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A Veteran and a Friend

In honor of Veterans Day we would like to share a portion of an Oral History interview conducted on June 4, 2001. Interviewer: Susan Carlson, WWII/Korean War Oral History Project Veteran: Army PFC Kenneth Roy Plumb Enlisted June 1954. 82nd … Continue reading

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Volunteer Round-Up

Love genealogy and local history? Ever wonder what we do in Special Collections? Have some spare time? Come on down for our special interest meeting on Monday, September 21 at 11:00am. You’ll get a “behind-the-scenes” tour and learn how you may … Continue reading

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Closing the three-year-gap: 1947 – 1949 Abstracted Names

As our regular patron know, one of our Center’s best indexes for early twentieth-century newspaper announcements is the set of Abstracted Names from the Davenport, Iowa, Democrat (SC 977.769 Abs) which covers 1898 to 1946.  This resource was compiled by … Continue reading

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Milestones in local databases

For those of you who  are statistically oriented, we’re very happy to announce that, thanks to dedicated volunteer Janet Greenlee, the 1925 Iowa Census index on our website now includes 9000 names of Scott County residents. The index to the microfilmed Iowa … Continue reading

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We Salute Our Volunteers!

  Yesterday, the Davenport Public Library gave a reception to thank library volunteers for all that they do.  Those volunteers who could attend included many of the wonderful people who help our Special Collections Center .     What do Special Collections … Continue reading

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