Celebration of the Center: 20th Anniversary Open House of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center
1999 saw the culmination of years of effort and dedication come to fruition, ensuring L.T. and Alice (Richardson) Sloane’s dream of a “premiere genealogy and local history collection” came true. Partnering with the Davenport Public Library’s Special Collections Center (in existence since 1982) the Sloane’s generously donated their research collection, time, and financial resources to create the beautiful space located in the lower level of The Library | MAIN now known as the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center.
Twenty years of growth has occurred thanks to generous donors, the establishment of an endowment fund, a foundation, a number of grants, and a lot of hardworking volunteers and staff. Today the Center can proudly boast of helping researchers from all over the world, assisting City of Davenport personnel, and providing reference and resource material to Quad-City patrons of all ages as they explore the wide variety of primary and secondary sources available within the Center’s always expanding collection.
Whether you are new to our department or a regular user, we welcome you to join us November 18 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM for a Celebration of the Center!
- Monday, November 18, 2019
- 4:30pm - 7:30pm
- Main - Special Collections
- Library Branch: