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Annie Wittenmyer and the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home: Archival Materials

Annie Wittenmyer and the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home

Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

Location and Hours




(563) 326-7902



321 N Main Street 

Davenport, IA 52801-1490


Mondays: 9am-8pm

Tue - Sat: 9am-5:30pm

Sundays and Holidays: CLOSED





RSSC Archives & Manuscripts Collection

Acc#1989-07 Annie Wittenmyer scrapbook. Photos of children and teachers at the Annie Wittenmyer Home. Ca. 1950’s and some earlier; see also 2002-21. 2 folders. Rg. 37 Sec. 1

Acc#2002-21 Annie Wittenmyer Home photographs, 1931-1945. View of farm, grounds, some staff members. AKA ISOH; see also 1989-07. 1 folder OS. Rg. 38 Sec. 3

Acc#2003-06 Iowa Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home graduation programs. Programs date from 1934 and 1935. 1 folder. Rg. 38 Sec. 3

Acc#2004-51 Iowa Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home Biennial Report. Photocopies reports from 1910-1934 covering years 1908-1934. 13 folders in 1 box. Rg. 42 Sec. 8

Acc#2006-05 Annie Wittenmyer Home Contact Notebook from Branch. Contact book and information kept at the Branch Library located at Annie Wittenmyer. Contain names and address of residents of the orphanage and some entries name people they are looking for. 1 box. Rg. 42 Sec. 3

Acc#2007-02 Blueprints of Hospital building at Soldiers Orphans Home. 4 sheets labeled Set No. 16; held together with brads; dated June 1931; architect Henry J. Liebbe, Des Moines; measure 24 x 42”; building no longer extant. 4 sheets, rolled. Map case.

Acc#2008-05 Lillian Baldwin memoir, Iowa Soldier’s Orphans Home. Unpublished memoir “The Seven L’s” by Lillian Tice Baldwin recalling her years spent at the ISOH (Annie Wittenmyer Home) from about 1928-1940. Some genealogical research done by SC staff available. 1 binder. Rg. 37 Sec. 6