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National History Day: Interesting Local Individuals

Suggested topics based on available primary sources

Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

Location and Hours

Website

 

Phone:

(563) 326-7902

 

Address: 

321 N Main Street 

Davenport, IA 52801-1490

Hours: 

Mondays: 9am-8pm

Tue - Sat: 9am-5:30pm

Sundays and Holidays: CLOSED

 

 

 

 

Interesting Local Individuals

Annie Wittenmyer and the Wittenmyer Home formerly Iowa Soldiers and Orphans Home

              Acc#1989-07 1950s era scrapbook of photographs

              Autobiography Under the Guns  (SC 973.7 Wit)

              Newspapers

              Wittenmyer Home anniversary book

              Palimpsest article written by former resident of the home

              Bibliography With Love and Concern, Annie Wittenmyer  (SC362.73 Bru)

              Annual reports to the state

              Oral histories of people who lived there as workers/orphans

Bix Beiderbecke, jazz musician

             Newspapers

             Photographs

             Bix Box records and article

             Audio recordings

             Books

Fejervary family

             Celestine - letter from her in LIRS accession

                       History of her on qcmemory

             Nicholas  Acc#2003-41,  2005-07

             Biographical History and Portrait Gallery of Scott Co, IA (SC977.769 Bio)

             Fejervary Park (see Acc#2003-09 Davenport Park & Rec)

Ebeneezer Cook

              Biographical History and Portrait Gallery of Scott Co, IA (SC977.769 Bio)

              Acc#2005-03 deed

 Clarissa Cook

            photos

            Library

            Home for Friendless-new hospice

            Deed for Bettendorf (Acc#2005-03)

Alice French, pen name Octave Thanet-local author

             Photographs

             Family history

             Acc#2001-38,  2005-09

George Davenport

             Acc#2005-06,  1994-07

             Family History on poster in Miscellaneous drawer of map case

             Regina Schantz thesis

             Biographical History and Portrait Gallery of Scott Co, IA (SC977.769 Bio)

Antoine LeClaire

              Biographical History and Portrait Gallery of Scott Co, IA (SC977.769 Bio)

Susan Glaspell (Acc#1988-03)

            Photographs

            Books