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Tag Archives: Iowa
In Memoriam: Geraldine “Gerri” Bowers
On Christmas eve, we lost a dear friend, volunteer, colleague, and supporter, Gerri Bowers. We are deeply saddened by this loss, which will be felt by us at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center and across our community. She was involved … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, Davenport, Davenport Public Library, Genealogy, Iowa, obituaries 1 Comment
Heading Back to Campus: Collegiate Yearbooks
As college campuses revive with the activities of students moving into the dormitories, attending classes, and studying in every conceivable place, we wanted to share a resource for those searching for faculty, students, and other aspects of collegiate life over … Continue reading
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Small Towns of Scott County: Read Beyond the Beaten Path
We’re over halfway done with our Summer Reading Program for 2022! If you are looking for other activities to check off your reading log, we have a couple options for you! The two activities are “Read a book with a … Continue reading
This Week We Say Goodbye to Our Director Amy Groskopf
This week we say goodbye to our director Amy Groskopf. Amy has been with the library for over 33 years and has held numerous positions in that time culminating in leading the library for the past 7 years. With a … Continue reading
Posted in Library Tagged Amy Groskopf, Davenport, Davenport (Iowa), Davenport Public Library, Director, Iowa, Retirement 2 Comments
Happy 175th Birthday, Iowa!
Today, December 28, 2021, marks the 175th anniversary of Iowa’s admission into the Union as a state in 1846. During the 28th Congress in the Second Session, the elected House of Representatives passed “An Act for the admission of the … Continue reading
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SPECIAL EVENT!! SPECIAL EVENT!! #Iowa175 Celebration!!
#Iowa175 Celebration at The Library | MAIN this Thursday, August 19th from 4:30-7:30 PM, kicking off the Alternating Currents weekend with a fun event of history, music, and culture celebrating the 175th anniversary of Iowa’s statehood! This free event features … Continue reading
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Iowa will celebrate the 175th anniversary of statehood this winter on December 28, 1846! Our department has been trying to spread the word and bring attention to the event in some small ways. We have been posting little bits of … Continue reading
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Poesy, Rhyme, and Verse: Celebrating World Poetry Day with Iowa Poetry
We want to share our love of poetry by showcasing some books of poetry from our collection that you can view at home either through HathiTrust Digital Library, “a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized … Continue reading
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Migration Is Beautiful
Our colleagues from the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa just launched a new website that we’re very excited about! Migration is Beautiful was unveiled last week at the 2016 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention in Washington, … Continue reading
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Poetry and Politics: Scott County, Iowa, 1896
In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, we look to a Davenport newspaper’s use of a famous German poem to make a point about Scott County voters in early 1896. Heinrich Heine’s Die Lorelei recounts the legend of a … Continue reading