About Special Collections

Special Collections

The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center is housed in the Main Street location of the Davenport Public Library in Davenport, Iowa.

We have extensive local history and genealogy research collections. These include 23,000 books, 18,000 rolls of microfilm, 74,000 photographic images and 2,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript collections.

We also serve as the Archives for the City of Davenport, and have many resources from Scott County.

Our current hours are:

12-8 Monday
9:00 – 5:30 Tuesday – Saturday


6 Responses to About Special Collections

  1. Janet Hauschild Milone says:

    I am researching my great grandfather, Christian Hauschild, who was born in Mehlen Germany in 1867 and came to reside in the Davenport Iowa area and died 1941. He was married to Emma Ann Turner of Iowa. I’m looking for his parents and any siblings he may have had, and a copy of his obituary.

    Thank you.

    • Marge Hicks says:

      I may be mistaken but I think they lived next door to my grandparents on E. 14th Street?

    • Robin Lawson says:

      I do believe the Haussmann’s are related to Hauschild. Go onto the website findagrave.com, create an account, put in the information you have then proceed to find any and all Hauschild within: the cemetery of burial; Davenport: Scott County; finally Iowa.

      Will you please update me with any information that may pertain to this family tree? My children are Haussmann, and I am trying to research my family, now, I am starting on theirs also.

      Another source you might want to try is the 1940 Census.


  2. Elmer says:

    Christian’s parents were Christian Hauschild and Elizabeth Rausch. Christian and Emma were married in Muscatine, Iowa.

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