Davenport Illustrated: Saengerfest Souvenir (Davenport, Iowa: Saengerbund of the Northwest, 1898), front cover.

Local History Publications

Davenport, Past and Present, by Franc B. Wilkie, 1858
List of European settlers who came to Scott County on or before 1840, as reprinted in the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society’s newsletter, the Scott County Iowan.
Call Number: SC 977.769 SCO
Source: F

A.T. Andreas’ Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa, 1875 (1970 Reprint)
Names of Scott County atlas patrons and their businesses. Please use the page number in the “Notes” column — it refers to the 1970 reprint edition of the atlas.
Call Number: SC ATLAS CASE 917.77 AND

The First Album of the City of Davenport, Iowa, by Huebinger Bros., 1887
Names of prominent Davenporters appearing in the original German-language edition, Das Erste Album der Stadt Davenport, Iowa.
Call Number: SC OVERSIZE 917.7769 Hue
Source: U

Contemporary Club Papers
Founded in 1896, this bi-state essay club has provided a public forum on contemporary topics and issues. Its membership is limited to Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois residents. This index searches over 800 essays in 100 volumes of the Contemporary Club Papers by its more than 300 members. Topics have covered various issues including technology, social reform, education, history, politics, art, and music. Some original short stories have also been read. For more information about the Contemporary Club, please read its Research Guide.
The Contemporary Club Papers, 1896-2019 by The Contemporary Club (Davenport, Iowa)
Call Number: SC 374.3 CON
Index to Papers, 1986-Present [2011] by The Contemporary Club (Davenport, Iowa)
Call Number: SC 374.3 CONTE CLU

Davenport Illustrated: Saengerfest Souvenir, July 1898
Program for a singing festival with advertisements and photographs of local sights; also includes profiles of city officials, business leaders, businesses, and institutions.
Call Number: SC OVERSIZE 917.7769 DAV

Atlas of Scott County, Iowa, by M. Huebinger, 1905
Photographs of Scott County citizens, local government officials, residences, and businesses (pages 130-169). Also includes the essays “Reminiscences of Early Settlers,” “Iowa Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home,” and “Early German Settlers of Scott County.”
Call Number: SC ATLAS CASE 917.7769 SCH (in Combined Atlases of Scott County)

Jews of the Tri-Cities, 1912
Call Number: SC 296.0977 JEWS

Portfolio of Cartoons as Published by the Davenport Times, 1912-1913
Caricatures of business and professional men in Davenport, each accompanied by a humorous poem.
Call Number: SC 741.5 POR
Source: LL

Davenport: Where the Mississippi Runs West, by Marlys Svendsen
Call Number: SC 977.769 SVE
Source: JJ

Scott County Iowan, Newsletter of the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society (SCIGS)
Names compiled from newspaper articles and other sources.
Call Number: SC 977.769 SCO