickin' Genealogy
Book Arts & Preservation
Davenporters of Note
Architecture & Maps
Today’s #archive30 theme is #sportarchives ! Accession No. 2009-14 consists of 3 photo albums of black & white images of Davenport’s Southeast Little League baseball teams from the mid 1980s, roster & schedules for various leagues from 1974-2006, and a Little League Baseball 50th Anniversary patch from 1989.
Today's #Archive30 theme is #ArchiveFashion! We are pleased to show off a recent donation of WWII women's uniform jacket and photos of Mrs. Hetzler's time in service. Additionally, we were very fortunate to have done an oral history with her about this time in her life.
Today's #Archive30 theme is #ArchiveAdvice! Our advice to archive keepers is to keep their spaces and materials clean by routinely dusting and cleaning their space! We love our microfiber duster and towels as well as our easy to use vacuum. We don't use these tools to clean our collections, but they do the job for other surfaces!
Today's #archive30 theme is #ArchiveCelebration ! We had a great time at our #Iowa175 celebration last August, in honor of the 175th anniversary of Iowa statehood. We took over the entire Main Davenport Public Library to showcase highlights from our collection, had a selfie station, crafts, music, food, and more!
Today's #Archive30 theme is #archivefoodanddrink ! These newspaper and magazine clippings are from the Keppy Family Collection (Accession no. 2021-33). Roy and Myrtle Keppy and their children were fundamental in promoting the pork industry and farming at the local, state and national levels as well as the value of breeding leaner and meatier animals.
Today's #Archive30 theme is #archivemystery ! Fact or Fiction? Are the adventures of Charles D. Randolph (aka 'Buckskin Bill') true recollections? Did he embellish the truth? Our Library Assistant Karen has been investigating and will report on our blog soon!
Today’s #archive30 theme is #archivesustainability ! On May 2, 1982 the Scott County (IA) League of Women Voters sponsored a tour of energy efficient homes and businesses in the county in celebration of “Sun Day” - National Solar Energy Recognition Day.
Today's #Archive30 theme is #UnusualItem ! We have a very unusual drawer in our volunteer room. It contains lists of names of Scott County residents taken from various sources that are not where a genealogist might typically look for information on their ancestors.
Today's #Archive30 theme is #somethingscary Architectural drawing for the fertilizer building at the Kohrs Packing Co. plant in Davenport by the Priester Construction Company in the 1920s featuring the "blood cooker" with adjoining "cooked blood draining floor" which appears to be smeared with blood.