Collections

The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center maintains extensive local history and genealogy collections. The genealogy collection supports genealogical research in Scott County, Iowa as well as other Iowa counties, the New England states, and states on the migration routes used by those who settled in this area. The Center also houses the collection of the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society as well as the recently donated Richardson-Sloane Genealogical Library.

The local history collection includes books, maps, archive and manuscript collections, newspapers on microfilm, pamphlets, videos, and oral history tapes. The photograph collection contains more than 60,000 local images. Please use the information provided about our collections as a starting point – remembering that these are brief descriptions only and that the best source of information about specific materials is our staff.